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Shea Cohn

FALLS VILLAGE — With the deepest sorrow, we announce that Shea Cohn, age 16, our most beloved son, brother, grandson, family member and friend passed away on March 29, 2020.

Shea was born Oct. 16, 2003.

Those who knew him, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Shea will be missed every day by his parents, Doug and Denise Cohn; his sisters, Emma and Grace Cohn; his grandparents, Robert and Marie Hewins; as well as his loving Aunts, Uncles and many cousins, and his dog Sophie, along with his hundreds of close friends and the young woman he adored, Neve.

Shea was an avid sports fan and participant, an excellent student, aspiring musician whose nickname was the “Piano Man.” He loved the outdoors, hiking, fishing and traveling the country and abroad with his friends and family.

Shea was a student at Forman School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He had plans to attend University of Tampa in the fall of 2021.

His kindness can be seen through the overwhelming love we have received from all the lives he has touched. Someday, we’ll all be listening to his beautiful music again.

“‘Son, can you play me a memory,

I’m not really sure how it goes.

But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete

When I wore a younger man’s clothes’…

Sing us a song, you’re the Piano Man.

Sing us a song tonight.

Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody

And you’ve got us feelin’ alright.”

— “The Piano Man”  

By Billy Joel


In Shea’s honor, the Shea Cohn Memorial Fund is being established. If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to the Shea Cohn Memorial Fund and mail them to the Cohn Family, 25 Deer Road, Falls Village, CT 06031.

A Celebration of Shea’s Life will be held as soon as possible.  Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral in North Canaan.

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