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Jeanne D. Shonosky

July 23, 1930 — June 27, 2021

Jeanne D. Shonosky, 90, of Hillview Drive, former teacher of physical education at St. Paul’s Catholic School from 1960-65 and library assistant at the Norwich High School from 1965-91, died at her residence on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Born on July 23, 1930, in Bordentown, NJ, Jeanne was the daughter of Earl and Edna (Warner) Hutchinson. She was raised in the Bordentown area and graduated from Pemberton High School in 1948. Jeanne continued her formal education at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, majoring in English and History.

Jeanne distinguished herself in the field of athletics. She was selected during her junior and senior years to play on the Mid-East field hockey team vying for a position on the United States field hockey team. She was honored in 1982 by Lebanon Valley College as being the first woman athlete to be inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

After teaching in the Burlington County school system from 1952-55, Jeanne and her family moved to Norwich.

On January 1, 1953, Jeanne married Walter J. Shonosky, a former history teacher, and football and basketball coach in the Norwich City Schools, who predeceased Jeanne in 1974.

Jeanne was a volunteer for the Chenango Council of the Arts, Chenango Memorial Hospital, American Cancer Society, and was a member of the Norwich Garden Club. She was also an avid golfer, tennis player, and skier.

Jeanne is survived by two daughters, Terry Ann (Martin) Echentile, of Winsted, CT, and Barbara (Steven) Barber, of Enola, PA; two sons, Roger Shonosky and Steven Shonosky, both of Norwich; six grandchildren, Kalynn Deedy and Tyson Echentile, Kevin and Christopher Barber, and Holly Davis and Thomas Shonosky; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Anderson, of Jobestown, NJ; a brother-in-law, Irvin Kepner, of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Jeanne was predeceased by her brother, Warner R. Hutchinson, and his wife, Patricia; brother-in-law, Connie Anderson; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Kepner.

A private visitation will take place at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Contributions in Jeanne’s memory may be given to a charity of one’s choice.

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