Thomas E. Shepard

  • Born: August 10, 1951
  • Died: January 7, 2018
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON——Thomas E. Shepard, 66, a resident of Easton for the past 18 years, died unexpectedly, on Sunday, January 7, 2017.

Born in Boston, a son of Thomas E. And Mary (Hayes) Shepard, he was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Watertown and attended Mass Bay Community College.

Thomas began his professional career at the Perkins School For The Blind where he worked on the Howe Press. Later he took a position with Polaroid Company and then transferred to Stop & Shop Supermarkets working as a distribution warehouse supervisor for 25 years.

His hobbies included golfing, traveling and playing cribbage with friends. He was an avid Rolling Stones fan who attend numerous shows.

Thomas is survived by three sons, Thomas B. Shepard and his wife Rochelle of Easton, Kevin M. Shepard of Hoboken, NJ., and Jeffrey D. Shepard of North Andover; a granddaughter, Hailey Shepard of Easton; a sister, Kathryn Baird of Sandwich; his beloved dog Zeke; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late James Fitzgerald, Robert Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald, William Fitzgerald and Alice Fitzgerald.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday from 10:00 am to Noon in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton followed by a Celebration of Life Service at Home Plate Restaurant, 184 West Main Street, Norton from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Thomas's memory may be sent to Coastal Opportunities, 35 Limerock Street, Camden, ME. 04843 For directions or condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort knowing that those who die, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. - Psalm 116:15

Posted by - MA   January 19, 2018

When words fail, Gods love carries us through our deepest sorrows. May the God who,"binds up the broken-hearted and comforts all who mourn," sustain your family during this challenging time. Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.-Isaiah 61:1,2-

Posted by A friend   January 15, 2018

Tom, you will be missed.. Rest in Peace

Posted by Bill Vicki and Shannon Flaherty - Mansfield, MA - friend   January 12, 2018

Tom,You by far were the most caring kind and funny guy I have ever met.There wasn't a better Elf in the world better than you,May God Take you into his arms and may you Rest In Peace. One of the best.To your family and friends you lost a wonderful person.RIP

Posted by Judi Sbardella Mirka - Norton, MA - Friend   January 12, 2018


You was a wonderful man Tom , always made me laugh!!!

Posted by Caree Bowman - North Easton, MA   January 12, 2018

Always so kind & genuine, an honor to call you Friend. Until we meet again.....

Posted by Stephanie Maloney - MA - Friend   January 11, 2018

Tom was a wonderful person who cared deeply for his family. His sudden passing came as a great shock to my wife Susan and me. We last spoke to him at the wake of his older brother, Jim. He seemed to be recovering so well from his own difficult series of medical problems. We talked at great length. He was a very emotional man who felt the pain of others even more than any he was suffering himself. We will truly miss him and we offer our most sincere condolences to his children, his sister Kathy and all of those who loved him.

David and Susan Fitzgerald

Posted by David Fitzgerald - Mashpee, MA - Family   January 11, 2018

Tom Kevin and family
So sorry for your loss Tom was a good man and will be missed ....
Sincerely Aldo and family

Posted by David Aldorisio - BEDFORD, MA - Coworker   January 11, 2018

Thanks for always being so kind to my kids-- You made them feel special. Will always remember you as Santa's elf!
My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. RIP, Mr. Shephard- a kind man.

Posted by Suzanne Linehan - MA - Friend   January 10, 2018

Tom you spread joy and happiness in everything you touched. I still smile when thinking about your antics. Gods speed brother.

Posted by Brian George - North Easton, MA - Friend   January 10, 2018

Loved you boss for 25 came to my retirement dinner..thanks for being great supervisor and greats&s asset..always in my

Posted by Raymond Davis - Cohasset, MA - Coworker   January 10, 2018

Tom and Kevin,

We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories that you have of him. We are thinking of you.

Tom and Karyn

Posted by Karyn & Tom Rizzo - Spruce Head, ME - Friend   January 10, 2018