Patricia Shaughnessy

Born in Chicago, Illinois on December 31, 1934

Departed on February 9, 2019 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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(nee Houlihan) passed away peacefully February 9, following an extended illness. She was 84.
The loving wife of Robert Henry Shaughnessy for 58 years, she was a homemaker and worked in retail sales for many years. A real firecracker, she brought enthusiasm and passion to everybody and everything she touched.
She is survived by her husband, sons Robert (Susan), of Washington, DC; Thomas, of Nashville; and Christopher, of Lexington, KY; brother John Houlihan, of Chicago, IL, and sister Mary Ellen Horrell, of Dunedin, FL. She is also survived by grandchildren Emma Shaughnessy, and Henry Shaughnessy, both of Washington, DC; and Maximilian Shaughnessy, of Richmond, KY; niece Kathleen Spayer, of Sugar Grove, IL, and nephew David Horrell, of Brentwood; and three great-granddaughters. She is further survived by very precious friends the DeMille family, of Nashville, and the Von Mann family, of Richmond, KY.
Visitation will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Franklin, 9:30-11 a.m., February 15, followed by the funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to St. Matthew Catholic Church."

4 Comments to Patricia Shaughnessy

  1. Mark DeMille
    February 13, 2019 7:49 pm

    Miss Pat was the ultimate combination of fire and brimstone and kindliness. She was stern ( warranted when Tom and I were teenagers) and as compassionate as could be in all of our circumstances. Through the years, she was a blessing to me and my family. Always had an open door (and ice cream for my kids :)). My children, wife and myself loved her as the giving person she was. They say only the good die young. Not in this case. We will miss you Miss Pat.

  2. Jackie Baker
    February 14, 2019 12:33 pm

    Pat was a good friend . We worked together for many years, from the childrens dept. at Castner-Knott to Macy’s. RIP my friend.

  3. Karen DeMille
    February 16, 2019 1:14 pm

    Miss Pat was not just my dad’s best friend’s mom she was like a grandmother to me and my siblings. Her door was always open with snacks, candy and ice cream even if you didn’t finish your dinner. She was an amazing women with a kind and generous heart but with also a little fire in her soul. The kind of women that could put a smile on ur face any time you needed it but also the kind of women who you wouldn’t dare talk back to. Through the time she was sick she was still the same sweet lady that I always remembered still asking me if I wanted anything to drink or anything at all. Though she may have forgotten that she had asked me and continued to ask me but to me that just continued to show the kind of person she was, kind, sweet, generous, and loving. The kind of person that I loved and will miss.

  4. Karen DeMille
    February 16, 2019 1:24 pm

    Miss Pat was more than my dad’s nest friend’s mom. She was a woman who was like a grandmother to me and my siblings. Her door always open with snacks, candy, and ice cream even if we didn’t finish our dinner. She has a sweet and kind heart, but also had a little fire in her soul. She was the type of person who was there to make you smile any time you needed but also the type who you wouldn’t dare talk back to. Through the time that she was sick she was still the sweet lady that I remembered. She was still asking me if I wanted anything to drink or anything at all. she may have communed to ask because she forgot she already did but I think that just shows the type of person sh was, kind, sweet, generous, and loving. The kind of person that I loved very much and will miss.

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