Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Frederick Neil Sheppard

February 25, 1929June 12, 2020

Frederick N. Sheppard, 91, of West Dennis, MA, beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 12, 2020 after an extended illness. He was predeceased by Virginia, his wife of 57 years.

Born and raised in Worcester, MA, Fred was a graduate of Clark University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Officer Candidate School, Fred served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A businessman and educator, Fred’s career included executive positions at GE, RCA and Northern Telecom. He also served as the Dean of the Business School at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA.

He is survived by his sons Frederick N. Sheppard, Jr. (Katherine) of Bedford, NY and Mark R. Sheppard (Paulette) of Leominster, MA; daughters Susan E. Sheppard of Medfield, MA and Jane A. Sheppard of Bolton, MA; a granddaughter, Emily E. Sheppard, of Medfield, MA; and many extended family members and friends.

Fred loved his vegetable garden, his workshop and his boat. He lived his life with boundless energy, independent spirit, resourceful ingenuity and a strong commitment to family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Doane, Beal & Ames, 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA.

Donations in his name may be made to VNA of Cape Cod – Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA 02660.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Frederick Neil Sheppard

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