OBITUARY

Stancie Amon

June 25, 1949May 25, 2011

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.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 1, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Tava Daetz-Avarna

April 12, 2012

Hi Ron.
I keep thinking of things I want to say to Stancie and laugh about, but then am not able to. I know you are going through the same, but worse.
You always have a good outlook and attitude, but it isn't easy without your partner nearby.
Hope you are doing ok in this adjustment. I wish you always the best. Feel free to call me anytime.
Big hugs and many caring thoughts and fond memories.
Tava

Call me anytime.

Frank Salvato

April 10, 2012

Ron, I sorry to hear about the loss of Stancie. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

Frank Salvato (Greenville, NC)

Carol Lindwall's Bundegaard

April 9, 2012

Ron, I am so sad for you and will pray for you, Lucy and Jack to receive peace and comfort. I will always remember how ecstatic you were way back when you and Stancie first started dating.

John Heinze

April 8, 2012

The Brien McMahon class of 1969 offers their deepest condolences and support to the Amon family

Jackie Miller

March 27, 2012

Ron, Lucy and Jack, I was saddened to hear of Stancie's passing when I moved back. I'm so sorry! Loved listening to her travel stories over a glass of wine!

Chris McKay

July 19, 2011

Dear Ron and family,
I was shocked to find out about Stancie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a special person she was. She will stay in our hearts and her smile and presence will always visit us on layovers. Chris Mckay (ex. Siatras)

Cyd Dillard

June 16, 2011

Dear Ron, Lucy, and Jack I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cyd Dillard, PanAm F/A 1970-1986.

Rick and Jane (Peterson) Collins

June 7, 2011

Ron and family, you are in our prayers at this time of momentous loss. All who knew Stancie will miss her greatly. She was an incredibly special lady who could light up a room (or airplane cabin) with a simple smile. It of course seems a life cut short, yet what a life well lived! So full of love, adventure and accomplishment. Jane remembers her many flights with Stancie at Pan Am. She was, simply put, the epitome of what a flight attendant should be and a wonderful colleague to work with. Rick remembers flying with Stancie at Delta, once coming back from Paris in a 767, he had to shut down an engine mid-Atlantic and return to Shannon. She handled the situation and passengers with the grace and professionalism every pilot hopes to find when a situation like that occurs. We both feel blessed to have known her.

janis raffel newcomb

June 7, 2011

Saddened to hear that we have lost Stancie. She loved her family more than life,and that's saying quite a lot,as Stancie LOVED life. Having known her since we first started with Pan Am together in '73, I can say she brought sunshine to many.What a beautiful,bright girl Stancie was. I'm most sorry for your loss, Ron. And Jack & Lucy..I trust you know how much you were loved by your mother.

monica rejstrom

June 7, 2011

dear Ron and family,very sorry to hear about yuor/ our premature loss.I remember Stancie from our early days with pan am in london. great memories of a happy lady.my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.