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Elizabeth A. Shreenan

Elizabeth Liz Ann (Flynn) Shreenan, born and raised in Pittsfield and most recently of Westfield, passed away peacefully January 12, 2015. Born in Pittsfield, June 12, 1927, Liz was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Ann and Thomas Francis Flynn, who founded the original Flynns Pharmacy of Pittsfield. Liz was a graduate of St. Josephs High School and Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee with a degree in Biology. She married her late husband John P. Shreenan Sr. July 25, 1953, in her hometown where they settled and raised their family. She dedicated her career to teaching first graders at Hibbard and Williams schools in Pittsfield, retiring June 13, 1988. Her husband died July 20, 2010. A renowned hostess, she was especially popular with the Cambridge Ave./Marlboro Dr. crew. Her pool parties were epic. Liz was an avid reader and an even more avid shopper who was on a first name basis with the women at the Lenox Talbots. Many of her fondest memories were spent in Newport, R.I., with family and friends. In their retirement Liz and Jack spent their winters in Siesta Key, Fla., and traveled extensively to Europe and on cruises making friends wherever they went. She volunteered countless hours at both Hancock Shaker Village and Tanglewood. Liz will be remembered for living her life passionately with a big heart and a contagious smile and laugh. She leaves her daughter, Elizabeth Beth Lusteg of Westfield, and Beths sons, Matthew and Patrick; her son, John Patrick Shreenan Jr. and his wife Kristi, and their two children, Declan and Talia of Hingham. Liz also leaves behind her sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and their families in Pittsfield, Middletown, R.I., and New Jersey. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. from the Dwyer Funeral Home with a liturgy of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, celebrated by Rev. Peter Narango, Parochial Vicar. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours were held at the Dwyer Funeral Home Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Armbrook Village to help support their participation in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.

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