Mary Virginia (Shepherd) Fallon

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In Memory on her 90th Birthday

Mary Virginia Fallon (Shepherd)

March 30, 1922 - September 18, 2011

Mary was born to Emmett Shepherd and Ida Stroll Shepherd in Bement, Illinois. She received a degree in nursing from Burnham City Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. She married Vincent Fallon on March 29, 1945. They were married for 41 years until his death in 1986. They made their home in Los Angeles before moving to Downey in 1950. After raising 8 children, she worked at Downey Community Hospital as an emergency room R.N. Her hobby was quilting. She was a member of the Los Angeles County Quilter's Guild. She is remembered for her unconditional love, selflessness and devotion to her family. Her funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She is survived by her sister, Doris Murphy; daughter, Sandra Coye; and sons, Vincent (Irene); Brian (Lizabeth); Larry (Paula); Richard; Mark (Lori); Bruce (Susie); John (Lisa); grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please sign the guestbook
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Mar. 30, 2012