Joseph E. Shaughnessy, 46, died on Dec. 28, 2013, in Boise, Idaho, after a courageous battle with lymphoma. A memorial service was held on Jan. 2, 2014, at the Boise Funeral Home in Boise.
Joe was the son of Donald and Mary Shaughnessy of Hamilton, Mont. Joe and his family moved to Sun Valley in 1981. He attended the Community School, Wood River Junior High and Wood River High School. Joe then moved to Boise where he maintained lifelong relationships with many friends and colleagues. Joe ventured into a variety of business opportunities, and was a natural salesman. He especially enjoyed working in the used auto industry, where he loved finding people a good deal on cars.
Joe found his true passion in life when his son, Joseph Sterling, was born in 1999. Joe became a dedicated and loyal father, raising his son on his own, making every effort to give young Joe an amazing start to his life. Joe’s legacy in life is the relationships he maintained, his love for his family and his kindness to others.
Joe is survived by his son, Joseph Shaughnessy of Boise; parents, Don and Mary Shaughnessy of Hamilton, Mont.; sister Mary Morones (Luis) of San Diego, Calif.; brother Don Shaughnessy of Hilo, Hawaii; sister Molly Shaughnessy of Boise; sister Maggie Shaughnessy (Randy Edgar), of Bellevue, Idaho; niece Whitney Shaughnessy (Ray Simmons, children Sydney and Dyllan) of Meridian, Idaho; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like to thank St. Alphonsus Hospital, the Meridian Care Center and the Boise Funeral Home.