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“The Matriarch and strength of the family. Hope you draw strength from her love, and knowledge. Very special LADY. Our thoughts to you all. Louise...Read More »
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“Jim and all the Shannon Family, our deepest Sympathies on the passing of Theresa. A true Lady. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. Thinking of you...Read More »
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“The Shannon Family, Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was truly a gracious and lovely lady, that we will always remember fondly. ”
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Theresa (Burke) Shannon, 93, passed away on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. She is the beloved wife of James J. Shannon, with whom she shares nearly 70 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, she is the daughter of the late William E. and Mary Ellen (Moran) Burke. Theresa was a lifelong Medford resident and a graduate of Medford High School. A talented artist, Theresa enjoyed painting, embroidery, quilting and making beautiful afghans for her family. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Medford. Theresa was truly devoted to her family. She cared for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her loving family.

Theresa is the devoted mother of Tom Shannon and his wife Karen, Jim Shannon, Mary Ellen Shannon, Will Shannon and his wife Kathy, Pat Shannon and his wife Teresa and Paul Shannon and his wife Cathy. Cherished grandmother of Colleen and Chris Shannon, Tiffany Crowell and her husband Wayne, Shannon Cole and her husband Seth, Rebecca Carey, Emily van Herp and her husband Kris, Caitlin Beaudet and her husband Craig, Patrick Shannon and his wife Jackie, Brendan Shannon and his fiancée Brooke, Jack, Kevin, Dan, Kelly and Jennifer Shannon. Great grandmother of James, Emma and Finn Cole, Lucas and Sam Crowell, Emary Carey, Kiera and Riley van Herp and Blake Beaudet. Loving sister of the late William, Douglas, Ernest and Charlie Burke and Mary Wellspring. She is also the aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Rt. 28) Stoneham on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:30am followed by a funeral mass celebrating Theresa's Eternal Life at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford, at 10am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories in the funeral home on Tuesday, September 3rd, from 3 to 7pm. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

Please consider making a donation in Theresa's Memory to Lahey at Home, Middlesex East Visiting Nurse Hospice, 800 W Cummings Park Suite 5000, Woburn, MA 01801.

For further information www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.