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Shawn Allen Lariccia 1980-2022

Shawn Allen Lariccia, 42 of Stratford, CT, was called to Heaven suddenly and reunited with his beloved father, Matthew, after an unexpected medical condition on August 16, 2022.

Shawn was born in Bridgeport on April 1, 1980, to his parents Matthew and Nancy Lariccia. He grew up in Stratford and attended Stratford High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He also had a new passion for running. Shawn’s Christian faith was strong, his love for God was unbreakable.


He is predeceased by his father Matthew E. Lariccia Sr., maternal grandparents, Andrew and Irene Leso, paternal grandparents, Vinny and Etta Lariccia, Vinny Lariccia (Uncle), Antoinette Lariccia (Aunt), Terri Lariccia (Sister-in-law), Billy Waugh (Uncle) and Etta Delgado (Cousin).


He is survived by his mother, Nancy (Lariccia) Hart and step-father William Hart, his brothers, Matthew Lariccia Jr of Beacon Falls, Chris Lariccia and his wife Lindsay of Torrington and Brian Lariccia and his wife Marie of Naugatuck; Nieces and nephews, Matthew Lariccia III, Abby Lariccia, Zachary Lariccia, Jocelyn Lariccia, Liam Lariccia, Carolyn Grant and Tony Solsbury; Step-brothers, William Hart Jr and David Hart and step-sister, Kristen Hart; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

May his memory be eternal.


Friends and Family are invited to a Celebration of Life memorial service that will be held at Walnut Hill Community Church, 27 9th Street, Derby Ct (Corner Smith & 9th), on Friday August 26th at 4pm.


In Lieu of flowers please donate to Shawn's Memorial fund https://gofund.me/613faebc


Footprints In The Sand


One night I dreamed a dream.

As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,

One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,

especially at the very lowest and saddest times,

there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.

“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,

You’d walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,

there was only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you

Never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried you.”



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