Francis Shanley

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Francis W. Shanley

Red Hook - Francis W. Shanley, 75, a longtime resident of Red Hook, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 9, 1939, in Rochester, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Marjorie (Pulver) Shanley.

Fran married Katherine "Kay" Pease on October 31, 1958 at St. Christopher's Church in Red Hook. Kay survives at the family home in Red Hook. For many years, Fran worked as a technician at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck. Previously he also worked as caretaker for Mr. & Mrs. John Smithers and also at the Red Hook Post Office. Fran was a longtime member and active volunteer at Christ Church in Red Hook. He also was a member of the Red Hook-Rhinebeck Lodge 2022 BPOE in Red Hook.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his loving children; Marjorie Shanley of Red Hook, Julia DeGregoria/Jennifer Leale of Red Hook, Norman (Lisa) Shanley of Elizaville, and Melissa (Albert) Ottman of Red Hook, NY, his grandchildren; Sean Manna, John DeGregoria II, Jessica DeGregoria, Tiffani Shanley, Sydney Ottman, and Ashley Ottman, and his step grandchildren; Charles Nicolich, Jennifer Nicolich, Ashley Nicolich, Kaleigh Borneman, and Ryan Borneman. He is also survived by his brothers; Allan Shanley of Rhinebeck, Norman Shanley of Nevis, and Clarence Shanley of Hyde Park, NY, and a step brother; Thomas Scism of North Carolina and countless extended family and friends. Fran was predeceased by a daughter; Frances Joan Shanley, and three brothers; Martin, Douglas, and Joseph Shanley.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday at Christ Church in Red Hook, NY. The Rev. Ryan Lesh will officiate. Burial will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook. Memorial donations may be made in Francis's memory to the Christ Church, 7423 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from July 26 to July 28, 2014
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