Rock Funeral Home


Shane Douglas Taber

May 24, 1969October 8, 2020

Shane D. Taber, age 51 of New Bedford, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

Born in New Bedford, the son of Kenneth and Diane (Marchessault) Taber, he was a lifelong area resident and was a 1987 graduate of Bishop Stang High School. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice.

Shane was an Automobile Salesman for several dealerships throughout the area for over 20 years. Prior to that, he worked as a Corrections Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in Bridgewater. He enjoyed football and was an avid San Diego/ Los Angeles Chargers Fan.

In addition to his parents of New Bedford, Shane is also survived by his sister Kelly Chasse of Acushnet, Patrick Chasse of Acushnet; his niece Alaina Chasse; his nephew Nathan Chasse and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends.

Private services are in the care of the Rock Funeral Home in New Bedford and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date once restrictions have lifted on large social gatherings. Shane’s family is grateful for the many relatives and friends wishing to make in-person expressions of kindness and support, however because of the pandemic all are urged to express their sympathy online through this website. Thank you!

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Shane's memory by making a donation to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue (


  • A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date


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Elaine Amaral

October 23, 2020

My dear Shane. You are now at rest. We all gathered to morn and remember all the memories you have given to us and those that will be instilled in our hearts forever. Be at peace and know that you will always be in my thoughts and my heart. Love you godson, Aunty Elaine 💕

Scott Deslauriers

October 19, 2020

Rest easy my friend, my condolences to Shane's family. I was saddened to learn of his passing and I was lucky enough to call him a friend. Whenever I see a Chargers highlight or game Shane always comes to mind and always will. One last time for you buddy...…Go Bolts! Gone way to soon.

Michael and Laura Farmer

October 19, 2020

Dear Diane, Kenny and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Shane's passing. We can't imagine the difficulties and pain of such a loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and that the memories of the joy he brought to your lives sustains you now and for the days to come. Your friends, Laura and Mike Farmer.

Jan Moniz

October 18, 2020

Kenny,Diane, Kelly.. I am shocked & sadden of this terrible news, my heart goes out to you & family. Will always remember that fun guy always having fun & walking in door with smile & teasing Melissa. May GOD watch over you & give you strength each day ....keep the memories in ur heart always.
Love Jan & Melissa

Eric Quann

October 18, 2020

Shane, I'm so sorry your journey on this side has ended much to soon, you will forever be in my heart.
I'm finding myself stuck in a flood of memories an endless loop of happiness and sorrow at the same time, still in complete shock really. Our friendship was one that would last a lifetime, you will be missed deeply.
Love. Eric

Claire England

October 18, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Claire England

Sue White

October 17, 2020

I will always remember the man that would secretly pay for a couple’s meal that was celebrating their anniversary and the man that would slide an extra $100 bill or two into the jar at benefits for families in need. A kind soul with witty humor and a smile that was contagious. Rest easy my friend... all my love to his family. He will be missed.

Michele O’Leary

October 15, 2020

Dear Diane, Kenny, Kelly, and families, I am so sorry to read of Shane’s passing. I remember him as a young man ( about 11 — 13 ) when Diane would have a group of us from RJHS over. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. You have my deepest condolences and prayers. Mickey

Kyle Costa

October 15, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Shane's family.

My memories of him are all fond and filled with laughs.

Harold W Crapo

October 15, 2020

Sorry two hear of the loss of Shane . My prayers are with you and your Family. Harold.


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