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Florence L. (Hysette) Shanahan

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Florence L. (Hysette) Shanahan
Dracut, worked at Poitras Shoe Store; 85

DRACUT -- Florence L. (Hysette) Shanahan, 85, of Dracut, died Monday morning December 28, 2009, at her home. She was the wife of the late Albert B. "Bernie" Shanahan.

Born in Nashua NH on July 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Aurore (Anger) Hysette. She received her education in the Nashua Catholic school system.

Mrs. Shanahan devoted her life to tending to the needs of her family. She will be remembered for her fondness of working out in her yard.

Later in her life she went to work with her fiancé at J. Arthur Poitras Shoe Store in Lowell, where she became a well known figure at the store.

She was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Lowell.

Surviving her are her daughter and son-in-law Ann and Vincent DelFuoco of N. Chelmsford, her daughter-in-law Diane Shanahan of Andover, three grandchildren Michael Shanahan, Christina Shanahan and Tim Poitras, one sister-in-law Irene Hysette of Nashua NH, her fiancé J. Arthur Poitras of Lowell, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Michael B. Shanahan and sister of the late Roland "Jim" and Armand "Slick" Hysette.

SHANAHAN -- It being her wish calling hours are omitted. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 9:30 A.M. in St. Margaret's Church, Lowell. Cremation to follow. Funeral entrusted to the care of DRACUT FUNERAL HOME 2159 Lakeview Avenue, DRACUT. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Michael B. Shanahan Memorial Scholarship Fund, UMASS Lowell Office of Advancement, 1 University Ave., Southwick 250, Lowell, MA 01854. For online condolences visit

Funeral Home
Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 957-5032
Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 29, 2009
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