Bennett Funeral Home


Terry Lee Shannon-Miles

December 17, 1961November 15, 2020

Terry Lee Shannon-Miles, 58 of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 peacefully in her sleep in the comfort of her own home.

She was born December 17, 1961 in Lancaster, NH to Joe Henry Shannon and Sylvia Joanne Shannon (Ricker) of Stark, NH. Terry was a graduate of Groveton High School and a proud college graduate of Hesser College.

Terry spent her life caring for others through her work, friendships and motherhood. She was a lifetime Phlebotomist beginning at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster where she worked for over 20 years and also at Concord Hospital in recent years.

If you knew Terry, she probably left a positive impact on your life in some way. She cherished her time at the beach and would spend many sunny summer days there with family and friends sipping cocktails and waking up to the morning beach sunrise. She treasured all music and would spend many nights singing karaoke with friends at the Hungry Buffalo or travelling to see a show by The Jennifer Mitchell Band along with her wonderful friends in the “Good Vibe Tribe”.

Terry lived for her family, friends, and pets. She was a caring, devoted mother and loved her children and grandchildren fiercely. Terry was a great listener and often a source of advice and comfort for anyone she knew.

She will be profoundly missed by her father, Joe Henry Shannon of Stark; lifetime companion and friend, Denis Seguin of Groveton; her son, Skye Flanders and his wife, Gabrielle Flanders of Groveton; her daughter, Destiny Flanders and two grandchildren, Blayzden Pond and Josiah Cote of Berlin; her brother, Douglas Shannon and wife, Roxane of Stark and countless aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is predeceased by her mother, Sylvia Shannon; her sister, Laurie Shannon; her husband, Kevin Miles and her best friend, Terry Niles.

In honor of Terry, we ask that you slow down to spend some time with your family, sing a song out loud like nobody is listening, put a couple green olives in your margarita (just trust her on this), and think of her every time you think of the ocean.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VCA Riverside Veterinary Hospital, 201 North Main Street Boscawen NH 03303. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in the summer of 2021 at a later date.

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Ann-Marie Guerin

November 27, 2020

Had alot of great times and memories with terry. She was a awesome person no matter what she was going threw she would always listen to you and help you threw what you was goin threw ... She will be missed Dearly. Till we meet again my friend ❤️

Liza Perry

November 22, 2020

I remember going to Terry's trailer to warm up before and after we went hunting. I remember she and (satch) stopped by for a quick visit Terry was very nice to me. She will be missed.

Gary vermette

November 21, 2020

Fun times at mountain view with her and Mike (tarzan) Tierney she will be missed for sure.

Nancy Thomas

November 20, 2020

Miss you so much. Life will not be the same without you. Love you forever my dear friend💞

Lydia Perry

November 20, 2020

Terry was our neighbor who we often saw sitting on her deck reading a book with Banjo close by. We did spend some time together at Old Orchard Beach at a party she had for her dear friend Debra. We were fortunate to spend some time with her and meet Skye and Destiny that same day. Following a pop-up thunder storm, we walked on the beach to see what treasures we could find. It was a beautiful summer day and Terry had this calm and content look on her face that really emulated her love of the ocean.

Each time I drive by her house, I get tears in my eyes when I see that empty chair. It truly is surreal. I would like to express our deepest condolences to her entire family at this most difficult time.

Ali DeFeo

November 19, 2020

In many ways Terry was such a role model for me. I knew I could confide in her with anything. On days at work where I felt like I would explode, she would lean in and say “just let it roll off your shoulders”. I envied that about Terry. How she had the uncanny ability to smile at ANYTHING life threw at her, and handle it with grace and class. I knew if I wanted an honest opinion (whether I’d like it or not lol) she would give it to me straight. From working the busiest days, sharing quick smiles while passing each other in the hallway for 8 hours a day; to sitting side by side on a quiet evening listening to her life’s happy adventures and woes....Terry was a constant every day in my life for years. From the day I met her, there was an immediate connection. Terry, I will miss you more that I could even begin to imagine. I will miss our weekly chats and laughs, and the sound life advice I could always rely on you for. I know you’re up there with all of your loved ones (human and furry), watching over me. I hope you’re somewhere with a martini (extra olives and a little olive juice), sitting on a sunny warm beach, being the little red headed mermaid you were always destined to be. Thanks for everything Terry. I will miss you always. I love you.

Mona Riendeau

November 19, 2020

Terry was such a. Great kid hard to take she is gone I had the pleasure working with her at Weeks Hosp. So sorry for her family such a loss. Love you kid .

Lori Toothpick

November 19, 2020

I know you are seeing what's happening. I may cuss you out. I also know you understand. Tonight we would be singing karaoke in tradition of J Mitch. I will dedicate tonight to you. I'm going to sing your songs (not well).

I know how absolutely peaceful you were when the angels came. I'm okay knowing that God had a plan. It's still so surreal. I find myself wanting to call you for answers. You're probably laughing knowing that I've got this.

I can't even begin to know how hard your loss is to Skye, Destiny, and the ever so handsome Denis. I'm grateful that they entrust in me to tend to things. I pray that I don't let you down.

Today is an exceptionally bad day. I look into the eyes of Banjo, not fully knowing his faith or the faith of Moo moo and Rosie, and my heart is crushed.

I know that this was not our choice. I must trust in the powers that be, all will be handled properly.

You my friend, are and will always have a truly special place in my heart..

Donna Mulchahey

November 19, 2020

I met Terry at "The Hen House" , one of her favorite music venues earlier this year. In the short time that I got to know her, she was always so kind hearted and friendly, and just a joy to be around. I will miss seeing her smiling face. My deepest condolences to the family.

Lori Toothpick

November 19, 2020

Gingerbread.... I'm literally in tears. We had this conversation. I completely forgive you. Tonight, we would be singing and laughing at all the songs we should never sing again. I promise, the "kids" will find another human to love them as much as you. I'm dying inside, that I can't keep them. I know, you know that. It's so surreal! I've lost my calm place!! God needs you more. We will carry on. I love you friend. I've got your back 😉😉❤❤❤❤❤


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