Marguerite Shannon, who lived on Spinner Lane in East Hampton for the past six years with her daughter, Marguerite Leeney, died on Sunday at the age of 98. Mrs. Shannon had a stroke after Memorial Day.
“I wanted to get her to 99 or even 100,” said Mrs. Leeney. “But it didn’t turn out that way.”
Mrs. Shannon was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 25, 1912, to Nunzio Pisane, a monument engraver, and the former Teresa Barba. “She grew up on the Great South Bay,” said her daughter. “In those days, it was very beautiful there.”
Mrs. Shannon met and married Edward Shannon, a builder, and they made their home in Stony Brook. She enjoyed “being a mother and grandmother. She was a great cook, and loved to read,” Mrs. Leeney said.
While living in Stony Brook, Mrs. Shannon volunteered at the Long Island Museum there, and even audited classes at Stony Brook University when in her 80s, choosing courses in Gaelic and history.
Her husband died before her. In addition to Mrs. Leeney, she is survived by a son, Richard Shannon of Columbia, S.C., and two grandsons, Timothy Leeney of East Hampton and Matthew Shannon of Greenwood, S.C.
A Mass celebrating Mrs. Shannon’s life will be said this morning at 11 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton, followed by burial in the church cemetery.