Obituary for Walter D. Shaughnessy ” Tooie”

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Walter D. Shaughnessy ” Tooie”

Died: February 26, 2017

Walter D. Shaughnessy, “Tooie”, 90, passed away on February 26, 2017.

The beloved husband of Frances Shaughnessy (nee Wallan) for 62 years; loving father of Bill (Maria) Shaughnessy; cherished grandfather of Nicole (Nick) Harris, Kristy Shaughnessy; dear great-grandfather of Julianna Harris; cherished son of the late Walter D. and Mabel Shaughnessy, Sr., dear brother of the late Joseph Shaughnessy and the late Richard Shaughnessy.  Tooie is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friend to many.

Tooie was a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard and retired from the IBM Corporation after thirty-eight years of service.  Walter not only volunteered daily at his local parish, Our Lady of Sorrows, he also volunteered for many years for the American Cancer Society in New York, driving patients to their appointments.  He enjoyed bowling, golf, reading the newspaper and the Reader’s Digest. He was an avid chocolate enthusiast and faithfully watched the New York Mets.  He lived most of his life in Vestal, New York always looking forward to sitting on the front porch and having happy hour every afternoon with his wife Fran. Walt & Fran moved to St. Louis in 2011 to be close to their family.  He will always fondly be remembered with:

“Roses are Red; Violets are Blue and Everybody Loves Uncle Too”

Visitation, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Allen Memorial Funeral Home, 511 East Main St., Endicott, NY 13760 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.  Funeral, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 801 Main St., Vestal, NY 13850 at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will be at St. Thomas the Apostle  Cemetery, Little Meadows, PA.  Services entrusted to Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. (St. Charles) 63304. A Celebration of Life Memorial in honor of Tooie will be held in St. Louis at a later date.








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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Allen Memorial Funeral Home


511 East Main St,
Endicott, NY 13850

Service Information

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 10:00 am -

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church


801 Main St.
Vestal, NY 13850

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in St. Louis.

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery


Pennsylvania Ave
Little Meadows, PA 57083

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Donna Lesnesky posted on3/4/17

Dear Bill and Maria,So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad and Father in law.I do remember him well and he was a wonderful man.Prayers for you and your family.... May he rest in peace🙏🏻🙏🏻❤ Love, Cousin Donna Lesnesky


Nila Saus posted on3/4/17

Bill and Maria...So very sorry for your loss, Tooie was a great person. It is so sad to lose a parent but in your case it seems like so much at once. We love you guys. Hugs


Beverly Shaughnessy posted on3/3/17

Bill, Maria & family, Thinking of you all, sending love & prayers. Love, Aunt Bev


Beverly Shaughnessy posted on3/3/17

Sorry for your loss Fran, thinking of you & prayers. Love, Bev


Kathy Arnold (Shaughnessy) posted on3/3/17

So sorry to Aunt Fran, Bill & Maria Kristy, Nicole & Nick, ' Uncle Tooie, such a fun loving uncle. He was a favorite among most of us I think. We will miss him, cocktails and a good piece of pie or chocolate was always enjoyed with him! Love, prayers & hugs, Kathy & Jim Kris & Alyssa


Christine Purtell posted on3/1/17

Uncle Tooie was always a favorite of his nieces and nephews. He was a kind man and a faithful servant of God. His family was his life. He will be missed. I love you, Uncle T! Christine