Colleen M. Shannon

HEWITT - Colleen M. Shannon, of Hewitt, passed away on Dec. 15, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y. She was 56 years old.

Born on May 3, 1956, in Jersey City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Edna May (Nolan) Shannon.

A graduate of DePaul High School, she worked for 33 years at the Warwick Valley Telephone Company, Warwick, starting as a switchboard operator and then as human resource manager.

An avid pet lover, Colleen loved her dog, Nora, and enjoyed feeding the swans and ducks on the lake at the family home in Upper Greenwood Lake every day.

She is survived by her twin sister, Cody Sullivan, and her husband, Peter, of Warwick, N.Y.; her sister, Maureen Shannon, and her husband, Terry Gustafson, of Nichols, N.Y.; and her nieces and nephews, Christopher Shannon, of San Diego, Calif., Scott Shannon, of Wilmington, Del., Erin Shannon-Kumar, of Wilmington, Del., Daniel Gustafson, of Vernon, Charles Papp, Jr., of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Tara Bajar, of Jupiter, Fla. She was predeceased by a brother, William Joseph Shannon, and a sister, Catherine Papp.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, N.Y. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Boxer Angels Rescue, Inc., PO Box 543, N. Bellmore, NY 11710.

For further information, directions or to send an online condolence, see www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 18, 2012