Francis L. Frank Shaughnessy

  • Born: December 29, 1934
  • Died: October 15, 2017
  • Location: Naples, Florida

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Francis L. "Frank" Shaughnessy, of Naples, FL and Concord, NH, formerly of Framingham, MA, entered into eternal rest on October 15, 2017. He was 82. Frank was the proud father of 10, grandfather of 24, great-grandfather of one.

Shaughnessy spent his entire professional career at the phone company, starting on December 1, 1952, a date he affectionately called "the luckiest day of my life." On that day he met the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Rita M. (Sutherby) Shaughnessy. Together Frank and Rita raised a family in faith, music and noise. They spent their early years of marriage in Massachusetts, first in Somerville and Stoneham, and then in Framingham for 31 years. In his retirement, Frank lived along golf courses in Florida and New Hampshire, where he pursued his life-long passion of the game, a love that started in the 1940's in the Mount Washington Valley. "Caddy camp" was the true highlight of his childhood.

Frank is predeceased by his oldest son, Stephen F. Shaughnessy, who left this earth far too early in 2014 at age 56, and by his sister, Barbara, and brother, John Michael. Frank was pained to leave his very special and beautiful wife, Rita (Sutherby) Shaughnessy, and his beloved children and their families: Monet (de los Santos) Shaughnessy of Manila, Philippines; Ellen Burger and her husband Peter of New Hampshire; Joseph Shaughnessy and his wife Harriet of Florida; Brian Shaughnessy and his wife Krista of New Hampshire; Mary Shaughnessy and her husband Matt Shogren of California; Mark Shaughnessy and his wife Maria Fox of Maine; Joan Shaughnessy of Massachusetts; D.J. Shaughnessy and his wife Tracy of Maine; Elizabeth Blades and her husband Christopher of Maine; and Michael Shaughnessy and his wife Sarah of Maine. Frank is also survived by his brothers, Paul and his wife Madeline of Florida; Robert of California; Daniel and his wife Janet of Massachusetts; and his dear sister, Mary Alice Shaughnessy and her husband Brian Nalepka of New Jersey. He also leaves several in-laws and scores of nieces and nephews.

Funeral from Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM, Thursday, October 19th, 9am, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5-8pm in the Funeral Home.

Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Frank with donations in his memory to Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Rita, My heart hurts for you. If you return to Riviera please call. You both have always been so special to us. Love Al and Pat Curri

Posted by Pat Curri - Naples, FL   October 26, 2017

Dear Miss Rita & Family
You are in our hearts always my dear friend. We wish you peace as you say goodbye.
Love & Hugs, Marion & Ken Reive

Posted by A friend   October 17, 2017

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Shaughnessy
Family in the loss of Frank, a good man, husband and father. We share your sorrow and we were fortunate to be good friends and neighbors of Frank and Rita in Riviera Golf Estates. He will be missed!

Joe and Barbara Ring

Posted by Joe & Barbara Ring - Naples, FL   October 17, 2017

Dear Shaughnessy Family, please accept our sincere condolences, and know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Robert Whalen and Family

Posted by Robert Whalen - Somerville, MA   October 17, 2017

Frank was a dear man. He ran our Monday golf games for which I was second in Command, which meant that when it was a cold day, he stayed in bed and I took over!!! He was always cheerful with a good word for everybody. He also had the weirdest golf swing I have ever seen, but it worked!I will miss him very much, he was such a part of the Village Green community. One of those people the everybody really liked. A character. God bless, Francis.

Posted by Steve Hyde - Naples, FL   October 17, 2017