Obituary for Mary Joy Shannon (Wheaton)
Falls Church, Virginia and Millinocket - Mary Joy Shannon, 78, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017, at her residence in Orono Commons, Orono. She was born April 21, 1939, in Millinocket, the daughter of Kenneth Cecil and Marie (MacKenzie) Wheaton. She grew up in Millinocket, graduating from Stearns High School in 1957. She then attended Husson College in Bangor before moving to Virginia. During her twenty years in Virginia, Mary worked at the Pentagon for the Army Audit Agency before moving back to Millinocket to take care of her mother. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Farrell and her husband Paul of Standish, a brother Gary Wheaton and his wife Brenda of Stafford, VA, a grandson Tyler Farrell of Portland, a granddaughter Serena Farrell of Buxton, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by several aunts and uncles. There will be no viewing and at the family’s request graveside services will be private at Millinocket Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket.