BUCKFIELD — Shannon Lee Atkinson, 65, of Buckfield, died on Jan. 20, at home, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with leukemia.

She was born May 13, 1947, daughter of Bernard D. O’Connor and Winifred C. Russell.

Shannon belonged to the Androscoggin Valley Art Assoc., the Maine Iris Society, the Second Amendment Sisters, the Kennebec Rock & Mineral Club and the Eastern Cashmere Assoc.

She worked as a seamstress, bookkeeper, equipment operator, florist and farmer.

Shannon loved gardening and having her animals around. She raised goats and horses. They were her inspiration for her drawings and greeting cards. She loved nature and photography and was never far from her camera. She also enjoyed horseback riding, roller skating, bottle digging and metal detecting.

Shannon is survived by her husband, Alan Atkinson; mother-in-law, Betty Atkinson; children and their spouses, Todd and Loni Levesque, Lance Levesque and Stacy Ludder; grandchildren, Eirik Levesque, Scott and Kirk Bragg, Connor and Rhiannon and Melina Ludder; sisters, Darcy Evans, Anita Chandler, Melody Thurlow and Colleen O’Connor; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Bernard “Buddy” O’Connor; and granddaughter, Giselle Levesque.

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