Shawn William Kichton, a lifelong resident of Burlington and member of Local 151 passed away suddenly on Thursday night, June 13, 2019. He just turned 25 on May 2nd. When he was young, he was very active in Burlington youth sports including hockey, baseball, and pop warner. He was a graduate of Burlington High School Class of 2012 and Porter and Chester Trade School. Shawn was a person who needed to keep active. He worked for James Martin Landscaping during his high school years. Shawn worked as an independent contractor in the construction field for several years. Two years ago, he was fortunate to get into the Laborers Union, Local 151 where he worked on a wide variety of construction projects. He was currently working as a union member at Brand Safway.
Shawn had a heart of gold. He loved his family, holidays, and any type of family event. He loved “Lake Days” with his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins at Wadleigh State Park. He had the best days of his life there waterskiing, knee boarding, and going tubing off the back of his Papa’s boat. He was always pushing himself to the limit. He was a diehard fisherman. His room was filled with all sorts of fishing rods and could spend endless hours on his bass boat fishing at Nutting’s Lake. Shawn loved the ocean; he would jump at any chance to spend a day out on the ocean with his Uncle Robert. He loved to sit by the fire with family at the endless amount of summer cookouts at his Uncle Steven’s house. When things were good, Shawn was a bright and shining star who was entertaining, fun, and caring. He knew he wasn’t perfect and has had his struggles over the years. Shawn, with his family’s support, tried his best to fend off his disease and live the life he deserved. His passing leaves his family with broken hearts for they loved him unconditionally and never gave up in believing and caring for him with their entire being.
Shawn was the cherished son of Suzan (Walsh) and Mark Kichton of Burlington. He was the loving brother of Brian Kichton of Burlington. He was the grandson of Barbara & Robert Walsh of Burlington, Ruth Kichton of Woburn and the late William Kichton. He was the nephew of Michael Walsh of Burlington, Steven & Deborah Walsh of Burlington, Debbie & Alan Kirkwood of Westford, Bob & Kerry Walsh of Woburn, Donna & Louie Gentile of Nashua, NH, and Wayne & Karen Kichton of Wilmington. Shawn was also survived by many cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be private. Memorials in Shawn’s name may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central St., Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760 or www.kidney.org.