Anne Shannon,

Dooagh, Achill and formerly of Ballaghadereen and Lyon, France - tragically on the evening of 24th March 2023.

We lost the beloved sister of Dawn and Ruth and of the late Mary, Paddy, Mairead, Micheál and Una, much loved sister-in-law of Patrick, adored aunt, great-aunt, cousin and dear friend to many wherever she made her home over the years.

She leaves many broken hearts behind her

Remains leaving Lavelle's Funeral Home, Cashel, Achill on Monday morning 3rd April at 10.30 to arrive St. Patrick's Church, Pollagh for Funeral Mass at 11 o’clock. Burial will take place afterwards in Slievemore Cemetery.

Mass can be viewed live on Achill Live Streaming Facebook page or youTube live  www.bit.ly/anneshannonrip

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to www.idonate.ie/cause/Achill/cats

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Fiona Daly
Anne was such a special, clever, funny and kind lady. I met her at the Scoil Acla Writers class and her work was always so wonderfully crafted and great fun. Rest in peace Anne, you deserve the best
Liam Waldron
I am so sorry to read of Anne's death. I met her at a writing workshop in Achill many years ago, and called to see her at her home a number of years ago. A lovely lady RIP
Kathy Ryder
I was so sorry to hear of Anne's death. I knew her through the Octagon Quilters group and from Scoil Acla writing group with Macdara. A beautiful lady, wonderful writer and good fun too. Rest with the angels now Anne. .
Susan Haver
I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Anne's tragic death. We were colleagues in Lyon for a number of years and Anne's calm and serene presence on the 3rd floor of the IARC building was always appreciated by the staff. What a lovely lady she was - so gentle but with a wry sense of humour. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and community.
Annette O'Leary
Sincere sympathy to all of Anne's family. She was a true lady, always there to lend a helping hand. May she rest in peace.
Michael and Anne O'Donnell
Our deepest sympathy to Ann's family and friends. May she Rest in Peace.
Michael Edward &Ann Lavelle Bunnacurry
Sincere sympathy to Ann's family &friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace l.
Catherine Patten
Sincere Condolences to Anne Family and Friends.May she rest in peace.
Mike and Marlene Heaney, Pollagh
Our deepest sympathy to Anne’s family and friends. May her kind and gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Catherine King
Deepest sympathies to Ann’s relatives. Ann will always be remembered wife her kindness, wit and knowledge on books! May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Maura Gallagher Coleman.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad and very difficult time.
Evelyn O Hara, Charlestown
Deepest sympathy on the death of your sister Anne. A gracious lady, rest in peace.
Cleo Watson
Sincere sympathy to Anne's family, she will be deeply missed, her gentleness , sense of humour, and her contributions of wonderful and witty writing at Achill Writers' Group.
May her gentle soul rest in peace

STEPHEN DUFFY
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anne, she was a lovely woman and may her gentle soul rest in peace…..
Mary Edel, Mickey & Kate OMalley
We were very sorry to hear about Anne’s tragic passing. Always a lovely lady to meet in the village, outside mass or at events. Condolences to her sisters and family.
May she now rest in peace.

Ellen Cafferkey
Sincere condolences to Anne’s Family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.
John and Elizabeth Barrett and Family Bervie
Our heartfelt sympathy to Dawn and Ruth and Patrick and her extended loving family and so many friends who are heartbroken at her sudden and tragic death. A beautiful lady who has left a huge void in all our lives. Our community has been bereft of a wonderful, caring and extremely talented lady . May Anne's gentle and kind soul rest in peace.
Micheal,Patricia Joyce The Beehive Achill
We are all shocked and saddened at Ann’s sudden passing Our deepest sympathy to Anne's sisters and much loved family , she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Frank and Sarah Boland
So Sorry to hear of Anne's passing. She was such a lovely lady. May she rest in peace.
Stephen and Maureen Gavin and family crumpaun
Heartfelt condolences to all Anne's much loved Family and friends at this sad and tragic time,a beautiful intelligent and fun loving lady who enjoyed life to the full may her gentle soul rest in peace.
Anne and Tony Gallagher Newtown keel
Sincere sympathy to the family and friends on the passing of Ann . May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Joe and Mary Madden Kilmeena, Westport,
Deepest Sympathy to all of Ann's family. Ann was a lovely lady she was part of our group the Octagon Quilters Westport for a number of years, Ann was a kind and gentle Lady, May her gentle soul Rest in peace,.
Wira and Michel Fevre
I was deeply saddened to hear about Anne's passing. She was a very kind, wonderful person and a pleasure to work with over many years. It was always a delight to spend some time with her during her visits to Lyon after retirement. Anne will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your sudden loss.


Micheál Kelly & Staff, Kelly's Garage, Newport
Sincere sympathy to all the family on the sad passing of Anne. May she Rest in Peace
Jade O'Connor, Tonragee West
Meeting Anne was always a rejuvenating experience, a smile and a kind word always present whenever we spoke, thanks Anne and rest in peace, you are missed. Sincere Condolences to all of Anne's Family & Loved Ones
Maureen Fallon Currane and Melide Switzerland.
I had the pleasure of meeting Anne in Lyon when we worked at the IARC in the 70’ she was a sweet person and had kind words for all. She kept in touch with all her ex colleagues including myself. Three years ago I visited her in her beautiful home in Keel and caught up with all our news. She was totally devoted to her family to who I send my condolences and sincere sympathy. Rest in peace forever dear Ann. With love Maureen Fallon.
Peter and Loretto Connaughton Achill Sound
Our sincere sympathy to Anne`s family and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Shane and Sarah Dever & Family, Dooagh
Sincere sympathy to all the family on the the tragic passing of Anne. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
John & Marian Weir. Dooagh.
Sincere Condolences to all of Ann's Family. A lovely who will be so missed in the community. Rest in Eternal Peace Ann.
Michael Kilbane
Sincere sympathy to Anne's Family.
Ann Marie & Pat Nealon
We send our sincere sympathy to Anne's Family and friends on your sad loss. Ann was a lovely person, a lady and we were blessed to have known her. Rest in peace Anne xx
Tony Deffely
Another twinkle in the eye of Heaven. Shine on Anne. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

John McNamara Westport/Dooagh.
Deepest sympathies to the family of our lovely neighbour Anne, her kind nature will be missed in Dooagh. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Alice and Marty McGinty(Dooagh) Tonragee
Sincere sympathy to all Anne's family. She was a lovely person who gave so much to the community of Achill

Terence,Mary Dever and family
Sincere sympathy to Anne's family and friends on her tragic passing. May she rest in peace.
Catherine, Westport
Sincere condolences to Anne's family on her sudden passing. She was a lovely lady, I the pleasure of meeting her in Westport. May she rest in peace.
Celia & Adrian Black Dooagh
Sincere sympathy to ,all Anne's family. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Phil and Frank Chambers. Newport.
We were very sorry to hear of Anne's sad passing.
Our sincere sympathies to Anne's sisters, Dawn and Ruth and her nieces and nephews.
Anne was a very gracious lady.
May Her gentle soul rest in peace.


Willem, Doutsje (Doughbeg), Hesseltje(UK) and Peti (Polranny)
Our condolences to all the family of Anne. We will miss immensely our beloved friend; her warm personality as well as her witty and wise contributions to the Achill Writers' Group. We will miss her.
Michael English(Pollagh).
Sincere sympathy to all of Anne's family. She was a lovely lady and a pleasure to be in her company. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Cathy + Loki O'Loughlin
Our deepest sympathy to Anne's sisters and her niece, Maeve, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She was such a gentle human being who gave so much to the community of Achill.
Sheila Kelly & Family Pollagh
Condolences to Anne’s family and friends May Anne Rest In Peace
Sheila Mcnamara Dooagh
Sincere sympathy to Annes family and friends on her tragic passing, may her soul rest in peace Amen
Stephen callaghan dooagh/cork
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Seamus & Staff,The Boookshop,Westport.
Deepest sympathy to Annes family and friends.May Anne rest in peace.
Bob Kingston Doagh
Sympathy and condolances to Anne''s family and friends may she rest in peas.
Olwyn Cattigan and family, Dooagh
Sincere condolences to Anne’s sisters, brother nieces nephews and extended family, such a lovely lady to know and work with, will be very much missed in the community, rest in peace Anne
Anna and Anthony Lavelle & family Dooagh
Deepest sympathy to all Anne's family. May her gentle soul RIP
Mary Donoghue and family Dooagh
Deepest sympathy to all Ann's Family a lady may she rest in peace
Betty Goodman
My condolences to Anne's family on her sudden and tragic passing. A popular and gentle lady who will be sadly missed by so many in the community.
Catherine Lavelle & Family, Cabaun
Deepest sympathy to Anne's family and friends. May she rest in peace
Raymond & Mary McGinty, Ashleam
Sincere sympathy to all Anne's family and friends, she was such a lovley lady. Our thought's and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May Anne's gentle soul rest in peace
John Hurst Cafferkey
My deepest condolences to the family, friends and neighbours on the very sad loss of Anne. May her kind and gentle soul rest in peace.
Margaret Rattigan, Knock
Deepest Sympathy to the Shannon family on the death of Anne. May she Rest in Peace.
Terence and Geraldine Flanagan
Deepest sympathies to the Shannon family on such a sad end to Anne's wonderful life. Such a cultured ĺady,,such a welcoming friend, such a faithful member of her local community! She will be greatly missed. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam uasal.
Mary & Anthony McNamara Keel West
Sincere condolences to Dawn, Ruth and all Anne's extended family on her passing. A lovely neighbour and kind lady. Rest in peace Anne, you will be missed
Elizabeth Riviere
I was saddened to hear of Anne’s death - we worked together in the Director’s office at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (World Health Irganization) - she brought her gentle sense of humour and kindness to the office on all occasions - in 1975 I asked her if she would be my witness at my wedding to Daniel (my husband) - she agreed and we were very glad - over the years we stayed in touch - I visited her once with my daughter and she very kindly took care of us at her home for a few days - Anne was a dear friend and we shall miss her greatly - we offer our deepest condolences to her family on their sad loss.
Attie, Padraig & Sharon Jordan (Dooagh/London)
Our deepest sympathy to Ruth and all the family. May Anne’s gentle soul rest in peace.
Denis and Mary McNamara, Pollagh
It was with great sadness we heard of the tragic death of Anne last weekend. We did not know Anne very well, but shared a smile and a wave every Sunday morning before and after 11- 30 Mass at Pollagh Church. Our sincere sympathy to all of her family and her many friends who will miss her greatly. May she rest in peace
Catherine Gallagher, Askill, Achill
I am very sorry to hear of the sad news about Anne. Anne was an incredibly kind and gentle person. We first met over 10 years ago at the Scoil Acla Writer's workshop, where we would then meet and catch up every year. I will never forget Anne's kindness and encouragement she gave to everyone. I looked forward to her writings every summer. She leaves behind a distinguished legacy of creative writing and the arts, especially in Achill. She will be so deeply missed. Thinking of Anne's family, and everyone who knew and loved her, at this sad time.
Michael and Celia Barrett and family, Closhreid
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to all the family and friends of Ann at this very sad time. Ann was a lovely lady and will be missed by all she knew. May Ann's gentle soul rest in peace
Tom and Imelda Vesey
Our deepest sympathy to you all may she rest in peace
Julia n Jeff Shuter
Deepest Sympathy to Families of Anne. May her soul Rest in Peace Amen
alexandra van Tuyll
Deepest condolences to Anne's family and friends. She was a very special person shining light around her. Rest in Peace, dear Anne.
Mark and Eileen Chaddock
So sorry for your loss a wonderful lady and writer
Anthony and Ann McNamara, Pollagh, Achill
Sincere Sympathy to all The Family, May Anne rest in Peace.
Mary Houghton, Keel West,
Deepest sympathy to all Anne's family. She will be missed very much. A kind and gentle soul. God speed Anne and rest in peace.
Paddy and Mairead Lineen
Deepest sympathy to Dawn Ruth and all of Anne's family. She will be missed greatly by the Achill community.
Gráinne O'Hagan and family Dooagh Achill
Sincerest condolences to the family of Anne on her sad passing. A truly lovely lady who will be so missed in Dooagh. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Paddy Bushe
A lovely, very talented woman. Suaimhneas di.
Anthony and Sally Lavelle Dooagh
Sincere sympathy to the Family of Ann who will be sadly by her many friends in Achill, may her soul rest in peace
Greg and Mary Toolis
Our deepest sympathy to Ruth Dawn and all Ann's family. May her gentle soul rest in peace

Doreen O'Connor, Saula
So deeply saddened to hear of Anne's passing. She was a beautiful lady, who gave selflessly of her time to help others. She will be missed. Thinking of all her family.

Ethna Johnston
Deepest sympathy to Dawn and Ruth and Anne's extended.family. She was a wonderful friend to me and my cousin, Tessa (RIP) when we attended the summer school and her beautiful gentle sense of humour was a delight to listen to in her writings. May God rest her soul.

Celine & Dolores Kilbane, Dooagh
Sincerest sympathy to all Ann’s family. A beautiful lady. Rest in peace Ann ❤️
Catherine and Richard Noonan Dookinella Achill island.
Our Sincere sympathy to Anne's family and many friends, she was a beautiful lady , may here gentle soul rest in perfect peace, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed in Achill.
Mary Padden Pollagh
My deepest sympathy to all Anne's family on her tragic passing. She was a true lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Padraic & Fiona Scanlon & Family Dooagh
Our deepest sympathy to Dawn, Ruth , Patrick and all the extended family on the death of Anne. She was our neighbour for many years in Dooagh and she was like family. She was so kind and caring and we are heartbroken at her loss. She adored her family and she was never happier than when she had family visits from England. She spoke so often of her family and was so proud of you all.
Anne has left many many happy memories which we will always treasure.
We are all going to miss her terribly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time. May her gentle soul rest in peace xx

J.J. & Teresa Mc Namara Dooagh
Sincere sympathy to all Ann's family .We will miss her lovely demeanor as she went about her business in Dooagh .
May she rest in peace .

Noreen Fadian Dooagh
Sincere condolences to all Anne's family and friends. A lovely neighbour who will be hugely missed in the neighbourhood and beyond. Rest in Peace Anne
Anne and Martin Lavelle, Pollagh, Achill
Sincere sympathy to Ann's family and friends. Such sad news for everyone. May her gentle soul rest in peace
Triona Mc Morrow.
This is such sad news.Anne was a wonderfullly warm woman, a friend to everyone, especially all of us who found our way to Achill. A lovely writer and the best of fun. She will be missed.
Coiste Scoil Acla
Condolences to Anne’s family and friends. Our good friend Anne annually attended Scoil Acla writers week and helped our coiste in many ways. She will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace . Go raibh leaba i measc na naomh aici.
Liam Gibbons, Westport, ( Dooagh Postman )
Deepest sympathy to all Ann’s family on
her passing. Beautiful Lady. May her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Rosaleen Curley nee Noone, BALLAGHADERREEN
I want to convey my most sincere sympathy to Dawn and Ruth and extended family on the death of dearest Anne. I did call to her when visiting Achill a few years ago, with a friend, we had a lovely visit and chatted about our youth and playing on New Street.
May Anne’s gentle soul rest in peace and may she enjoy her Eternal Reward that she so richly deserves.

Maura Mulligan
Heartfelt condolences to Dawn, Ruth, Maeve & the extended family. May Anne's gentle soul rest in peace. I will miss her warm welcome to Achill. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis.
Méadhbha Joyce, Polranny, Achill
Sincere sympathy to Anne's family and friends.
Marcus and Glenda Colquhoun
Our hearts go out to a very dear friend with a welcoming smile, twinkling eyes and a heart of gold We shall miss her so much.
May she rest in peace.

Mary Woods Carr ,Castlemore Ballaghaderreen
Sincere sympathy to Dawn ,Ruth and extended family on Anne,s passing,l was very happy to speak to her in the çathedra l last Friday.May her gentle soul rest in peace.
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