“Shen” (Dean) O’Hora

January 4, 2016
White Dove
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Genevieve “Shen” (Dean) O’Hora 1954 – 2016

Genevieve “Shen” (Dean) O’Hora passed away peacefully in her home on January 4, 2016 surrounded by her close family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 7th, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Theresa’s Church, 2050 Main St. (Rt. 245), Stanley, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shen’s memory may be made to Embrace Your Sisters, P.O. Box 322, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or online through embraceyoursisters.org

Shen was born on October 11, 1954 to the late John & Betty (McWilliams) Dean. Shen had a personality that drew all those around her closer, and certainly left an impression never to be forgotten. She was afraid of nothing, constantly showing that strength and courage through every walk of her life. Whether protecting one of her three sons or keeping her husband in line with some colorful language, or whatever object she may have in her hand. She was adored by her grandchildren, whom she played with endlessly as if she were a child herself. She worked closely with her husband over the past twenty years as owner of Finger Lakes Monument CO., Inc. Here she touched the lives of families in mourning with her caring, compassionate, and humorous ways. She will be deeply missed.

Shen is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Robert O’Hora; three sons; Thomas (Gina), Timothy (Leslie), Eric (Cristina) and all of their friends growing up who “lived” in their basement on Goose Street. Ten grandchildren; Morgan, Nick, Delaney, Eliza, Liam, Lyla, Hayden, Grayson, Harper, and Reid; her seven siblings Emily, Mary, George, Joan, Meggen, John, Bill, and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Shen was predeceased by her parents John and Betty Dean; sister, Betsy; and father-and-mother-in-law, Robert and Julia O’Hora.

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