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Jeffrey P. Sherman, 65, of Bristol passed away Friday, October 27, 2023 at Bristol Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jeff was born in Bristol, CT on June 13, 1958; the youngest son to the lates Kenneth and Marlene (Fiorillo) Sherman. He lived in the Bristol community nearly his entire life, attending Bristol schools, and graduating from Bristol Central High. A born leader, Jeff went on to own a painting company and ran a very successful business as a painting contractor who was exceptionally meticulous and skilled in his trade. Known for his quick wit and down to earth personality, Jeff had a way of making everyone laugh and making every person he met feel better by just being present. A natural teddy bear and sometimes a big baby, Jeff had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to anyone that needed it. Although stubborn at times and tough as nails, Jeff was a good man who persevered through all life's obstacles even through the very end. He fought hard against all life had thrown his way with willpower like no other. He fought for others in the same manner. Simply put, Jeff was a selfless, extraordinary, humble man who believed in equality, women's and animal rights, and in “you reap what you sow!”
Jeff was huge on family and was very protective of his loved ones. It would be remiss not to also mention the love Jeff had for his dogs through the years. He definitely created special bonds with his furry companions, who were his children. As a lover of music, Jeff enjoyed attending concerts, jamming out, and dancing; favorites of his were definitely Tower of Power and the Allman Brothers. Jeff was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and spent years on his Harley. He went all over with his bikes; Daytona, Laconia, and Sturgis to name a few, and he never forgot a face. He held tight to the memories he made with others and often reminded those nearest to him about his favorite times with them. Our loving father, brother, uncle, and friend, Jeff, will be missed tremendously by those who had the honor of knowing and loving him with unforgettable memories to forever cherish.
Jeff is survived by his beloved daughter, Erika Scarrozzo Sherman, his eldest brother and a true mentor, Daniel Sherman and wife, Judy who Jeff always called "the Queen,” and his one and only "little sister," Laurie Sherman, with whom he shared an unbreakable bond. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews who truly adored him; Danny Paul Sherman and wife Marnie, Christine Martin and husband Brian, Michael Cormier and wife Sabrina, Jade Paradis and Michael Latina, as well as their families with ten total great nieces and nephews. Jeff leaves behind two very special aunts, Dolores "Auntie Do" Calway and Mildred "Auntie Millie" Romano and their families of extended cousins who were so close growing up in a big predominately Italian family. Jeff had many friends he cared so deeply for; those who he was especially close to are Scott Calloway, Robert Izzo, and Carol Capirchio.
In addition to his parents, Jeff was predeceased by his Grandmother, Rose (Cercone) Fiorillo and his brother, David Sherman.
In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Jeff and his selfless demeanor, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or to your local animal shelter.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, November 3, 2023 from 4 to 6 PM at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St., Plainville. Words of Remembrance will be shared at 6 PM. Burial will be held privately by the family. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com.