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Elizabeth “Betsy” Shannon

November 12, 1942 - September 10, 2022
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Elizabeth “Betsy” Shannon, age 79, born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia and later Swarthmore, PA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 10th, 2022, surrounded by her beloved family. Predeceased by her parents Horace and Anne Marie Shannon and her brother Joseph (Margie). She is survived by her sisters Frances O’Hara (the late William),Continue Reading

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Michael Aaron and Family left a message on September 19, 2022:
You are always in our hearts and prayers. May a tree of love grow strong and loving memories surround you with some comfort. Love Always!
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Pat Henry left a message on September 17, 2022:
So Shocked and sad to hear pf Betsy's and Joe's passing. I watched these two kids grow up. My sincere Condolences to Fran, Anne Marie and Bernard. Betsy taught my two Grandkids Jack and Rose at Nativity. Miss the Old Days more and more now that I am 87. Such great memories.
Pat Henry left a message on September 17, 2022:
So shocked and sad to hear of Betsy's and Joe's passing. I watched these two kids grow up on Guyer Avenue and shared so many great memories. Betsy taught at Nativity and Jack and Rose, my Grandkids went there. Now 87 and miss the Old Days more and more.
Anne Marie left a message on September 16, 2022:
Aunt Bets... Your teaching legacy is unmatched, proven by so many kind words spoken by your former students and colleagues. Being one of those students, I agree wholeheartedly! You've been a constant presence in our lives for so long and we are better for it. Cindy and I will forever miss you being the first person to text us wishing us a "happy whatever holiday it was", telling us to "enjoy our vacation", or just see how we are doing. Mostly, we will miss you always checking in on Riley...how she was doing in general or with school, or how she did on her report card. Your thoughtfulness did NOT go unnoticed! Neither did your texts with run on sentences, lack of punctuation and capital letters....LOL!!!! And to the favorite niece/nephew question....while we can all argue or agree it was one of us at some point, we were ALL your favorites. But, in all honesty, it's always been Michael...the first born and godson and I'm quite alright with that! We are so very lucky and grateful to have had you in our lives!
Cecelia aaron left a message on September 15, 2022:
Betsy will be sadly missed I’m really sorry for your loss Betsy has done a lot for me and my family when her cousin Joe passed at a young age. We worked together and had great times Rest In Peace Betsy
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Shawn Kelly left a message on September 13, 2022:
Betsy Shannon was the reason I fell in love with math. I was blessed to have her as a teacher at SS. Clement-Irenaeus School in Southwest Philadelphia. Ms. Shannon was a no-nonsense educator who expected you to come prepared and ready to work. She went above and beyond for all of her students in order for them to succeed. She approached teaching not as a job but as a vocation; and she was the absolute best at it! Peace and love to the Shannon family. - Shawn Kelly, SSCI 1991
Mary Moran left a message on September 13, 2022:
Elizabeth Shannon will remain in our hearts forever. She taught Dennis Senior, Dennis Junior, Timothy and Kyle Moran, they had great memories of her.
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Mary Glace DiBuonaventura left a message on September 13, 2022:
Sincere Condolences to the entire Shannon Family. Miss Shannon was a blessing to all of us at Saint Irenaeus-Raphael School; a good, kind and fair teacher and friend. May God rest her beautiful soul now, in Jesus’ Name! Sincerely and with love, The Glace Family
Maryanne Snow left a message on September 13, 2022:
So sorry about Betsy’s passing. We worked together for many years at Llanerch Country Club. We spent almost as much time laughing as we did working. We had a lot in common loving basketball. Her niece played for West Catholic And my girls played for O’Hara. She will be missed by so many especially her family. Betsy and I worked at Llanerch Country Club for many years. We spent A lot of time laughing as much as we did working. She was an avid sports fan and we kibitzed a lot about West Catholic vs. O’Hara in basketball. God speed dear friend.
Greg & Solange Shields left a message on September 13, 2022:
Rest in Peace Betsy, Greg & Solange Shields
Anonymous left a message on September 12, 2022:
God bless you, Miss Shannon. May you rest in eternal glory! I'm so grateful you taught me. With heartfelt condolences, Dr. Charles L. Nguyen, DO
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Trish Kelly left a message on September 12, 2022:
Betsy will be missed. From childhood she was always there, right next door. I can still hear my mother say “Go ask Betsy.” whenever we had a problem with school work and she was always happy to help. That’s how she was. She was always a dedicated teacher and a wonderful friend and neighbor. Rest In Peace Bets. Trish Love
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Jack and Mary Foley left a message on September 12, 2022:
Betsy will always have a special place in my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Jack & Mary Foley.
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Bernard & Linda left a message on September 12, 2022:
The last thing Betsy said to me was how she loved her family especially her nieces & nephews.
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Ed and Kathy McCaffrey left a message on September 12, 2022:
We echo the many nice comments about Betsy....as long time members of Llanerch....Betsy could not do enough....and always with a smile........we always looked forward to seeing her.....love Ed and Kathy McCaffrey
Cavanagh Family Funeral Homes & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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