Kenneth P. Shanahan

Kenneth P. Shanahan

Mr. Kenneth P. Shanahan, age 77, of Peabody, died Sunday surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the husband of the late Lorraine C. (Ustaszewski) Shanahan. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Edward G. and Grace A. (Duffy) Shanahan. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's Boys High School, Lynn. He had lived in Peabody for over 40 years. Ken worked as a customer service manager for General Electric in Lynn for 38 years until his retirement in 1995, and was a graduate of the GE Apprentice Program in 1963. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Valladolid Council #70 in Lynn. Ken was an active communicant of St. Ann's Church in Peabody, and was a longtime choir member. He enjoyed golfing and gardening, and was an avid card player. He is survived by his son, Jason Shanahan and his wife Mary of Reading; his daughter; Kathy Leach and her husband David of Peabody; four grandchildren; Connor and Aidan Leach and Megan and Abby Shanahan; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary T. Joyce and Edward, John and Phillip Shanahan. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 11:30AM from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 Noon in St. Ann's Church, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30AM-11:30AM, prior to the funeral. Those who prefer may make donations to St. Ann's Memorial Fund, 140 Lynn St., Peabody, MA 01960.
February 20, 1938 - November 1, 201502/20/193811/01/2015
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Fran Martel
November 13, 2015
Kathy & Jason--so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing--but he did it his way. Millie kept me up to date--and also remarked so many times over the years what good "kids" you were. Last time I saw him was at a St. Ann's function that I attended with Millie when he was sti... Continue Reading
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Ray Joyce
November 3, 2015
Kathy and Jason,

So many fond memories of Uncle Ken from his change jar where you could take as much as you could pull out despite your hand nearly getting stuck to letting me "drive" his car to our family golf tournaments. My kids were talking about the dollar bills h...
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Michelle Abell
November 3, 2015
Our hearts and prayers are with you Kathy and Jay and all the family...we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing and we are sending love. May you always be blessed with the best memories and warmth of your dad and live and love celebrating his life!
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Brian Shanahan
November 3, 2015
Jason and Kathy we are so sorry to hear of Uncle Ken\'s passing. I have so many fond memories growing up with Uncle Ken. The camping trips, the cookouts, the golfing and so much more. He will be deeply missed. You guys will be in our thoughts and prayers. Godspeed Uncle ... Continue Reading
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Dina
November 3, 2015
Kathy and Jason,

My heart goes out to you. I remember both of your lovely parents hosting us crazy high school kids as we watched movies, drank soda, and ate pizza in the downstairs of your home. Your parents were kind, welcoming, and gracious. They were wonderful peo...
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Rick Spatafora
November 3, 2015
Jay, Your Dad was one of the best and will be truly missed. I will never forget your baseball games with him and the "Spookesters"

Rick Spatafora.

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Kathy McGuinness
November 3, 2015
Kathy and Jason our sincere sympathy to you and your families.

Unk will be missed by many especially all his #1 nieces and nephews. We enjoyed many years of golfing, playing cards and just socializing. He will always have a special place in our hearts. Heaven just rece...
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Solimine Funeral Home
November 3, 2015
The Solimine Family and Staff wish to express our sincere

sympathy to you. It is our hope that we

may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call us anytime as we are

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June 25, 2019