Dawn “Dawny” Marie Shaughnessy, 53, of LaSalle, died unexpectedly on October 1, 2021.
Private funeral services will be in the Hurst Funeral Home in LaSalle with the Rev Bill Jacobsen officiating. Masks would be appreciated.
Dawn was born in Ottawa on November 11, 1967. She was a caregiver for Home Healthcare. She married her best friend and love of her life, James P. Shaughnessy, on March 17, 2018 in the Knights of Columbus in LaSalle, surrounded by her family and friends. Dawn loved the outdoors and nature, especially spending time at Woodhaven, where she loved driving around, listening to Sugarland with Samantha and Mariah as they sang their hearts out and laughed with their mama. She enjoyed her time with her fur babies; Lily, Ginger, and Sarge. She loved being with her family. They were the most important part of Dawn’s life. She always gave the best advice, best hugs, and showed so much love to her wonderful family and friends. She also enjoyed fishing and crocheting. Dawn loved singing along with music while driving in the car. Her voice was so cute and calming
Dawn is survived by her husband; James of LaSalle, two daughters; Samantha and Mariah, her stepson; Blake (Sara) Shaughnessy, her father; Donald (Joan) Bennett, her mother; Caroline Fessler, her sisters; Karen (Tim) Poundstone, Xochie (Shannon) Cantu, and Tammy (John) Monferdini, one brother; Donnie-Jo (Tara) Bennett, two beautiful grandchildren, great grandmother; Margaret Fessler, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dawn is preceded in death by her grandparents.
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