November 23, 1933 - June 13, 2021
Katherine (Kay) Shannon, 87, left this world Sunday evening June 13, 2021 at the end of a beautiful sunny day spent surrounded by her loving family at home in Gorham, Maine. Although she had been ill for some time, Kay chose to keep her illness to herself, not wanting to burden anyone with her suffering. She lived her life on her own terms and left the same way. As we learned the gravity of her medical situation earlier in the week, Kay openly discussed the fact that she was ready to be with God. For several days we got to spend time with her saying our goodbyes and reminiscing the times we enjoyed together. Kay was the youngest of five children born to Henry & Marie Daley on November 23, 1933. She was raised in Westbook, Maine and spent summers in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada where she met the love of her life, Walter J. Shannon. They married and settled in Westbrook, ME and raised five children. Although money was tight in the early days, their home was always open to family and friends and Kay and Walter taught their children, through their example, to share what little they had with others. Ninety-Nine Saco Street in Westbrook was to New Brunswick relatives as what Old Orchard Beach was to folks from Quebec. You never knew who was going to show up next, but Kay and Walter welcomed everyone with open arms. Kay’s many trips to Belledune, NB were the source for some of her most cherished memories. Catching up with family and friends, intense card games. Beach outings, spirited conversation and side-splitting laughter, were the high points of these summer trips North. Kay’s greatest legacy is her children, grand children and great grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and hearing what everyone was up to. Holidays, Birthdays, Graduations and other gatherings brought her great joy. Kay was predeceased by her parents and siblings, her husband, Walter J. Shannon and daughter, Kathleen. She is survived by her Son, Patrick M.Shannon, Daughters, Colleen K. Gore (Paul), Carmel M. Conley, and Eilleen J. Rousseau (Bob) all of Gorham, Maine, Nine grandchildren and eleven great grand children. Funeral arrangements by Dolby, Blais & Segee, Westbrook, Maine. A private Family graveside service is planned at Kay’s request.
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