Shannon Coffey Dandaneau was born on February 3, 1939, in Meriden, Conn., a daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Smart) Coffey. She passed away after a courageous fight against Alzheimer's on May 9th in Brentwood, N.H.
Shannon was a graduate of Meriden High School, St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Waterbury, Conn., and Boston College. A scholarship and hard work allowed her to pursue her degree. During her time in Boston, she met her future husband, Fabian Dandaneau.
Shannon and her husband, Fabian, were active in Christian service for 45 years. They also shared many adventures together, which included ballroom dancing, foreign travel and gourmet cooking. She was also a doting mother to her son and daughter and found tremendous joy in encouraging them to pursue their dreams. Wonderful memories were made during her family's years in West Newbury, Mass. Her holiday and birthday traditions are fondly remembered by family and friends.
Throughout her nursing career, she worked in a variety of capacities, such as hospitals and schools, in addition to being an American Red Cross Nurse. She provided both knowledgeable and compassionate care to her patients.
In addition to her family activities, she pursued her artistic and genealogy interests. Throughout the years, she created beautiful needlepoint pieces. Her interest in her family’s Irish ancestry led to dual citizenship with Ireland.
Mrs. Dandaneau is survived by her loving husband, Fabian Dandaneau of Hampton, N.H.; her daughter, Laura Dandaneau; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Susan Dandaneau; and grandsons, Brendan and Christian Dandaneau, all of Massachusetts; her siblings, William Coffey of New York, Erin Edge of New Hampshire, Ross Coffey of Georgia, and Lauren Coffey of Connecticut; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Shannon's life will be held on June 1, at 1 p.m. at Bethany Church in Greenland, N.H. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice in Londonderry, N.H., or Bethany Church.
Published on  May 25, 2017