William J. Shaughnessy

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William James Shaughnessy, a longtime resident of Summerville, SC, husband of Marilynn Hensley Shaughnessy, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12 o’clock noon at Summerville Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Parks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to The Village at Summerville, 201 W. 9th North St., Summerville, SC 29483, Hospice of Charleston, 676 Wando Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, or Summerville Presbyterian Church, 407 S Laurel St, Summerville, SC 29483.

William was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 23, 1931, to parents Howard and Pearl Shaughnessy. He attended Kingston High school, and went on to graduate from Syracuse University from the College of Forestry. He honorably served in the US Navy, and was a graduate of OSC in Pensacola, Florida. He retired as VP of Southern Operations for Albany International Paper Company, and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. William was also a history buff. He was a member of Summerville Presbyterian Church, The Kiwanis Club and served on the board for Habitat for Humanity.

He is survived by his wife Marilynn Shaughnessy; three sons, Scott, Mark, and Brian Shaughnessy; three grandchildren, Shane, Samantha, and Sophia Shaughnessy; and two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Alaina Shaughnessy. William is predeceased by his first wife, Leone “Lee” Goodnow; and his sister, Hope Shaughnessy.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.