Shawn Harper Obituary, Death – Shawn Harper, aged 36, passed away suddenly on August 24, 2023. Born on April 21, 1987, in Springfield, VT, he was the cherished child of Rodney and Kellie (Gallion) Harper. Shawn’s life was marked by his passions, his warm-heartedness, and the love he spread among his family, friends, and even his pets. He found joy in the simple pleasures of life, such as golfing, fishing, and hunting. His infectious smile was a reflection of the happiness he found in every moment.
Above all, Shawn was a devoted father to his beloved daughter, Reiley. Their bond was unbreakable, and he treasured every precious moment they shared together. His four-legged companion, Bentley, also held a special place in his heart, demonstrating his capacity for love and companionship.
Time spent with family was a priority for Shawn, and one of his fondest memories was the trips to Lake Champlain, where laughter and memories were made. His fascination with shooting stars symbolized his ability to find beauty in the universe’s wonders. Shawn’s skillset was vast, making him a true jack of all trades. He took pride in his knack for fixing anything that crossed his path, and his willingness to lend a hand to neighbors showcased his generous nature.
Laughter was Shawn’s gift to the world. He had a dream of becoming a standup comedian someday, and his constant efforts to bring smiles to faces reflected this aspiration. His last three years were an adventure shared with his best friend, T, a testament to his caring and compassionate soul.
Shawn leaves behind a legacy of love and connection. He is survived by his parents, Rodney and Kellie Harper; his adored daughter, Reiley Harper; his brothers, Brad (Marie) Harper and Kyle (Jamie) Harper; his grandfather, Wilson Gallion; his partner, Taren Gendron; and a wide circle of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 (noon) at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, located at 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT. A Funeral Service will commence at 12:00 (noon) to honor Shawn’s life.
The burial will be a private ceremony reserved for immediate family only, held at the Meetinghouse Cemetery in Rockingham. The Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT, has been entrusted with the arrangements, ensuring that Shawn’s memory is commemorated with the care and dignity he deserves.