On November 16, 2006 a beautiful blue-eyed baby boy came to life bringing much joy, love and pride to his Family. His parents named him Shamus in honor of his Irish Heritage and Justice in honor of his Father.
He came with a gentle soul, a big heart and a big smile to compliment his size. A smile which he always shared with his Family and his many friends. Shamus possessed an inherent ability to easily understand how things worked and only needed to be shown once how to do something. At the tender age of only two and a half his Grandfather wanted to teach him about gardening by showing him how to plant squash and tomato plants. He showed him once how to prepare the hole and to place the transplant.
He then told him he would show him again, to which he replied “I got it Grandpa.” He then proceeded to plant many transplants exactly as he was shown with no further instruction. His grandfather has heard “I got it Grandpa” many many times since which is a memory his
Grandfather will cherish forever.
During his short life Shamus played soccer for many years with his Brother Cormick especially enjoying the seasons when he was coached by Step-Dad Nick. When he outgrew soccer he moved onto riding and racing his motorcycle with many of his friends. He had just completed
his freshman year and was working with his Father in the Tile and Marble business for the Summer as well as continuing to work at Firehouse Subs.
Shamus was predeceased by his Maternal Grandfather Tom Stevens.
Left to mourn this terrible loss are his Father Justice, his Mother Marlena, Step-Dad Nick, siblings Mackenzie, Madilynn, Makenna, Cormick and Griffin, Maternal grandmother Kathy Rogers (John) and Paternal Grandparents Chuck and Lynn Malone along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and his abundance of friends, many of whom congregated at his fathers home and have become just like family to all of us.
A circle of friends who are an amazingly tight group of young adults whose bond has become even stronger following the tragic end to Shamus’ life on June 14th at the tender young age of Fifteen.
The family is very thankful for the outpouring of love and support received from the extended family and friends and for the truly wonderful fifteen years we were blessed to have him as a big part of our lives and will forever miss his gentle soul, his love and his smiles which brought so much joy to all of us. It has been said that, “You can always tell where a beautiful soul has been by the tears and the smiles left behind.” The tears have flown and the smiles are slowly
returning as he is remembered for a life well lived.
May your dear soul always rest in peace knowing that you were greatly loved by all who knew you.