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Jeffrey Shaughnessy

September 15, 1963 February 21, 2019
Jeffrey Shaughnessy
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DURHAM: Mr. Jeffrey Shaughnessy, 55, passed away on Thursday, February 21. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to Thomas Shaughnessy and the late Patricia West Shaughnessy. In addition to his mother, Mr. Shaughnessy was preceded in death by his brother, Tim Shaughnessy; and sister, Jane Munns.

Jeff grew up in St. Cloud, FL and attended Florida State University where he earned BS and MS degrees in mathematics and computer science, respectively. He and his wife Laura met during their masters degrees at FSU, and following graduation they moved to Durham, NC where they raised their 3 children. Jeff worked as a software developer for 32 years at SAS Institute, where he found many lifelong friends among his coworkers. In his free time, he explored a great variety of interests including hiking & camping, various home improvement projects, video & photo editing, and building the family cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. He loved supporting his kids in all their extracurriculars, attending weddings/graduations/gatherings of his extended family, watching the Noles play, and above all, spending time with his friends and family.

In addition to his father, Jeff is survived by his wife, Laura Shaughnessy; son, Derrick Shaughnessy; daughters, Allison and Rachael Shaughnessy; brothers, John Shaughnessy and Steve Shaughnessy (Debbie); sister, Peg Deci (Paul); brother-in-law, Tony Munns (Angela); sisters-in-law, Sandy Jacobson (Jim) and Karen Wilson (Debbie); father-in-law, Chuck Wilson; and nieces and nephews, Meghen Ord, Bevin Schmer, James Munns, Chris Munns, Savannah Conroy, Patrick Shaughnessy, Sarah Shaughnessy, Jennifer Deci, Ryan Deci, Nicole Jacobson and Kelsi Burk.

A Celebration of life will be held 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th in the Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. If you wish to make a donation, it can be made in Jeff’s memory to Duke Children’s Hospital at 710 W. Main St, Suite 200, Durham NC 27701 or Duke HomeCare and Hospice at 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham NC 27704.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 3/9/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3/9/2019 5:00:00 PM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home
1117 Broad St Durham 27705 NC
United States

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