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J. Raymond Shannon, L.F.D.

J. Raymond Shannon, L.F.D.

Funeral Director

Born and Raised in Bradenton
Graduate of Manatee High School Class of 1972
Graduate of the former Miami-Dade Community College with an
Associate of Science Degree in Funeral Service.
Over 40 years of experience in Funeral Service,
Florida Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1974.
Member and Past President of the Manatee County 100 Club,
Retired from the Bradenton Police Department,
Inspector with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office,
Member of First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton,
Active supporter of the Manatee High School Army J.R.O.T.C. Program


Tammy Valenti

Tammy Valenti

Funeral Director

Tammy Valenti is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She has earned 4 college degrees , the 4th being in Funeral Services from St Petersburg College. She performed her internship in Bradenton.

Tammy is from Madeira Beach, Florida, but now lives in St. Petersburg.

She honorably served in the U.S. Air Force and Army National Guard for a total of 12 years, stationed on military bases around the world.

Married to the love of her life and the proud mother of four adult children, three beautiful granddaughters, one handsome grandson, and two spoiled dogs.

Member of the Florida West Coast Funeral Professionals Association and currently serving on the Board as the Treasurer. Member of Calvary Chapel St Petersburg.


Aspen Donohue

Aspen Donohue

Funeral Director Intern

Aspen was raised in Rockville, Indiana where she attended and graduated from Rockville Jr.-Sr. High School in 2014. Aspen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science and a minor in Gerontology from Gannon University in Erie, PA.  She is striving to be licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Before working in the Funeral Service Industry, Aspen worked as a CNA, working in a Rehab and Nursing Home facility.  She recently moved to Florida and when she is not working you can find her down by the water or spending time with her friends and family.


Joseph R. Shannon

Joseph R. Shannon

Attendant

Joe was born and raised in Bradenton, FL where he attended and graduated from Manatee High School in 2010. While at Manatee he participated in the Army J.R.O.T.C. program for all 4 years. Joe attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and served as the Commander of the Arnold Air Society. He is furthering his education in electrical engineering at USF in Tampa. Joe is also a 4th generation Shannon to work at the funeral home. He currently assists his father as an attendant.


Matthew St. Clair

Matthew St. Clair

Attendant and Website Administrator

Matthew is the grandson of Joseph E Shannon and one of the 4th generation of the Shannon family to work for the funeral home and has been working there on and off since high school.  He works part-time at the funeral home and manages this website. Matt was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida and graduated from Manatee High School in 2001. Matt attended the University of South Florida and is getting his degree in Computer Networking. He proudly served  8 years in the United States Marine Corps where he attended bootcamp at Parris Island, SC. During his time in the Marine Corps, Matt  was deployed to Djibouti, Africa as Base Security and also had the privilege of attending a special training event at Camp David, Israel with the Israeli Army in 2009.



Eugenia 'Gene' Shannon

Eugenia "Gene" Shannon

1928 - 2014

Eugenia "Gene" Raymond Shannon was born in Lakeland, FL to Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Raymond. Dr. Raymond was a pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland for more than 20 years. After attending Queens College in Charlotte, NC. "Gene" met Joseph E. Shannon and they were married in 1948 and established a home in Bradenton, Florida. They were blessed with 2 girls, 2 boys, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. "Gene" was active in serving the Peace River Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly as well as the women's group of all. She has been an active Bible leader and has been in the choir all her years in Bradenton. This year will be 50 of active membership in the P.E.O., a women's group that helps women financially continue their education. The Manatee Players was also a special interest to her, where she performed and also made the costumes for many plays. During all her years at Shannon Funeral Home, "Gene" was always present when needed to talk to families, work funerals, answer telephones and anything else that was necessary to help out.


Joseph E. Shannon 1926-2001

Joseph E. Shannon 1926-2001

L.F.D., Owner/Operator



C. Rowland Shannon 1897-1967

C. Rowland Shannon 1897-1967

L.F.D., Founder



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