C. Hope ShannonFebruary 19,2013
C. Hope ShannonC. Hope Shannon
PROCTOR ó Constance Hope Adams Shannon, 99, formerly of Proctor, Vt., passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at NHC HealthCare in Johnson City, Tenn. She had resided at Colonial Hill Retirement Center for the past 20 years.
Hope was born on August 19, 1913, in Pittsford, Vt., the daughter of Thomas E. and Constance Gulick
Hope graduated from Pittsford High School and from Castleton State College in Vermont. She spent the next 28 years teaching in Pittsford, Vt., Proctor, Vt., and Westfield, N.J.
She married William B. Shannon, also of Pittsford, on September 30, 1943, in Hartford, Conn.
Hope was a member of the Rutland County Retired Teachers Association and the Pittsford Historical Society.
She was predeceased by her husband, William B. Shannon, in 1988; a sister, Jean Adams Shannon; and a brother, Thomas Hervey Adams.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan A. and Leon F. LeBlanc of Johnson City, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Jennifer A. Dier and husband Andrew Dier of Viera, Fla.; a grandson, Jeffrey F. LeBlanc and wife Heather of Johnson City, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren, Emily and Samantha Dier, Allie, Haley and Zachery LeBlanc; a great-great-grandson, Carter William Dier; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service in Vermont will be scheduled and announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Pittsford Historical Society, PO Box 423, Pittsford, VT 05763; or the Pittsford Congregational Church, Pittsford, VT 05763.
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