Richard Shadan

Richard Shadan
Beloved husband and father, of Pelham, 55

PELHAM, NH -- Richard Shadan, 55, a resident of Pelham, New Hampshire, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 25th surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Suzanne F. (Fields) Shadan.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 10, 1958, the son of the late Philip T. and the late Evelyn (Mansur) Shadan, he attended St. Margaret Grammar School and was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical High School in the Class of 1976.

Richard was a master craftsman and carpenter owning his own business, Shadan Construction, for 33 years. He was well known for his exceptional workmanship. As a past time, Richard restored Pontiac GTO cars. His most prized restoration was a 1964 GTO. He was an avid fly fisherman and always had a story about the "one that got away". He was also a devoted Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Richard was a devoted husband and father, a beloved brother, uncle and friend. He had a huge heart and cared deeply for his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Nicole and his son Ryan. He is also survived by his sister Ingrid Chrisco and husband Franklin, brother Charles and wife Joyce, sister Martha Shadan and husband Gerald Cushing, brother Philip Shadan, sister Lisa Valcourt and husband Brian, his mother-in-law Rita Willette and husband Joseph, sister-in-law Denise Lorenzo, brother-in-law Michael Fields and wife Ruth, sister-in-law Annette Pannell, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition, he leaves a large group of friends who recognized that Richard was the best friend one could have. Richard died much too young for someone who lived so fully. He will remain in our hearts as we carry his spirit with us.

SHADAN -- In Nashua, August 25, 2013, at Southern New Hampshire Medical, Richard Shadan, 55, of Pelham, husband of Suzanne F. (Fields) Shadan. Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 11 NASHUA ROAD in PELHAM, NH from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Friday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Pelham at 11 o'clock. Burial will follow in Gibson Cemetery in Pelham. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (603) 635-3333.

Funeral Home

Pelham Funeral Home
11 Nashua Road Pelham, NH 03076
(603) 635-3333

Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 28, 2013