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Therese Coonly Shanahan, 71, of Williamsville and Naples, Fla., a former employee of the Buffalo Public Schools, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 1999) at her home in Williamsville.

A native of Buffalo, Mrs. Shanahan worked for the school system in the early 1950s until she started a family.

She was a graduate of D'Youville College and received a master's degree from Buffalo State Teachers College.

Known to her friends as "Tee," she was active in many organizations, including the D'Youville Alumni Association, the Girl Scouts and the American Cancer Society. She was a Eucharistic minister at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.

She was a member of the board of trustees of D'Youville College and a recipient of the Delta Sigma Award as outstanding alumna.

She and her husband, James, were married for 47 years. They did extensive traveling in England, Europe and South America. They were members of Park Country Club and Vineyards Country Club in Naples, Fla.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James B. of Landenberg, Pa., and Michael R. of East Amherst; a daughter, Kathleen of Charlottesville, Va.; two brothers, James C. and Edward Coonly, both of Angola; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Amherst. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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