Thomas F. Shannon Tinton Falls, NJ - Thomas F. Shannon, 89 years old, formerly of Saratoga Springs, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. Tom had recently moved to New Jersey to be closer to his grandchildren but spent over 40 happy years in Saratoga Springs. Born in Glens Falls in 1925, Tom was the son of Thomas and Mary (Kilroy) Shannon. He was raised in Albany and graduated from Cathedral Academy in 1942. He received a B.A. degree from St. Bonaventure College, Olean NY, and an M.A. degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He also attended Georgetown University School of Law. Tom served in the U.S. Army in WW II with the 10th Armored Division of the 3rd Army and he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns. After the war, Tom entered into civilian service with the U.S. State Department and served as a Foreign Service Staff Officer/Diplomatic Courier. He was appointed to the post of Far Eastern Personnel Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency and stationed in Japan. After his return to the United States, Tom served as a Supervising Intelligence Research Officer in Washington, D.C. Tom was later employed by the Aetna Life & Casualty Company in Hartford, CT, and worked at various positions including Corporate Salary Administrator and Administrator of Corporate Employee Relations. His last position was Director of Personnel at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY where he retired in 1988. Tom was predeceased by his parents, his brother Francis and a son, Brendan. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Evelyn (Mahoney) Shannon, his son, Matthew of Saratoga Springs and his daughter, Irene (John Brown) and his grandsons Cameron, Connor and Aidan, of Freehold, NJ. Tom is also survived by his sister, Mary Fitzner of Berne, NY and several dear nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 - 7:00pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 Broadway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30am on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at St. Clement Church, 231 Lake Avenue. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, West Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Victory Training Center, c/o Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
628 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Published in The Saratogian on Apr. 22, 2014