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James Robert Shanley

James Robert Shanley
Jim Shanley, 28, of Bristol Connecticut, beloved son of Robert and Mary Kay (Shannon) Shanley passed away after a three-year fight with metastatic Colon Cancer, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Sean Shanley, of Bristol, and his girlfriend, Amy Hare, of Newington. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Eileen Shanley, Patricia and Robert Banach, Catherine and Fred Dooe, And several beloved cousins. He was predeceased by aunts and uncles Carol and Raymond Miller, and James Shanley. He was also predecease by his grandparents Jim and Marion Shanley, and Frank and Peg Shannon.

Jim graduated from St. Paul's high school in Bristol Connecticut and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York. He received the Civil engineer degree and worked as an engineer for the Connecticut Department of Transportation. He was a gifted athlete playing baseball and football in high school and college Jim was optimistic, hopeful, kind, loving, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Jim had a deep sense of faith, family, and friendship, and made it impact in the lives of everyone he met.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 10 o'clock at St. Matthews church in Forestville. The family would like to have everyone meet them at the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery Bristol. Friends and relatives may call at Dunn funeral home 191 West St., Bristol, CT on Sunday from 4 -7 p.m. The family is grateful to the compassionate care received by many doctors and nurses including Dr. O'Connor, Dr. Buccheri, Dr.Kaplan, Dr. Silver, Dr. VanLinda, and Dr. Stadler, nurses Marianne, Jen, Joe and Ashley, as well as many other compassionate caregivers at St. Francis hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106 or St. Paul Catholic high school 1001 Stafford Avenue., Bristol, CT 06010. www. Dunnfh.com


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May you take comfort in the wonderful  promise found in Gods word the Bible  to see an end to 'pain, suffering, sickness and even death.' (Revelation 21:4) This is a sure guarantee, that is soon to be fulfilled, from our Heavenly Father Jehovah and I hope you find this promise very comforting at this difficult time. The Bible also holds out a wonderful promise to be able to see our dear loved ones sleeping in death resurrected back to life right here on a paradise earth (John 5:28,28, Acts 24:15). For more information on the hope for those we have lost in death go to jw.org.

ToniaS Nov 3 2013 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time. I just wanted to share a scripture that have strengthened me during my most difficult times and I pray it does the same with you; Isaiah 41:10 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness"

Leon Oct 25 2013 12:00 AM

To the Shanley family and Amy. I met Jim at Sloane as a fellow young adult patient with colorectal cancer. I just want to express how much I appreciated Jim. He helped to ease my fears about surgery and took the time to meet with me so we could talk. He was a wonderful person and I will miss him.

Kirsten Kallon Oct 6 2013 12:00 AM

May James' loving family and friends find comfort from God's Word found at Revelation 21:3-5

Charles Schuttig Oct 3 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Jim's family and friends. I was Jim's guidance counselor in middle school and I am so glad I was able to share in your years with him at that age. He was always such a joy. Seeing all his achievements since then is inspirational!

Elaine Taylor Sep 27 2013 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Amy and the family at this difficult time.

Tom Ignaffo Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM

To the Shanley family, Amy Hare, and the Hare family,

I met Jim briefly through Amy and her family. Even in that brief amount of time, I could tell, by the way he conducted himself with others, the way he treated Amy, the way he spoke to me, that he was indeed a warm, wonderful young man. I am very, very sorry for your loss.

May he rest in peace always,
Rob Pistey

Rob Pistey Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

To the Shanley family.  I used to work with a wonderful person named Eileen Shanley at Veterans in Rocky Hill.  If this is the same Eileen, I am sending my heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of Jim.  We lost our daughter at 44 with Pancreatic Cancer.  If not the same Eileen, please accept my sympathy for the entire family.  Let us hope and pray that someday cancer will not be an issue we will have to deal with.

Joanne Blum Sep 22 2013 12:00 AM

My Boy...your kind soul, thoughtful heart and endless grace, will warm our shattered hearts...I love you cus ....

Eileen Sep 21 2013 12:00 AM

Bob, Mary Kay, Sean.  My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, I know what it is like to loose a child, watching my parents ordeal. We lost a gem in loosing Jimmy. We have to mourn his loss and yet realize how blessed we were to be touched by him in the time that we had him.  Reflect on that time because it was special, every minute of it.  My love is with you all always, God bless your family. Love Artie.

Art BAtti Sep 21 2013 12:00 AM

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