In memory of
Hubert "Bee" Shannon
In memory of
Hubert "Bee" Shannon
Hubert 'Bee' Shannon, 89 Served in Merchant Marine and retired from Parks Dept. Hubert "Bee" Shannon was born January 30, 1931 in Manhattan and passed away June 11, 2020. He lived in Queens until his family moved to West Brighton in 1942. Along with his brother, Jack Shannon, they were members of the West Brighton Shamrock Football team- Tarzan Bell League in the mid-1940's. He was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame and NY Giants football teams and longtime member of the Notre Dame club of SI. In 1948 he joined the Merchant Marine, served on the Army troopship Gen. S. D. Sturgis transporting thousands of Holocaust survivors from displaced person camps in Europe to countries all over the world. June 1954 started his career with the Parks Department at the "Wollman Skating Rink" in Central Park, as gardener. He progressed through the ranks to director of golf courses in 1992. While at Silver Lake in 1976, the course was awarded a national award as the best maintained municipal course in the country. When asked what his best lifetime achievement was, he answered "convincing" his wife Mary Lorraine Brennan to marry him in 1976. Lorraine, a teacher, taught at P.S.19 for 25 years and when both retired, they traveled extensively. She and his brother both predeceased him in 2013. Bee was well known for his ability to tell funny stories. He is survived by his sister-in-law Carol, nieces Barbara Mooney, Dorothy Schechter, Amy Figueroa and nephew Michael Shannon, three grandnieces, six grandnephews and three great-grandnephews.
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In memory of
Hubert "Bee" Shannon
Hubert 'Bee' Shannon, 89 Served in Merchant Marine and retired from Parks Dept. Hubert "Bee" Shannon was born January 30, 1931 in Manhattan and passed away June 11, 2020. He lived in Queens until his family moved to West Brighton in 1942. Along with his brother, Jack Shannon, they were members of the West Brighton Shamrock Football team- Tarzan Bell League in the mid-1940's. He was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame and NY Giants football teams and longtime member of the Notre Dame club of SI. In 1948 he joined the Merchant Marine, served on the Army troopship Gen. S. D. Sturgis transporting thousands of Holocaust survivors from displaced person camps in Europe to countries all over the world. June 1954 started his career with the Parks Department at the "Wollman Skating Rink" in Central Park, as gardener. He progressed through the ranks to director of golf courses in 1992. While at Silver Lake in 1976, the course was awarded a national award as the best maintained municipal course in the country. When asked what his best lifetime achievement was, he answered "convincing" his wife Mary Lorraine Brennan to marry him in 1976. Lorraine, a teacher, taught at P.S.19 for 25 years and when both retired, they traveled extensively. She and his brother both predeceased him in 2013. Bee was well known for his ability to tell funny stories. He is survived by his sister-in-law Carol, nieces Barbara Mooney, Dorothy Schechter, Amy Figueroa and nephew Michael Shannon, three grandnieces, six grandnephews and three great-grandnephews.
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