SHANAHAN Jo-Ann F. (Lydon), of Needham, originally from West Roxbury and later Wellesley, died May 25, 2014 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was 76. Loving wife of the late Robert L. Shanahan. Devoted mother of Robert L. Shanahan Jr. and his wife Kai of Newton, Suzanne Shanahan and her husband Bill Tobin of Durham, NC, Rachael McCarthy and her husband Todd of Newton. Cherished grandmother of Bobby, Mitchell and Lucy Shanahan, Mira, Willow and Ivy Tobin, Meghan, Sean, Marguerite, Kathryn, Shannon and Thomas McCarthy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jo-Ann graduated from Girls Latin School, Boston Teachers College and Bridgewater State College. She was a retired schoolteacher who spent over thirty years teaching in the Boston school system, most recently at Dorchester High School. Jo-Ann enjoyed traveling to Key West and boating with her late husband, and spending time with her children and grandchildren locally, at Cape Cod, and North Carolina. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington Street, (Rte. 16) WELLESLEY, Friday at 9:00 A.M. Funeral Mass in St. Paul Church, Wellesley at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jo-Ann's memory to Autism Speaks, www.autismspeaks.org or to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, www.oif.org. For directions and guestbook gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home Wellesley 781-235-4100
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George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
477 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Published in Boston Herald from May 27 to May 28, 2014