Bryan W. Shepherd
87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20th surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor L. (Main) Shepherd for sixty-four beautiful years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Henry “Harry” Shepherd and Hilda (Wild) Shepherd.
Bryan and his wife established Pine Acres Kennel at their home in Seekonk through which they bred and showed Irish Setters during the 1960’s and 70’s. Bryan was especially proud of his favorite show dog, “Red”, Celou’s Irish Prince McCrory, who won numerous AKC awards including Best in Show in New York.
Professionally, Bryan worked throughout his life in the paint manufacturing industry. He was a founding partner and President of New England Paint, Manufacturing, Company in Central Falls, Rhode Island, a business he enjoyed for nearly thirty years. He continued to serve longtime, local customers until he retired at the end of 2022.
One of Bryan’s biggest passions was his love for the outdoors. He spent extensive time at the family home on Moosehead Lake in Maine where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and jet skiing throughout his life.
Most importantly, Bryan thoroughly enjoyed his close relationships with family and friends. He was known for his sense of humor, fond nicknames, and quirky sayings.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two loving daughters, Susan Libutti and her husband Raymond, of Warwick and Staci Quarry and her husband, Ernest, of Smithfield; two siblings, Gail Walsh of Centerville, MA and John “Wesley” Shepherd of Pawtucket and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Henry “Roy” Shepherd, Marsha Poole and Arnold “Lee” Shepherd.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, beginning with VISITATION at 4:00 p.m., concluding with SERVICES at 7:00 p.m. in WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Interment in Seekonk Cemetery, Newman Avenue will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, Rhode Island 02906 of online at https://www.alz.org/ri Online condolences at www.TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com