Obituaries 06-18-2020

Shane Joseph Sims

May 12, 1985 – May 28, 2020

Shane J. Sims, 35, of Lynn died unexpectedly in Illinois.

Born and raised in Lynn,  the son of Gail (Beaton) (Sims) Saavedra and John Sims Sr., he was educated in Lynn and Tuscon, AZ, attended Tuscon Colleg, and had most recently been employed at Murray Hills Energy Services in Illinois, where he achieved number one in sales.

Shane was a kind, gentle person who loved life. He had a big personality and was always smiling. Everyone who knew Shane loved him and his family was very important to him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two sons, Andre and Jayden Sims, who were his pride and joy; his siblings, John Sims Jr., Gina Escalante and Angelina Amira, his brother-in-law, Jason Amira, and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved, as well as many extended family members and close friends.  He also leaves several half-siblings, Christopher Walsh, Suzanne Murray, Morgan and Ryan Murphy and James Kalloger. He was the grandson of Angelina (nee Sequeira) Sims and the late Frank Sims Sr., and the late Rose (nee Foglietta) Beaton and Neil Beaton.

Adhering to the current guidelines of the Commonwealth of MA, the CDC, the Archdiocese of Boston, and the wishes of the family, the services and burial on June 10 were private. A go-fund-me page was set up to assist the family in bringing Shane home from Illinois and to help defray the funeral expenses. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for all of the generous donations made by family and friends.

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