Sherman Edward Fein (Shep) died peacefully on October 29, 2022. He was 94. Shep is survived by his wife of 67 years, Myra Becker Fein, and the beloved family they created together: daughters Dina Fein and her husband Danny Workman, Sara Levite and her husband Shai Levite; grandchildren Rachael Workman (Raz Gal), Willy Workman (Mary Anna Workman),Tehilah Reider (Rob Reider), Na’amah Jarnot (Jeoff Jarnot), Zohar Azoulay, Ben Levite (Lianna Donovan), and Jake Levite (Madi Levite); great grandchildren Rafa and Rio Gal, Cash Workman, Dallas Reider, Livi and Ezra Jarnot, Mia Levite, and Ayla Levite; and nephews Steve Perelman (Abby Perelman) and Jim Perelman (Sheri Perelman). Shep was predeceased by his middle daughter Julie Fein Azoulay, his first great grandchild Lila Reider, and his sister Phyllis Fein Perelman.
Born on June 17, 1928 and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, Shep earned a B.A. at Bowdoin College, and his law degree at Boston University. Licensed in the States of Massachusetts and Maine and admitted to the United States Supreme Court, Shep practiced law for close to 70 years and was a founding partner in the law firm most recently known as Fein, Emond and Applebaum, P.C. A life-long learner and always in search of new tools with which to assist others, Shep also earned a Master’s in Psychology from Springfield College, a Doctorate in Education from U.Mass, a Ph.D in Psychology from Kensington University, and a Doctor of Medical Science degree from Ross University.
Shep he joined the Merchant Marines at age 16, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He joined the Air Force Auxillary (Civil Air Patrol), and retired after fifty years of service with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He developed a distinguished diplomatic career, serving as Costa Rica’s Honorary Consul in Massachusetts from 1963 to 1999, and as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Nicaragua from 1999 until his death.
Shep was a summer resident on Nantucket for 65 years. Shep and Myra were founding members of Shirat HaYam, the first organized Jewish congregation on Nantucket. As his final resting place, Shep has chosen the Nantucket Jewish Cemetery on Nantucket, wHERE he will be buried next to his daughter Julie on November 6, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Please click here for a full version of Shep’s obituary.
May his memory be for a blessing.