Tributes Online - Michael Shanahan

Michael Shanahan

11/02/1940 - 28/11/2023

SHANAHAN, Foss Michael (Michael) - On 28th November 2023 at Te Hopai Home, peacefully in his sleep.

Michael’s life was a long, hardworking and often colourful journey - he has surely earned this rest.

We express our profound and grateful thanks to all the Drs and nurses who have cared so professionally for Michael, over the past 2 years.

Dearly loved husband of Lesley; father of Antonia, Foss & Phillipa, Hugo & Kate and Timmy (who died in May ’23); always loving ‘Michael’ with his grandchildren Millie, Louis, Pippa, Arch and Goldie. Greatly loved eldest child of Foss & Joan Shanahan and brother of Dairne & Fraser, Paul (dec Geneva) & Helen, Peter & Wendy and Gregory & Vlasta; adored fun uncle to that family’s 14 children.

Loved brother in law of Lynn & Jeremy Blake Palmer, Michael & Sue Scott and Marty & Julianne Scott; and uncle to their family’s 8 children.

Messages to ‘the Shanahan family’ may be placed here in Michael’s tribute page or posted c/- PO Box 723 Paraparaumu.

All are welcome to join us in celebrating Michael’s life at St Mary of The Angels, Boulcott St, Wellington on Thursday 7th December 2023 at 2pm.

Thereafter, a private cremation will occur.

A livestream link is available at the top of this page.


Service Information
Date: 7/12/2023 Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: St Mary of the Angels
17 Boulcott Street
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