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Shane "SMT" Turner

June 14, 1978 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 43)


The Heart of a Lion

After a lifelong illness, Shane Michael Turner, 43, of Prospect, passed away peacefully in his home on July 14, 2021, with his family by his side.

Shane was born in Waterbury, on June 14, 1978, the son of Thomas and Deborah Turner.

Shane is survived by his parents Thomas and Deborah Turner of Prospect, his brother, Tonchy Turner and wife Nina of Naugatuck, and his favorite niece and partner in crime, Alisa. He is also survived by his two loving godsons, David Berdan IV and Tristian Berdan, as well as numerous members of his extended family in both Maine and Connecticut.

His fun-loving spirit and loyal personality left Shane with many friends that were his catalyst to fun, trouble, chaos and all-around happiness. Those closest to him were David Berdan III, Artie Hanks, Jay Mylan, Jim Lister, and Lorrie Wedmore Galek.

By only three months, he was predeceased by his best friend, sidekick and loyal companion, Syco, his pitbull.

Shane wore many hats; he worked as a union laborer, played an avid role in his father’s automotive business, and worked construction and home rehabs with his brother. He loved to travel, go on foreign adventures, and experience a variety of new places and things. From snorkeling in Mexico, beach adventures in Hawaii, back to the horse tracks in Maine, and attended numerous Wrestlemania events.

Shane’s life may have been cut short, but he touched many lives and lived life to the fullest.

A sincere thank you to Dr. Tiyyagura and his truly wonderful staff, especially Sue and Irene, for all the years of care and comfort given to Shane. The family would also like to extend their utmost gratitude to Tamara from HOPE and to the hospice nurses, especially Alicia, who not only helped Shane, but the entire family through this difficult time.

Per Shane’s wishes all services are private and at the discretion of the family. Prospect Memorial Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.

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