Francis R. “Red” Shannon Sr.


Francis R. “Red” Shannon Sr., 76, a retired heavy equipment operator for the City of Warwick, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn A. (Conway) Shannon.

He was a son of the late Joseph L. and Ruth M. (Baker) Shannon. Francis was the loving father of Francis R. Shannon Jr. (Diane), Richard K. Shannon CCFD (Janelle), Edward J. Shannon CFD (Karen), and Michael F. Shannon (Joann); loving grandfather of Joshua CCFD, Ryan, Zachary, Eric, Adonis, Valerie, Joyce-Marie, William, Domonique, Victoria, Ashley, Kelsey, Hailey-Ann, Savannah, and Macie; loving great-grandfather of Lucas. He was the brother of Thomas, Raymond, Earl, Gerald Shannon, Jean Craddock, Delores Smith, Margaret Spooner, and the late Joseph, Donald, and John Shannon. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

His funeral was held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Church, Oakland Beach Ave. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Visiting hours were on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886, or, American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Ste. 200, Providence, RI 02908 will be appreciated. Information and condolences visit


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