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Helen Shannon

Helen Shannon

December 19th, 1957 - November 23rd, 2022

Helen's Obituary

Helen Ainsworth Shannon, born December 19, 1957, died peacefully on November 23, 2022 in the arms of her loving husband, Michael David Shannon. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lydia Ainsworth, to whom she was a devoted daughter. Beloved niece, sister-in law, aunt, great-aunt, friend, and colleague.

She graduated from New Buffalo High School in 1976 and continued her education at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana and spent her career as a successful businesswoman. Helen resided in both New Buffalo, MI and Chicago, IL. A lover of fashion, the Kentucky Derby, animals, Mackinac Island, and Notre Dame. She will be missed by all who knew her. In the words of her love, Mike, “it was an enchanting walk through life with this beautiful woman”.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30 from 9-10:45am with funeral mass following at 11am (Eastern time) at St Mary of the Lake Church, 718 W Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI. Internment at Pine Grove Cemetery, 36 S Clinton St., New Buffalo, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Old Friends (home for retired thoroughbreds), 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324 and New Buffalo Public Library, 33 N Thompson St New Buffalo, MI 49117. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel, www.sommerfeldchapel.com.

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