Constance "Stancie" (Sheehan) Amon, a resident of Marblehead since 1994, passed away on May 25th at home, peacefully in her sleep. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Ron, and her two children, Lucy, 23, and Jack, 20.
Born on June 25, 1949 in New York, she was the daughter of George F. Sheehan and the late Margaret Lucy Sheehan. Raised in Bay Shore, New York, Stancie attended Bay Shore High School and graduated in 1967. After beginning college at Immaculata College of Washington, she received her Bachelor's of Science in Social Psychology from Webster College in St. Louis in 1971.
After working and living in New York, Stancie began a 38 year long career as a flight attendant. In March of 1973, Stancie started her job with Pan American World Airways. Her career with Pan Am lasted 19 years. In that time she travelled to 6 continents and met her husband, Ron, a fellow flight attendant, during a layover in New Zealand. She continued her travels with Delta Airlines for another 19 years. She was based in New York, London, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Boston. During Stancie's 38 years, some of her travel highlights include the Great Wall of China, Egypt's pyramids, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, Petra, and Stancie and Ron honeymooned in Thailand and Burma (Myanmar).
Stancie's favorite city was Paris, and she knew it well. She travelled there whenever she could, and was qualified as a French speaker for much of her career. Her love of French culture was embedded in everything - the food, the music, the language, and the people.
In addition to her extensive traveling, her other achievements include sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, and completing the New York City marathon with a time of 3:25. Stancie loved New York City- she started her family there, and always raved about the art, fashion, theatre, and culture. The energy of the city captivated her, and she always returned there no matter how far away she travelled.
Stancie loved her family with all of her heart and soul. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her sister, Barbara Brownyard of Islip, NY, her sister, Janet Gestal of San Francisco, CA, and her brother, Doulas Sheehan of Westfield, NJ. She also leaves behind fourteen nieces and nephews, and five grand-nieces and nephews. With extensive in-laws and extended family and friends, she was always surrounded by love, and was sure to pass that on to everyone she met. Stancie was predeceased by her younger brother, George F. Sheehan.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey Street, Swampscott on Wednesday, June 1 at 11AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead on Tuesday from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Avenue Port Washington, NY 11050.