John Shebanie

John Francis Shebanie, 97, a life-long Dutchess Junction and Beacon resident passed away peacefully on June 5, 2019 at his home. He was born on January 21, 1922 at home in Dutchess Junction, NY, son of the late Michael V. & Margaret (Hajj) Shebanie.

John served his country during World War II with the United States Army from 1943-1946, and was honorably discharged and proud.

John was a charter member of the Dutchess Junction Fire Company; he served at the Commissioner for over 15 years. He was extremely active with the fire department, and proud to serve his community.

On April 24, 1949, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon, he married Mary Ann Daddario, who predeceased him in 1991.

John worked for many years as a foreman at the Bobrich Blanket Factory in Beacon, the Lighting & Electronic in Beacon, and Dutchess Industries; He was also the co-owner of the Golf Cart Rental Corp.

He was an avid gardener, loved his tomato garden; He loved to travel with his wife; He was a fan of the NY Mets, the NY Jets.

John is survived by his son John F. Shebanie Jr., and his wife Joanne; and his daughter Michelle Cohen and her husband Larry. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Ishia Shebanie-Wilson and her husband James; Jason Shebanie and his wife Jill; Mary Melissa Cohen, Sarah Rebecca Cohen and her fiancé Josue Ramos; and 1 great-granddaughter Hayden Wilson. He is also survived by his incredibly loving nieces & nephews.

Along with his wife, he was predeceased by his 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Michael Shebanie, Joseph Shebanie, Catherine Wiand and Miltida Hayward.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 10th from 9-11am at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon; from there a procession to St. Joachim Church, 51 Leonard St., Beacon, where A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30am followed by interment and military honors at St. Joachim Cemetery, Beacon.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial donations to be made to the Dutchess Junction Fire Company, 75 Slocum Rd., Beacon, NY 12508. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory with the family, please visit:

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  1. Melissa says:

    Dear Shebanie Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

  2. Babu Thumpayil says:

    ‘Whoever believes in the son has eternal Life” John 3.36.
    Michelle, Sorry for your loss. Our prayers & thoughts with you and family.

  3. Frank DiPasqua says:

    Dear Ishia and Jason,
    I’m sorry for your loss. May your faith give you comfort during these difficult times.

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