John J. “Jack” Shaughnessy

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John J. “Jack” Shaughnessy, retired president of Shaughnessy and Ahern Co. and Shaughnessy Crane Service, Inc. of Boston, a resident of Milton, died Wednesday November 27, 2013. Predeceased by his beloved, magnificent wife of 53 years Mary E. (Lagace) Shaughnessy. Loving father of Stephen and his wife Hazel of Cheshire, England, Jack Jr. and his wife Barbara of Hingham, James and his wife Joan of Hanover, Michael and his wife Carol of Hingham, Susan Harrison and her husband Ian of Hanover, Linda LeRoy and her husband Peter of Braintree and Elizabeth “Lisa” Whalen and her husband Mark of Quincy. Jack is survived by seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Brother of the late Ruth VanCleve, Ann Walczak and Herbert A. “Al” Shaughnessy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Saturday November 30 at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours AT THE CHURCH, Friday 3-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to The Laboure Center, 275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127, My Brother’s Keeper, PO Box 338, Easton, MA 02356-0338, St. John’s Seminary, 127 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135 or Blessed John XXIII Seminary, 558 South Street, Weston, MA 02493.