Mary Joan ‘MJ’ Shannon

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Mary Joan “MJ” Shannon, 84, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Charleston, S.C.

She was born on Nov. 24, 1929, in New York City.

MJ was Catholic and a retired kindergarten teacher and worked at Sacred Heart School in Lewistown. She attended Catholic schools in New York City and graduated from St. Joseph’s College for Women in Brooklyn, New York.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry J. and Mary A. (McGrath) Keenan and her husband Edward J. Shannon Jr.

MJ is survived by: her sister, Patricia Masters; her five children, Trip (Sharon), Tim, Pat (Patricia), Mike (Denise) and Susan; and eight grandchildren.

The family requests that all donations in her memory be made to the Bishop Gadsden Employees Appreciation Fund at 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412.