John “Shawn” O’Callaghan
1936 ∼ 2020
EAST FALMOUTH - John “Shawn” Francis O’Callaghan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb 4th. Born in Boston on November 5, 1936, he had recently celebrated 60 years of marriage to his wife, Carolyn (Travasso) O’Callaghan.
After serving in the Army, Shawn worked for Stop & Shop for 48 years. A passionate and giving member of his community, he volunteered throughout his retirement at the Falmouth Senior Center and St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store. He also enjoyed fishing and digging for quahogs, gardening, and reading. He was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church and a Marion Medal recipient. Shawn will be remembered as a gracious host with an infectious smile who loved to welcome friends and family to his home. He and Carolyn loved travelling, especially to Italy where he took particular joy in sampling the country’s many bakeries and wineries.
Shawn is survived by four daughters, Jeanne and husband Steve of Holderness, NH; Karen and fiance Nick of Wilbraham, MA; Patty and husband Jay of Sammamish, WA; and Eileen and husband Mike of Plymouth, MA, and seven grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, Feb 7th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, Feb 8th at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 E. Falmouth Hwy (Route 28), E. Falmouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 167 E. Falmouth Hwy, E. Falmouth MA 02536.