Patrolman Shawn Lee

December 11th, 2011

Lee, Patrolman Shawn W., age 39, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 10, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Shawn was the beloved husband of Lisa (Martino) Lee, devoted father of Michael and Patrick Lee, cherished son of Donald and Maryann (Rooney) Lee all of Wilmington, dear brother of Stacie Paradis and her husband Stephen, loving uncle of Heather Paradis all of Tewksbury, special nephew of Mickey Rooney and his late wife Dorsey, Joanne and Barry Sanborn, Dennis and Yvette Rooney, the late Billy Rooney, the late James Rooney and his wife Bev, the late Suzanne and Arthur McNeil, godson of George White. Shawn is also survived by many cousins, friends and fellow officers. Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, December 14th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours Tuesday, December 13th from 3-9 p.m. Memorial donations in Shawn’s name may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P. O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Shawn was a United States Air Force Veteran during Desert Storm and a Police Officer for Wilmington Police Department.


33 Entries in Guest Book for “Patrolman Shawn Lee”

  1. Kyoshi & Shidoshi says:

    Dear Lisa and Family,
    On behalf of our entire Team and students at the Academy of Traditional Karate- we are so very saddened to hear of Shawn’s passing. May he Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  2. sharon dalio /michael haas says:

    Dear Lisa and Family,
    we are so sorry for your loss the good guys arent supposed to go so soon and everyone that had the opportunity to know shawn im sure feels the same way.Rest in peace shawn god must have needed a good angel we will miss you .

  3. Bill and Carolyn Gable says:

    Dear Lee Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and the loss of a fine officer in Wilmington. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Dan & Kate Leduc says:

    Dear Lee Family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

  5. Marissa Volpe says:

    To Shawn’s family and close friends, I’m very sorry for your loss. Shawn was a great guy! My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  6. ree Keogan says:

    Shawn you were always a special part of our Family; thank you so much for being such a good Friend to Patrick; you will be sorely missed and hope you are at peace love Mrs K

  7. Mrs. Murphy says:

    To the Lee Family,
    I am so sorry about Shawn. He was a great dad! I will be there for the boys no matter what they need. May Shawn rest in peace.
    Love, Mrs. Murphy

  8. Cathy Driscoll says:

    To Shawn’s family and WPD, so sorry for your loss, Shawn was a terrific person and will be greatly missed.

  9. Pam Lucchesi says:

    I have known the Lee family now for about 17yrs. I have never seen a more caring, loving family as them. Shawn was such a loving husband, father, brother and son. He touched so many peoples hearts. I can only hope his close family now has some peace…all my love to all of you…

  10. Tom and Nancy Nichols says:

    Dear Lee Family and WPD

    Sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, son and friend. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  11. David Alpers & Family says:

    To Lisa and Family. we are deeply saddened with the passing of Shawn. Shawn is a great man. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina send their deepest regards to you and your family.

  12. Melody Aquaro says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother. Please take comfort in knowing that he is without pain and suffering now. I am sure he will be watching over you and the rest of your family and he will continue to do what he does best-protect those he loves..

  13. Mike & Doreen Champoux says:

    To all who loved Shawn, we offer our heartfelt sympathies and prayers. As Grand Knight of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus last year while Shawn joined, I had the great pleasure of getting to know him and call him a friend. I know I share the sentiment of the entire membership of his brother Knights of Columbus in offering our thoughts and prayers to you and Shawn at this most difficult time. Vivat Jesus Shawn!
    Mike Champoux

  14. Ryan Ruley says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Shawn’s family and friends. Shawn was my Platoon leader at the Reading Police Academy. He helped in ways he and I will only know. With out him I would most likely not have made it. He kept me afloat until I could swim on my own. A true gentlemen and a great Police officer. You will me missed my friend. RIP

  15. Kristin Lamond Costa says:

    My deepest sympathy to Shawn’s family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters at the WPD during this very difficult time. Shawn and I started our police careers together at the academy and I remember his firm but fair ways as he guided our class through those five months. May you rest in peace Shawn.

  16. Dave Tinglof says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lee family at this difficult time. I was also in the academy with Shawn. Great memories from what seemed like long ago. God bless. RIP Officer Shawn Lee.

  17. susan says:

    So sorry about the loss of shawn, he will be greatly missed by family and friends, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..

  18. Bev O'Connell-Rooney says:

    Shawn – you will be missed so much by so many.

    The tide recedes but leaves behind
    bright seashells on the sand.
    The sun goes down, but gentle
    warmth still lingers on the land.
    The music stops, and yet it echoes
    … on in sweet refrains…..
    For every moment that we had you here,
    something beautiful remains.

  19. Dynan family says:

    Dear Lisa, Michael, Patrick and the Lee Family,
    Our hearts are aching for you. We are so sorry for this sad and difficult time. The boys have been praying for Shawn every night and made sure to say some extra special prayers for Michael and Patrick tonight. They are very sad for their good friends. Know that we are thinking of all of you and praying for your comfort and peace in time.

  20. Michelle Lloyd- Halloran says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire Lee family. We went to the police academy together, and worked in neighboring towns. He was a kind person, and a respected officer. Rest in peace Shawn.

  21. Rick DiCostantino says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire Lee family.My wife and I knew Shawn as a tiny tot. It was a joy to watch him grow-up,join the military,become a police officer , a husand and a father.We need more like Shawn. A Gentle steady and strong guy,with a great smile.He will be greatly missed.

  22. Jomarie O'Mahony says:

    On behalf of the Women of Wilmington, we are so sorry for your loss of both a wonderful man and officer. Our sincerest condolesences go to Shawn’s family, friends and fellow officers during their time of mourning.

  23. Stacie Murphy says:

    The Badge you wore are now your wings, fly high Shawn and watch over Lisa and the boys which I know you will.
    ~ My thoughts and prayers go out to Shawn’s entire family, including his Wilmington Police & Fire Department family. Shawn was a true gentleman who will will be missed by so many. It was a pleasure to grow up in Wilmington with you Shawn, rest in peace my friend.

  24. John Voto says:

    Shawn, you will be missed by all your sisters and brothers in Tewksbury. Rest in peace my friend.

  25. Lauri McNally says:

    Lee Family,

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Shawn. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. RIP Shawn….

  26. Mom and Tom Johnston says:

    Lisa, Michael and Patrick

    There are no words to express our sorrow…Shawn is with Dad now and I am sure both are watching over you and the children.

    Love, Mom and Tom

  27. Charleen La Rivee Osborne says:

    To the Lee Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Shawn. He was a great guy and we were all lucky to have been blessed to know him. Rest in peace Shawn.

  28. Dave Clark says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lee family and the WPD. Shawn and I were in the same academy class. May you rest in peace Shawn.

  29. Maureen & Desi Catena says:

    Maryann & family,

    So very sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing — He was a great kid growing up in our neighborhood and a great young man and Police officer. Our very deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Shawn.

  30. Jeff and Diane Oxman says:

    To the Lee Family,
    Diane and I were so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. I find it easy to picture Shawn and Brian playing on Jere Road, and remember as well seeing how sharp he looked in uniform, making you very proud. Our hearts are with you.

  31. Mike Alonardo says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. Shawn was a good guy and will always be remembered that way.

  32. Steve Scroggs says:

    True friends are hard to find, but Shawn was definitely one. It is unfortunate that we did not get to spend more time together on this Earth, but the time spent will always be remembered. Shawn was a true American dedicating his life to his country and the betterment of the American people. My condolences go out to his family as he will definitely be missed.

  33. Shan L Clary and Family says:

    May the Lord set a place for Shawn Lee , I am very sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. Shawn was a Flight member when I worked at Westover from 1988 until 1998. He was a true friend and helped my family when we needed it.
    The world will be darker without him. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Lee family.

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