Jacob D. Shane, 30, of Milford passed away peacefully at home on Thurs. October 5, 2017 with his family by his side.
Jake was born December 19, 1986 in Milford the son of Deborah Shane of Milford and David Shane and his wife Ann of Northbridge. He was a graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School, class of 2005 and entered the U. S. Marines after graduating.
Jake wore many hats over his short life but the two closest to his heart were being a United States Marine Reservist and being part of the brotherhood of the Hopedale Call Fire Department. While in the Reserves, he was activated in 2009 and served one tour in Iraq. He loved being a Marine but his true calling and love was being a firefighter. He served as a call fire-fighter on the Mendon Fire Department before joining the Hopedale Fire Department, where he retired as a Call Lieutenant after being diagnosed with brain cancer in early 2015.
Throughout his ordeal Jacob was stoic and strong, never complaining or giving in. Jacob called the shots from day one, always running the show. We will miss his sense of humor, his brilliant wit and sarcasm and most of all, Jacob being Jacob.
In addition to his parents, Jake is survived by his grandparents, Ruth M. Shane of Franklin and Janet Turgeon of Bellingham; uncles, Michael Turgeon and his wife Paula of GA, David Turgeon and his wife Deborah-Ann of GA and Lawrence K. Shane of CO; aunts, Leslie R. Shane and her husband Vance Hassell of Bellingham, Lynne M. Abelson and her husband Arthur of Kennebunk, ME and Linda Ewing and her husband Charles of Uxbridge; and many cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Lawrence Shane and Donald Turgeon, Sr., his uncle Donald Turgeon, Jr. and a cousin Brian Phillips.
Jake also leaves his best friend and fellow firefighter, Paul Moffi, Jr. of Hopedale as well as the rest of his amazing group of friends including, Matt Dubois, Lori Loftus, Matt and Britney Lambirth, Angelica Bart, Gina Travaglini and Jason Morin.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 3-7 PM in the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford.
Funeral services with Full Military Honors will be held Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 10 AM in the funeral home.
Burial will be private and held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hopedale Call Firefighters Association, 40 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, MA 01747. www.bumafuneralhome.com