March 26, 1922 - February 17, 2022
Albany-Winifred Katherine (nee Tiernan) Shaughnessy, East Parkwood St in McKownville, passed away on February 17, 2022 Winnie was born in New Haven, Ct, where she attended Hall High school. As a young woman she bravely travelled alone by train from West Hartford, Ct to marry our father in Spokane, Washington in August of 1943, before he shipped off to war. A marriage which lasted until his death in February, 1995. Winnie retired from the NYS Office of the Aging Help-line after 30+ years of service. She was a. Communicant of St Margaret Marys Church (now All Saints) in Albany for over 70 years. She was pre-deceased by her husband of over 50 years, James W Shaughnessy Sr, her father Wilfred H Tiernan, mother Edna Mae DeForest, step-mother Esther Tiernan, her sister Shirl (Frances) McGowan and her brother Robert (Stephanie) Tiernan. Survivors include her children, Kathleen (John) Lauretti, Nancy (Robert) Chambers, James (Rosalyn) Shaughnessy Jr, and Kevin M Shaughnessy. Her GrandChildren, Kelle’ Ann Chambers, Wayne (Kaci) Chambers, Lauren (Chuck) Wentrick, Sean P Lauretti, Todd (Vera) Lauretti,, Jennifer (Jason Harbeck) Shaughnessy, and James (Kirin Furst) Shaughnessy, III. Her great-grandchildren, Tyler Charles, Bailey Charles, Crew Chambers, Clarke Chambers, Charlie Chambers, Connor Wentrick, Parker Wentrick, Holden Wentrick, Kaliegh (Dylan) Donnelly, and Jack Harbeck. And her great-great Grandchildren, Onora Donnelly, and Aila Donnelly and many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. Mom was the loving matriarch of her extended family, loved all equally, and was adamant about treating everyone fairly. She loved her home and was happy to share it with family and friends whenever she could. Sitting around the table long after the dishes were cleared and catching up on all "the kids" was a favorite pastime. When family vacations to Maine, or Vermont or Disney were no longer possible, she enjoyed day trips to Lake George, and occasionally even going to Saratoga and betting on the ponies. Then it was her morning coffee, crossword puzzles, reading, and Masterpiece Theater. Even though she was slowed down by a recent hip replacement, she was as active as she could be and was looking forward to getting out for lunch and dinner with family and friends. A life well lived, she will truly be missed. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Winnie’s family Monday, April 4, 2022 7:00 am to 8:30 am at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Please enter the funeral home from the rear parking lot entrance only. Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Funeral services will follow at 9:00 am at All Saints Catholic Church, Albany, NY where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY To leave a message for the family please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com Those wishing to remember Winnie in a special way may send a contribution to the American Lung Association, 418 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207.
Albany-Winifred Katherine (nee Tiernan) Shaughnessy, East Parkwood St in McKownville, passed away on February 17, 2022 Winnie was born in New Haven, Ct, where she attended Hall High school. As a young woman she bravely travelled alone by train... View Obituary & Service Information
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