Shannon Laskaris
1980 - 2014
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Laskaris, Shannon

Maine: On December 19, 2014 our beloved Shannon was taken from her family and friends unexpectedly and inexplicably. There are no words to describe the loss we feel. Shannon was a loving and devoted mother to her sons. She joins her sister, Kelly, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer only a week before, in God's loving embrace. Shannon was predeceased by her grandparents, Peter and Josie Laskaris, Mary Morlando, and Francis Howey. Sister, Kelly Pochily Zurenda, and niece Lilly. Her aunt, Georgia Ziccardi, Uncles Richard Gaskill and Ernest Giles and brother-in-law, Allen Dorak. Shannon leaves behind her two handsome young sons, Dameon and Dominic. Also, her loving parents, Van and Margie Laskaris and her mother, Margaret Wagner. Her brother and best friend, Jason Laskaris. Sisters JoEllen Dorak-Tarcha (Nick), Sharon Dattoria (Marcus) and brother-in-law David Zurenda. A special niece, Keelinn Laskaris and nieces and nephews Mary, Nicholas, Peyton, Zachary and Brooklynn. Many aunts, uncles and cousins, including special aunts Alexis Hitchcock (Judd), Pamela Gaskill, and special uncles Joseph Laskaris and Fran Ziccardi and many, many friends. She was a paper delivery person for the Binghamton Press. Shannon truly loved her entire family and relished our family gatherings where she could always be heard telling the mother of our newest additions, "give me that baby." Her beautiful smile will never be replaced and we will all miss her terribly. A Funeral service will be held on Friday at 3pm at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St, Johnson City with Father Mark Giroux officiation. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12pm until the time of services. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to a trust fund for her boys in care of Van Laskaris, 111 Grant Avenue Endicott, NY, 13761 Suite 108, or a donation to the Crime Victims Assistance Center, 377 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY, 13903.

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January 21, 2015
My Condolences to the whole family. Shannon, Jason, and Kelly were all good friends of mine back in High School. Loved to see their friendly faces everyday I walked into school. Shannon and Kelly you will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace my Friends - Love Jason
Jason Houle
January 2, 2015
Shannon your sweet smile and personality will be missed. For the 2 years I was lucky enough to know Shannon and I am grateful for that. She was a wonderful and caring person and mother. I was Dominic's teacher for 2 years and I am so glad I had the opportunity to know Shannon and her boys. She was someone that though we lost contact i would always hope would cross paths with again. Rest is peace my friend.
Tracy macharyas
January 1, 2015
Rest in peace old friend, we will meet again someday.
December 30, 2014
Our condolences to the family. We will miss you Shannon ..
Fred Montgomery
December 28, 2014
The face of an angel. No other sentence could describe her more perfectly. Keep the porch light on up there for us to follow.
December 28, 2014
I miss my friend. Condolences to the family and friends.
Al Ditton
December 27, 2014
forever in our thoughts
Sandy Hoover
December 27, 2014
Shannon will forever be remembered for the beautiful loving person she was. Always willing to help whenever she could with that beautiful smile and personality. Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to her family.
Sandy Hoover
December 27, 2014
Van & Margie my thoughts and prayers are with u at this time.
Craig Thorne
December 26, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss, such an amazing mother and a great friend.
December 26, 2014
Van & Margie,

May you find comfort in your fond memories during this difficult time.
Bill Bryant
December 26, 2014
Always in our hearts. .
December 26, 2014
To the entire family,
I didn't know Shannon that well but I knew her enough to know she was beautiful and too young for God to call back home. She is at peace and no one can hurt her again. She was welcomed home by her equally beautiful sister. There are now 2 Angels watching over your families. God Bless you and all the members of your extended families. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Cathy Limbert
December 25, 2014
Margie & Van, my mother, sister, brother and I are so very, very sorry for your losses of late. It is unimaginable to lose both girls so close together. I met Shannon at Kelly's benefit, and her light and smile lit up the room. Our hearts are heavy. We send you sympathy and peace.
Cathy Robinson
December 25, 2014
Van & Family we are so sorry for your losses. God Bless you all! Our hearts go out to you! It has been a long time. Still remember you fondly!
Ed & Charlotte Utter
December 25, 2014
To the family of Shannon and Kelly. I do not know you but you are in my prayers. May God Bless You as you mourn the loss of two daughters in such a short time.
December 24, 2014
Van, Margie and Family, My sincere condolences to you all. I will keep you in my prayers.
Annie Totten, Douglasville,Ga.
December 24, 2014
I will miss you so much my precious friend. I am very thankful for all your love and care you showed me and my kids. You will forever be in our hearts. I know you are in a great place because God loves you more than I do.
Nieva Madrid
December 24, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Although it has been years, we remember her laughter and good nature. She will be missed dearly.
John and Mackenzie Myers
December 24, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you work through the inexplicable. There are no more words...
December 24, 2014
December 24, 2014
Shannon; So sorry for all you went through. You are a strong woman who loved your children so very much and always tried to make the best for them. I pray that you are at peace now. Prayers for your children for the loss they suffered. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you.
Daniel Hawe
December 24, 2014
I'm a lawyer, and I remember Shannon coming to court and being very helpful to a friend going through a domestic violence situation. Tragic that this had to happen.
Raymond Recchia
December 24, 2014
To all of Shannon's family and loved ones: We lived down the road from you in Conklin Forks. My boys, Jeremy and Justin, grew up with the kids. We are all shocked and heartbroken. To lose two of your beautiful daughters in such short time of each other is unimaginable. In church last night, I asked for prayers for your family; my heart was/is so heavy for your pain. Last night I watched an interview on the book "To Heaven and Back". This brought me such comfort knowing that both your girls, although leaving THIS world too soon, are in a beautiful place right now. Their loss will always be felt, but I pray you all find comfort in the wonderful memories they left in the lives of all who knew them.
Barbara Smith-Midwinter
December 24, 2014
Rest in Peace Shannon.
Sandie Race
December 24, 2014
I am so sorry. To lose one daughter is bad enough but two so close in time is just awful, I cannot imagine. I am so sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
December 24, 2014
Words cannot express the sadness we feel for this family, losing these two wonderful women. May their memories live long in our hearts.
Nancy & Dave Pochily
December 24, 2014
My heart is broken for Shannon's family. Especially for her two boys. She was such a sweet woman and always had a smile on her face when I would see her. Rest in Peace Shannon.
Kathi McCann
December 24, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to you all. Shannon was a GREAT mom to those boys. Whenever I saw her she was always smiling.
Collene Samiani
December 24, 2014
I pray for strength for you all. So very sorry; It's just not fair all I have seen your family suffer over the years. My condolences.
Paulette Bowen
December 24, 2014
Brokenhearted! I will never forget those summer's she babysat us! So many memories, most included me trying to be just like her! Whether it was me being obsessed w the Miami Dolphins (bc she was), or wanting to get the same hair cut as her! As the years passed, I thought of her often! Just talking about her a few days before her death. She was beautiful, inside and out! She had more of an impact on my life than she will ever know!
December 24, 2014
My heartfelt thoughts are with the family. I didn't know her well but had the opportunity to visit with her occasionally a few years ago. A fine young woman who knew my daughter. She will be missed.
Lynette Jacobs
December 24, 2014
Watch over those little boys and keep them safe momma. Condolences to all of her family and friends. RIP heaven has gained another angel.
December 24, 2014
So sorry for the great loss your family has suffered in the loss of your Daughter's. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Sheila & Carsten Smith
December 24, 2014
my prayers are with the whole family
December 24, 2014
I am so very sorry for this tragedy and my prayers are with you and your family.


Meghan Moses
Meghan Moses
December 24, 2014
Condolences to the Children and the entire Family of Shannon Laskaris.While not knowing Shannon personally ,prayers and thoughts of love are sent to you all as we all share,as a Community, in your loss.
Mayor John Bertoni
December 23, 2014
I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I didn't know her but it is such a tragedy .
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