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“Words cannot express.. I am so sorry .. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Tumminelli - Chester, NH

“Dear Sheppard Family,My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I was so sad to hear about Darren. We remember him from Nipper Maher Park. All the...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Annmarie Huff - Waltham, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss karine and DJ ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Maureen Turmel - Waltham, MA

“I am So sorry for you loss karine and DJ I remember babysitting Darren he was such a good kid rip Darren ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Maureen Turmel - Waltham, MA

Darren and Matthew fishing and baseball, friends together. “I would go fishing with Darren, my son Matthew and Darren's father in the Charles river. Those memories with last a lifetime, and warm my heart...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Fraser - Waltham, MA

“Dear Sheppard Family,I am so sorry for your loss. Darren and I were good friends throughout our childhood, which included elementary and middle...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Domenic DiMatteo - Waltham, MA

“I am at a loss for words. Darren was the kindest soul. He always had a beeming energy and friendliness to him. I clearly remember when he would come...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Matthew DiMatteo - Waltham, MA

“I met Darren when he was 6 months old. I was visiting his Aunt Marcia and my son Chris, who were babysitting for him, and he was in the playpen...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen McMillan - Beverly, MA

“Darren was a dear friend of mine. I remember two weeks ago singing karioke with him at my moms work francos in Waltham. My mom would always say where...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Amanda Carley - Marlborough, MA

“Karine,We are so sorry for your loss.The Sherman Family(Mike, Margaret, Alex & Viv) ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Sherman - Watertown, MA

“Karine & DJ,Our hearts are broken for you all. We will never forget our days at Nipper with your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jennie Scafidi - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to you Karine and D.J. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Deana Sheppard - North Dighton, MA

“Rest easy sweet boy and watch over your mom and DJ. Give them strength to get through this. And please know even though you didn't know me very well,...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Serena Cormier - Belmont, NH

“I can't believe you are not on this earth with us anymore. As hard as this is I will cherish all the great memories from when you were first born...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Laura Rego - Berlin, MA - Family


Darren M. Sheppard, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 20.

Darren was born in Waltham on December 27, 1997, the son of Karine F. (Utley) Sheppard and the late Donald G. Sheppard. He was a lifelong Waltham resident and had most recently been working at Skipton Kennel and Pet Center in Waltham.

Growing up Darren was a selfless and kind-hearted soul with the most positive energy. He enjoyed fishing, karaoke and loved animals of all kinds. His sense of humor and laughter was infectious and he will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

Besides his mother, Karine, he is survived by his brother and best friend, D.J. Sheppard, of Waltham; his grandparents, Timothy and Joan Utley, Paul Sheppard and the late Corrine Sheppard. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Darren's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, January 28th from 3 to 6 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Those wishing to help the family during this difficult time are directed to https://www.gofundme.com/51ooszk?pc=em_db_co2876_v1&rcid=ecd7675cdfeb4734833ad8e6a366ef13