Kourtney Reed Severance ’15
January 26, 2017
Zane F. Smith ’53
January 26, 2017

Maureen M. Sheahan ’07 (Master of Strategic Leadership) passed away January 15, 2017 from progressive supranuclear palsy. Born Dec. 12, 1955, in Olean, she was the daughter of John Vincent and Colleen Hogan Sheahan. She was formerly married for 25 years to Francis C. McClure of Olean, who survives. Maureen was a 1973 graduate of Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville. In 2003 she was able to further her educational goal of attaining a Bachelor of Science degree, which she received from Houghton College. She then earned a Master of Science degree in strategic leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester. She was a very capable worker and had been employed as a store manager for the former Quality Markets in Olean from 1987 to 1992. She then worked as a zone coordinator for Olean Wholesale from 1992 to 1997 before transitioning there as an in-house broker for DeJarnett Sales, Inc., retiring in April 2014. She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Angels Church. She loved the outdoors and had been a longtime advocate for environmental concerns. Maureen was an active member of Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County from 2003 to the present where she served as its former president and was a longtime member of the board of directors. Most importantly, she was devoted to the care of her family and held dear to her heart her life-long friends. Surviving are her father, John “Jake” (Veronica) Sheahan of Skaneateles; a daughter, Eileen M. (Scott Evans) McClure of Killbuck; a son, Francis L. McClure of Olean; two grandsons, Ethan Lauser and Jeremiah Shoup; one sister, Kathleen Sheahan Smith of Orwell; two half-brothers, John V. Sheahan III of Skaneateles and Brendan Sheahan of Auburn; two uncles, Pat Hogan of Sebring, Fla. and John Hogan of Allegany; one aunt, Mary Felcoski of Summerland Key, Fla.; and a niece, Marie (Scott) Cameron of Angola. She was predeceased by her mother in 2007 and a brother, Daniel J. Sheahan, in 2005.