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Margaret M. (nee McNeilly), 86, of Clifton, passed away on September 28, 2013. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Mrs. Shannon came to the United States in 1932 and settled in New York City. She then lived in Rutherford before moving to Clifton in 1955. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Shannon was employed as a secretary at Montclair State College. Previous employment was with the Diocese of Paterson, Dept. of Special Education, Paul VI High School in Clifton and St. Philip the Apostle School in Clifton.
Mrs. Shannon was a faithful parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton where she was a former member of the Rosary Society and the Sewing Group.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas Shannon in 1971 and two brothers, John and Patrick McNeilly.
Survivors include her devoted children, Brian Shannon and his wife, Patricia of Brick, NJ, formerly of Avon, NJ, and Eileen Capaccio and her husband, Paul of Clifton, one loving grandchild, Thomas Shannon, and one dear brother, Bernard McNeilly of Rutherford.
Funeral services will be Tuesday 9:15 AM, from the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton and 10 AM, at St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, 797 Valley Road, Clifton. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. Visiting will be Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Please visit www.bizub.com for driving directions and online condolences.
1313 Van Houten Ave. Clifton, NJ 07013
Published in The Record/Herald News on Sept. 30, 2013