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Shannon M. (#48076719)
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Bio Photo Thanks to all who have visited my father's memorial, Thomas M. McHale, Jr. Words cannot express what this has meant to me.

If you have time please visit:
My Nana Marguerite Furlong,
My Aunt and Uncle, Joseph and Claire McHale
My Grand Aunt, Mary G. Seufert.

Your time and tokens are so very much appreciated!

Born and raised in Marriottsville, MD to two wonderful parents and 5 siblings, our household was quite active to say the least. We all attended private school despite the financial hardship this imposed on my parents. We were taught good values and morals which I carry with me to this day. Raised in a very devout Irish Catholic household our family values were based on the teachings of the church. I am by no means an angel, God truly knows I have had my troubles. However, I do believe the career I chose was based on what I learned from my parents, Catholic school teachings and the church. I became a psychiatric social worker to help ease the pain of my fellow man and bring hope back into their lives. Life is hard enough and add in some mental illness that is sadly stigmatized by society, only leads to a disastrous end unless there are others to help that individual live their life to the fullest. That is my intention each time I meet with one of my patients.
I love being a graver! I have read about the lives of such wonderful and interesting people. I have also met very empathetic, kind, selfless and overall good individuals in the short amount of time I have been on this sight. This sight is very therapeutic for me. I lost my father 9 yrs ago and my Nana 27 yrs. ago. Two of the most wonderful and kind hearted individuals I have ever encountered until this day. I still cry for their loss.
One of the major reasons behind my participation in Find A Grave is to assist others in locating family members. On a personal note, I had extensive assistance with the research of my own family tree through Find A Grave. I hope to offer the same assistance to others or at the very least honor those that have passed.
Another reason I became involved with Find A Grave is because my home actually backs to a cemetery. I take my dog for walks through this beautiful memorial park and am fascinated at the long, and unfortunately, short lives of our fellow man. It breaks my heart to see old grave sites that are worn and damaged. It is obvious that family has not visited, live out of state or have passed on themselves resulting in no one to care for their loved one's buriel site. These souls seem to be forgotten. It is those sites that I pay particular attention to. They deserve the same respect and dignity in death as they did in life. My hope is that someone will be researching their family tree and locate that forgotten ancestor. We all deserve to be remembered, for life is such a precious gift from God not to be taken for granted or minimized.
If you have a family member or loved one that I have started a memorial for, I absolutely have no problem transferring their memorial into your care. Again, do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me at the e-mail provided.

Family Tree: Names I am researching for my family tree include:


I dedicate this site to my father:

Thomas M. McHale, Jr
Korean War Veteran
Buried at Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery
Plot K-7, 10, 1

Born April 8, 1931
Died August 17, 2004

If you would have known him, you would have loved him. A wonderful, gentle, loving soul who touched many lives. I love you dad. You were and always will be my hero.
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Star Kline
Thank You!
Thank you for your many visits to my family memorials. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Fall.
Added by Star Kline on Oct 21, 2014 5:27 AM
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Hello Shannon

I just wanted to say you have some lovely photographs on your virtual cemeteries of your grandparents etc, they are really all very nice.


Added by Dawn on Sep 30, 2014 11:36 AM
Patty Valentino
Thank You...

...dear Shannon for visiting Sgt. Michael Manno on his Angel Day, and for all of your visits to him. It is very kind and considerate of you, and I truly appreciate it.

Hope all is going good for you and your family.

Have a great evening and upcoming week.

{{Hugs}} and Blessings,

Patty :)
Added by Patty Valentino on Sep 21, 2014 8:14 PM
Shannon for visiting my Dad & leaving the
beautiful token :-)

I appreciate it & YOU !!!


~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Sep 09, 2014 11:33 AM
Jack C. Davis

Would you please transfer Jack C. Davis, #107819558 to me? He was my uncle.
Added by Steph on Aug 11, 2014 4:01 AM
Margot Opitz Kimmelmann
Than you for your visits to my mother, I really appreciate it.


Added by Dawn on Aug 02, 2014 2:32 PM
Thinking of you...
Shannon.Don't know why you keep popping into my head do !

Had some pictures sent to me of some people (2 couples) who use to live in the house we now live in which is really neat....Long story short ,Our house has "visitors" & I recognized ( I think) one of our visitors from the pictures sent to me.
How cool is that ?
Take care my friend *hugs*

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Jun 01, 2014 5:47 PM
RE: Thank you!
Your Welcome and the same to you as well! Dads are very missed and I know both of ours is! ((Hugs)) :)
Added by Jessica✿ on May 21, 2014 10:13 AM
RE: Hi my friend..
I KNEW you'd understand what I was rambling on about & you did...I haven't smelled the Old Spice since then but I believe the both of us are right...It was my DADDY letting me know he was still watching over me.I miss him so much @ times that it hurts my heart...does that make any sense @ all ? I'm sure to you,it makes perfect sense...

My daughter got me a new laptop for my b-day/Mothers Day (they are so close together) & it is one of those touch screen's & what a stinker it can & has been getting use to but I'm slowly but surely learning my way around it. Some people can master it in just a couple of hrs or so but not me...GEESH !!!

Take care *hugs*

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on May 18, 2014 3:15 PM
Hi my friend..
Thank-you for the beautiful token you left for my Dad...I so appreciate it Shannon & YOU !!! You are a gem,you really are :-)

I've been meaning to send you a note & to tell ya about what happened the other day.My b-day was the 15th & when I walked out into the kitchen that morning,I caught the faint whiff of Old Spice.I went back into the back part of the house,came back into the kitchen & I could STILL smell Old Spice so I'm thinking it was my Daddy wishing me a Happy B-Day..what do you think ? I haven't smelled the Old Spice scent since my b-day if that tells ya anything :-) It made my day all the more special if the truth be known :-)

Have a great Sunday :-)

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on May 17, 2014 10:46 PM
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