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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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for visiting my Dad & for the beautiful token.It is his 1st Christmas one :-)

Old Spice was here Thanksgiving morning,

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Dec 02, 2014 12:20 PM
Patty Valentino
Blessings to you and yours, Shannon......

. .*).*)

Added by Patty Valentino on Nov 26, 2014 7:38 AM
my sweet friend for visiting my Daddy & my other memorials...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours,


Added by Beth.Bailey on Nov 22, 2014 2:19 PM
Traci's Mom
Traci Fields

Because of you and other wonderful findagrave friends, Traci now has 5,260 flowers/tokens, and her birthday is a little over a week away. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We appreciate you all so much.

I'm in awe! To show you more of what Traci was like, I posted the following on her memorial page,

"Traci, my angel, I can see the big grin on your face for all the flowers you're receiving on your memorial page. You're telling me, "Mom, why are you so surprised there are so many good people in this world? You should have known that....." "You're right, sweetheart, I should have known".

Traci was a person of strong faith, and GOD took excellent care of her, and helped her through all her hardships! Her faith never waivered.

GOD, bless them all, and thank you for your wonderful gift of Traci.

We've received an outpouring of so much love for Traci. I will try to get to everyone's site and leave a flower/token for at least one of their loved ones. However, there are so many of you, it will take me a while.

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 10, 2014 4:14 PM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
Shannon, thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter, Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.

I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th.

I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 06, 2014 4:40 PM
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Your token for Traci Fields
Beth, thank you so much for the token you left for Traci. It is VERY MUCH appreciated. I've been letting all my relatives (which aren't very many) know that I'm trying to get to 5,000 tokens for Traci by her birthday and yours helps in that count.

Thank you again.

Sharon (Traci's mom)

Traci's birthday is 20 Nov...Beth
Added by Beth.Bailey on Nov 05, 2014 6:59 PM
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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
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