Margaret Shaughnessy Kendall

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Margaret "Maggie" Shaughnessy Kendall left this world Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, for her place in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shaughnessy of New York City.

Maggie leaves behind her loving husband of 56 years, David L. Kendall. She is survived by her sons, David (Barbara), Henry, and Joe (Kaye), as well as her grandson Jonathan, whom she loved dearly. Maggie is also survived by two sisters, Pat and Monica, and sister-in-law Jean Ponschil; nieces, Jane, Liza, Susan, Mary Catherine, Martha Ann, and Joanne; and nephews Joe, Brian, Mark and Joe (deceased).

Maggie will be missed by her dogs, Tootsie, Lucy and Cricket, who shared the bed with her. Maggie's great gray horse, Emma, will miss her and her treats.

Special friends include the Masters and members of the Cedar Knob and Hillsboro Foxhounds. Maggie always held a special place in her heart for Father Philip Breen and St. Ann's Church in Nashville.

Maggie was a graduate of Mary Mount School, 5th Avenue, New York City, and New York University's School of Nursing. She taught nursing at Nashville Tech and Pulaski Vocational School.

Maggie was especially fond of helping young ladies. She was always happy to give advice and counsel. She missed having a daughter.

A reception to celebrate her life will be held at their farm, Erin House, in Cornersville, at a date to be announced. The family asks instead of flowers or charitable contributions that those who want to remember Maggie take a loved one to dinner, enjoy a glass of wine, and celebrate life - it's beautiful, but short.

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