Shane Alexander Matonis


Shane Alexander Matonis, on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2018, Shane Alexander Matonis took his final ride with his wife, family, and puppies by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 45 years old.

Shane was born in Seekonk, Massachusetts on June 27, 1972 the son of the late Alexander John Matonis and Linda Lee Martineau Perron. Raised in Seekonk, he attended local schools and was a 1990 graduate of Seekonk High School. After receiving his education, he began his distinguished career as a Commercial Truck Driver, beginning with the family business, Matonis Trucking Company, and later continuing with Sysco Food Services, Centrex Distribution Services, and retiring from Little Rhody Farms. After a three-year courtship, he was married to the love of his life, Sandra J. Enos-Berry Matonis, overlooking Greenwich Bay at Chelos on the Waterfront on September 4, 2004.

Together, Shane and Sandy embarked on new adventures, including seasonal camping both at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA and later Whispering Pines in Hope Valley, RI. As Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, they spent many days together riding the area country roads. A man of quiet strength who thoroughly enjoyed life, Shane cherished his time with his family, friends, puppies, and particularly antics with his brother-in-law Dave. Even though Shane was not able to finish is “bucket list”, he was certainly able to put a heck of a dent in it.

In addition to his wife of 13 years, Shane is survived by his grandmother, Pauline Sylvia; aunts Connie Bazarsky and Louise Roux; his siblings, Tina Bouthillier and brother-in-law-Dave, Sharro Perron Laurent and brother-in-law, Warren, Susan Tracy and brother-in-law Kris, Matthew Holmes and sister-in-law Michelle; numerous nieces and nephews; a grandniece, and his beloved puppies, Echo and Lucy.

Shanes’ family will greet relatives and friends to celebrate his life at the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island, on Thursday February 22nd, 2018 from 5-7p.m.

In keeping with Shane’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Fain Health Center, 164 Summit Avenue, Fain Building, Providence RI 02906 or Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02904 (


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