Sally A. Shaughnessy, 93, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Sally A. Shaughnessy, 93, died on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown, where she had resided for 3 years.

Sally was born on June 19, 1927, the daughter of George and Ruth Osier Johnson, graduating from Immaculate Heart Academy and graduating from Plattsburg State University.

She married John J. Shaughnessy on her birthday in 1948 at Holy Family Church, Watertown, with Msgr. A.J. Farrell officiating.

Mr. Shaughnessy, former owner of Shaughnessy’s Knitting Mill and an accountant for Ronald G. King, CPA, for many years died on Jan. 3,1995.

Sally was a registered nurse in pediatrics at Mercy Hospital for many years.

She was a communicant of Holy Family Church, a member of the Home Bureau, The Red Hat Society, Mercy Hospital Alumni Association and the Samaritan Loyals.

Sally is survived by a son, Thomas J. and his wife Nancy Shaughnessy, Watertown; a son-in-law, David S. Northrop, Watertown; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great, great grandson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Kim A. Northrop, who died on Feb. 1, 2018, and her brother, Warren Johnson.

A funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Holy Family Church, Watertown, NY. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required to attend.

Contributions may be made in her name to Sainte-Anne De-Beaupre 10018 Avenue Royale Quebec City GOA 3C0.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc.

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