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“Uncle Bert, you are so loved and will be greatly missed. The world truly lost a great man and a beautiful soul. Rest in the sweetest peace ❤...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Melissa Amato - Wilmington, MA

“I am deeply saddened to hear that your father past. Give my sympathies to your mom from my mother. You are in my thoughts. He was a wonderful man,...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Lamb - South grafton, MA

“I work at Bert's doctor's office, and he always made me smile when he came in. he was a great person, and he will be missed very much. Rest in Peace,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dawn M - MA - Friend

“Susan:So sorry to hear about your dad.I had great memories and laughs working with him on and off the job.He will be missed.Mike and Kathy Curran ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Curran - Wakefield, MA

“With deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all on the loss of your beloved husband dad and grandma dad ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bob & Cheri Iantosca - Woburn, MA

“Rest In Peace cousin. So many I've never met, but wish I had. My condolences to your family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Sheppard Goodson - ME

“Lorraine and family; My thoughts and prayer's are with you all. Bert will be surely missed. Norm D. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Norm Dingle - Woburn, MA

“My condolences to my Sheppard family on the loss of Uncle Bert. He was loved by many and his loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Liz Sheppard-Meere - Salem, MA

“Dearest Lorrraine, Sue, Karen and Janie,How sad we are that Bert has passed on to heaven, but how happy we are that you got one of the very best!!!...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Judy and Scott Donahue


Bertram W. Sheppard, age 85, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died Monday, September 10 at the Winchester Hospital.

Born in Chelsea on May 20, 1933 he was the son of the late Stephen and Mertice (Nelson) Sheppard.

Mr. Sheppard was a Wakefield native and a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was a former member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks and the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He had been retired from the Wakefield Light Department. Mr. Sheppard was a survivor of Polio, having spent most of his childhood in Children's Hospital and enduring more than 18 surgeries, he willed himself to remain strong. This same desire for strength was something he would instill in his children, always determined to do things on his own, proving over and over that you can conquer any obstacle. A life well lived, Mr. Sheppard enjoyed traveling to many locations, especially trips to Pennsylvania, Wells Beach, ME, and Germany. He also had a passion for the harmonica and practical jokes, but above all, was a family man.

He was the devoted and beloved husband of Lorraine R. (McWhinnie) Sheppard, with whom he had shared more than 66 years of marriage. He was the loving father of Susan Bellavia and her husband Joe of The Villages, FL, Karen Sweetland and her husband Brian of North Reading, Janice Keefe and her late husband Robert of Wakefield, and the late Michael "Mickey" Sheppard. He was the grandfather to Scott Sheppard, his eldest grandson, as well as many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was the father-in-law of Judy Sheppard of Maine. He was the brother of Charles Sheppard of FL. He was predeceased by 16 siblings.

His Funeral Service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday at 11AM. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 3-7 PM.