Frank Shannon, a longtime resident of Berkley has lost a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was best known for both his craft as a skilled plumber and as a devoted father and friend. He passed on May 10, 2021. Frank was 54.
He was born in Whitman to the late John and Mary (Kernan) Shannon on April 14, 1967. Frank grew up and went to school in Bridgewater where he developed lifelong friendships and had many adventures with his buddies throughout the years. He enjoyed rooting for all of Boston’s sports teams, especially the Bruins, and had a special passion for extra-extra iced "Dunkies", Budweiser and scratchers. His cribbage prowess was legendary. He was well known for his “are you serious?” look, his blue eyes and his dry humor and sarcasm. He left the world too soon and will be missed by many.
Pre-deceased by his partner and "love of his life", Gladys Caplin. Beloved father of Jessica Shannon of Middleboro, John Shannon and his partner, Faith Hilder of Wells River, Vermont. Adored grandfather of Katherine "The Bean", Layne, Skye and Izabel. Loving stepfather of Josh Lawrence and his wife, Jessica of Middleboro, Ben Skippar and his partner, Adriana De Castro of East Bridgewater. Loving brother of Dorothy Donegan and her husband, Mark of Middleboro, Eileen Diamond and her husband, Jim of Vero Beach, Florida. Uncle of Annemarie Amoedo of Taunton, T. J. Donegan of Littleton, Michael Couter of Mount Dora, Florida. Also survived by his best friends, Chris and Audrey Bumpus.
A Celebration of Frank's Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations in Frank’s memory be made to: Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frankshannon
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