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Paul W. Shaughnessy

1932 - 2016 Paul W. Shaughnessy, 83, of Hillcrest Street died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at his home. Mr. Shaughnessy was born in North Walpole, NH on December 26, 1932 the son of James and Doris (Huntoon) Shaughnessy. He attended schools in North Walpole and Bellows Falls High School. In April 1950 at the age of 17 he enlisted in the US Navy where he earned his GED. He also completed Airman Preparatory School and Airman Ordnance School while at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and served on aircraft carrier CVB 42 Franklin D. Roosevelt for 2 plus years before being honorably discharged in December 1953. He worked for B & M Railroad as a fireman, for Railway Express Agency as a rate clerk, as a welder for Burt Anchor Curb, as a bartender at the Walpole Inn, assistant steward at the Bellows Falls Moose Club, dock worker and supervisor for Gay's Express, a terminal manager for Hemingway Transport, he rose to Regional Manager of Vermont for St. Johnsbury Trucking, and also worked for Plymouth Rock Transport and BDR Transport. While at St. Johnsbury Trucking he negotiated the international contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for the Northeast New England Region in Washington DC. He also took courses at Keene State College in modern management techniques. Mr. Shaughnessy enjoyed playing golf and watching all the sports his grandchildren participated in. He was very involved with social clubs in Bellows Falls: He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, and the Polish American Club. He was on the board of directors for the Hooper Country Club and was very active in the Catholic Church serving as a Eucharistic Minister. He was very proud of visiting Ireland with friends and family during three different decades. On September 26, 1959 he married Mary Regan who predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter Paula Cunningham & husband, John and their children Meaghan and Matthew, his son James Shaughnessy & wife Margaret and their children Bridget, Brittany, and Conor, and his daughter Ann Shaughnessy and her son Cameron; his brother Gerald; and his sisters Margaret and Elberta. Besides his wife, he is predeceased by his parents, his baby daughters Jan, Jill and Joan, and his brothers Elbert, James, and David. The family would like to thank the Veterans Association Medical Center in White River Jct, VT, especially Dr. Bauman and Dr. Drescher, his caregiver Tracy Aumand, Eucharistic Minister Lynette Johnson, Fr. Steve Lapine, and Fr. Maria Lazar. FUNERAL SERVICE: There will be calling hours 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 22' at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, VT. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23 d at St. Peter's Church in North Walpole, NH with burial to follow in the St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to , the North Walpole Library, or any charity to benefit veterans.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 19, 2016
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