Shayne Desroches Memorial Fund

$35,790 of $25k goal

Raised by 483 people in 35 months
A Page for Shayne. He will always be remembered in our hearts.

This page has been set up for Shayne's family to cover funeral expenses. Additional money will be donated to "The Sky's the Limit", a project to utilize unused courtyard space at Hopkinton Middle School for learning and recreation. The obituary for Shayne is below:

HOPKINTON/HOLDEN - Shayne M. Desroches, age 13, of Hopkinton and formerly of Holden, died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Hopkinton.

Born in Worcester on March 5, 2000, Shayne was raised in Holden before moving to Hopkinton in 2010. He attended Davis Hill Elementary School in Holden and was currently enrolled in the eighth grade at Hopkinton Middle School. Shayne enjoyed sports and played in the recreational soccer program in Holden. Since moving to Hopkinton, he played recreational soccer and lacrosse and was presently trying out for basketball. He loved to create his own music and was a fan of Dubstep, a genre of electronic dance music. Shayne was kind and engaging and loved to make everyone laugh. He embraced his new community of friends but always found time for his younger family at home. We will cherish the time spent with Shayne, miss the love he shared with us, and find comfort in knowing that he is in the hands of God.

He leaves behind his devoted and caring mother, Amanda Desroches and Shawn, John and Joseph Kelly with whom he also lived with; maternal grandparents, David and Cindy (Harris) Desroches of Holden; paternal grandparents, Kelly (Maher) and Paul Michalczyk of Paxton; a maternal great grandfather, Donald Harris of Worcester; a maternal great grandmother, Marcia Desroches of Holden, a brother, Christian Asquith of Webster; aunts and uncles including, David Desroches, Jr. of Worcester, Shawn Desroches of Leicester, and Jaclyn McGreevy and her husband Ryan of Holden; along with many great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit with Shayne's family from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 23, at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. A funeral service honoring and celebrating Shayne's life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, in Faith Community Church of Hopkinton, 146 E. Main Street, Hopkinton. A private graveside service will be held at Grove Cemetery in Holden at the convenience of the family. At Amanda's request, memorial contributions may be made to "The Sky's the Limit", a project to utilize unused courtyard space at Hopkinton Middle School for learning and recreation. Checks may be payable to Hopkinton Middle School, 88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.

For those who don't know me, my name is Alisa Wade. I am a friend of Amanda, Shawn, and Shayne. I wanted to set up this site for the people of Hopkinton and others who have been touched by Shayne and want to donate.
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Update 1
35 months ago
Thank you all for the amazing generosity and support. I would like to share that 100% of the money raised will be going to the Hopkinton Middle School Courtyard Project. Shawn and I will continue to raise money for this project in memory of my son. Thank you for the kind words, prayers and memories that all have shared. Shayne will forever be in our hearts and we will never forget him. Thank you again to all. Amanda Desroches & Shawn Kelly
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Nancy Harris-Sturtevant
35 months ago

Shayne was my great nephew, my kids are his age. I just want you all to know that have donated so much ,it means more than words can say when you see and feel the love! God Bless you all!

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Joni Moore
35 months ago

Thank you - Alisa

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Amy Markovich
35 months ago

Thank you, Alisa, for setting this up for Shayne's family.

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Raised by 483 people in 35 months
Created September 21, 2013
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Joni Moore
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Quinn and the Moore family where crushed so I couldn't type anything. I think about you every day as does Quinn. Our love and support will never end.

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Nancy Harris-Sturtevant
35 months ago

Shayne was my great nephew, my kids are his age. I just want you all to know that have donated so much ,it means more than words can say when you see and feel the love! God Bless you all!

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Joni Moore
35 months ago

Thank you - Alisa

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Amy Markovich
35 months ago

Thank you, Alisa, for setting this up for Shayne's family.

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