Shawn Principe (June 16, 1982 - December 04, 2022)

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Shawn Principe
  • June 16, 1982
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  • December 04, 2022

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Shawn Michael Principe, 40, passed away on December 4, 2022 in Cape Coral , FL.  Shawn was born in Bay Shore, NY to the proud parents of Eugene Principe and Brenda Lagasse on June 16, 1982.  He went to school at Lely High School, Naples, FL, Class of 2000.  Shawn worked as a lead transporter at Lee Memorial Hospital for the past 16 years.

He was preceded n death by his maternal grandparents: Bernard & Camilla Johnson; his aunt, Chris Ann Phillips and his uncle, Keith M . Johnson.

Shawn is survived by his parents: Brenda Lagasse & her husband, Ron and Eugene Principe and his wife, Debbie; his two brothers: Andrew John Principe and Stephen Ryan Principe; his paternal grandparents: Vincent & Teresa Principe; his uncles: Vincent Principe, Edward Principe and his wife Linda; his aunts: Teresa Orlandini and her husband, Robert & Margaret Luneke and her husband, Joseph, along with numerous cousins.


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December 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

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  1. Brenda Lagasse says:
    24 Dec 2022
    Tomorrow...Christmas Day... marks 3 weeks since you have been gone. Everyone is still in shock as to why it was you God chose. It was way too soon and we all wanted you around a long time. Not freaking fair!!! We are still trying to stay in the Christmas spirit because we know you would have wanted us too.
    You are missing one of the coldest Christmases in years!!. Having dinner at Stephen and Tiffany's. We are bringing the food and Ron is cooking. Then we are going to play a few games. Should be fun!! Andrew and Jillian might stop by there.
    I am doing ok and trying to hold it together. I miss you so much. The great talks we used to have. You telling me your hopes and dreams (yes Shawn had hopes and dreams). You being my sounding board and all around just not only being my son but my best friend!!!! Chicky is doing good...missing you like crazy. Mark is taking good care of her then Andrew is going to take her to live with him. Ron misses you a lot. Your brother's are having a rough time...your Dad too. I know you are looking down and watching over us. We all love you and miss you like crazy
    P.S. Our Jets suck....but what else is new with them.
    We will still love and cheer for them

  2. Brenda Lagasse lit a candle:
    20 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 20, 2022 at 12:55:01 AM

  3. Cory Gugliuzza says:
    12 Dec 2022
    Shawn was probably one of the most easy going, kind hearted people I've ever met. I can't say that I've ever seen him angry in the 5 years I worked with him. Other than your average "Our co workers are morons" comment from time to time. Although I'd probably have to admit it was usally me calling him and saying it. Once I started at Lee him and I had an instant connection and bonded over our passion for football and movies. Our talks would get me through my work days, whenever I'd call the department and I'd
    hear his voice on the other line there was always a sense of "Cool, Shawn is here." He just a had a great presence about him that made you feel welcomed and comfortable. I'm gonna miss many things about Shawn, but more than anything probably the laughs we shared. Whether it be me getting him riled up by saying "Arnold is overrated." Or sending eachother random Nicholas Cage clips or the time he lost his play off game by "0.38 points!!!" As he would say over and over while I laid on the ground crying laughing. I think people take laughter for granted sometimes and whether he knew it or not our conversations helped me get through alot of my days. Shawn has made an impact on me and I know I will as I already have, think of him often. I love ya buddy, Rest easy. We'll see ya on the other side.

  4. Andrew says:
    12 Dec 2022
    Hey Big guy can’t believe it’s been over a week already since you have been gone. Not a second thru out the day I wish I was able to say goodbye. I am so glad I was able to have lunch with you Sunday prior to loosing one of the greatest brother and friends to many fortunate people who you chose to be in your life. I am amazed all the stuff I am finding out about you and your friendships with many woman who have nothing but great things to say about you makes me very proud to have been able to call you my brother for the past 38 years of my life. I wish we had more in common growing up and were a lot closer all these years, I will forever feel cheated for the many years I wasn’t hanging with you and Stephen. I hope you’re up there hanging with many great people we have lost in our family and the many great legends you were a fan of. Please give me a sign when you know I am about to do something stupid you were always great at talking me off the ledge, until we meet again I will be down here proud of the genuine man you were. Love you Shawn

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  9. Matt Koppe says:
    11 Dec 2022
    I don't think I ever seen him angry at all. He always had a big smile on his face and happy-go-lucky.
    For the time that I knew him I never seen him without Stephen they seemed inseparable.
    Late nights enjoying music, food, and games.
    He would shred on rock band!!
    I can only wish that you are happier and healthier shredding rock band with the legends themselves.
    Rock on .
    See you in the future.

  10. Stephen Principe says:
    09 Dec 2022
    Shawn. You were not only my brother but my best friend. We talked everyday whether it was football, movies or just sending funny videos. I feel numb, empty inside and just downright angry that you were taken from us soon. You were the silent bob to my jay, the Tango to my Cash, the Troy to my Abed We shared a lot of concert, trips, movies and just hanging out. I’m absolutely lost without you. I just hope Andrew and I can enjoy our time together on this earth and make some memories like the ones we had. I love you and will never forget you Shawn. I will look up to the heavens for your guidance I know you are looking down on us all.

  11. Stephen Principe lit a candle:
    09 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 9, 2022 at 12:01:53 PM

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    08 Dec 2022
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  13. Robert & Laura Arndt lit a candle:
    07 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 7, 2022 at 12:32:25 PM

  14. Kimberly MacDonald says:
    07 Dec 2022
    Soar high in the sky

  15. Kimberly MacDonald says:
    07 Dec 2022
    Kim MacDonald

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    07 Dec 2022
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    07 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 7, 2022 at 12:05:22 AM

  18. Tiffany Principe lit a candle:
    06 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 6, 2022 at 12:30:39 PM

  19. Joey lit a candle:
    06 Dec 2022
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  20. Angela Principe lit a candle:
    06 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 6, 2022 at 12:59:39 PM

  21. Angela Principe says:
    06 Dec 2022
    My cousin, so many of my childhood memories include you and your brothers and my sister. So many wonderful, silly , memorable memories I will never forget. I am so saddened your gone. I wish as we got older we were able to keep in touch and see each other more. May you always watch over your family. You will be greatly missed. Love ya cuz.

  22. Addie G. says:
    06 Dec 2022
    Where do I start. I've known Shawn for 23 years. Even though we hadn't talked for about a year and even longer before that we always kept in touch. Eventually one of us would see something that reminded us of the other and send it in a message. I always considered him one of my best friends wether he knew it or not. I know I told him before though. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked if we were dating I'd have quite a savings. Not to mention every guy I ever dated questioned our friendship lol. Fun fact though, I was Brenda and Ron's friend before I was friends with him. We met at Walmart. We actually had a class together at Lely at the time and then another next quarter but we were both so soft-spoken and shy that we'd have never talked to each other if I hadn't become friends with Brenda. Man we got into some shenanigans at Walmart. Such a fun 1st job because we had each other. We worked together for a long time. Even when we both moved we transferred to the same Walmart in Ft. Myers. He was an ear for me to vent with every relationship I've ever been in. When I moved to Tampa he would visit me when he was in town for a concert or expo and I'd visit him when I came home to see family. He has credited me in the past for getting him into a lot of the music that he loved. Who knows if we'd even have been the same people we are now without our friendship. I have so many burned cds and dvds he made me. I wonder if he still had those Blink182 cds he told me he would give me. I actually had been planning on sending a message to him a few days ago once I heard about his health scare but life got in the way. I was still planning on it but now I just have regret. Rest easy Shawn. I could write so much more... You'll be missed and never forgotten. Watch over us buddy!!

  23. Joey Luneke says:
    06 Dec 2022

    I always looked up to you and your brothers. I wanted to be cool like y’all and I can’t believe you’re gone. The world lost a great soul and it’ll never be the same. Love you cuz

    Your cousin,


  24. CJ Humphries says:
    06 Dec 2022
    We met in 7th grade. I remember you being bigger than everyone else, so when Dr. Beck had us sitting next to each other, I totally expected you to have a deep ass voice. But your shy ass had a very soft and quiet voice. I laughed at 1st and you looked pissed until I explained why. We instantly became best friends and over the next 6 years, I practically lived at yall's house on Gulfstream Dr. Some of my favorite memories were made in that little apartment. Playing GoldenEye all night, you and me getting drunk and playing Twisted Metal until 3 am. Moving all the mattresses into the living room and having insane WWE style wrestling matches with you, Steve, and Andrew. Riding our bikes to the beach during the summers. Spending night after night online in AOL Chat rooms. The list goes on. We saw Linkin Park before they were big, when they were the opening act for Rehab, who was the opening act for Kottonmouth Kings. I remember I would always borrow your clothes because you stayed fresh and I was broke as hell. I could go on forever. You were truly one of a kind and one of the few REAL FRIENDS that I've made in my life. My heart is truly broken. Because we planned so many times to get together, for me to come up to Cape Coral, but life got in the way, and it shouldn't have. I will live with that regret for the rest of my life, but I will also be forever grateful to have known you. I love you, bro. You will be missed more than you would have ever thought possible. See you on the other side.

  25. Dane Miller says:
    06 Dec 2022
    Dane Miller

  26. Nikki Martin says:
    06 Dec 2022
    Sending all my love and strength to the family. Brenda and Ron...if you need anything, I'm on the first flight.

  27. Tara Iannacone-Philly says:
    06 Dec 2022
    Shawn, thanks for being a great, kind and fun friend. For being a man that made his women friends feel safe and cared for. You were a friend to me when I was alone in Ft Myers while finishing my internship: separated from my family and friends. You became my companion. We watched so many movies together, you burned me so many awesome bootlegs of releases I didn’t get a chance to see. I’ve been asking you for years to visit me in PA to hit up Mahoning Drive In, I know you would’ve loved it so much. I’ll never forget you and I’ll always think of you when listening to songs we liked or movies we quoted to each other over and over. I want people to know what a great person and friend and son you were. Your mom did a great job raising her boys. I love you forever, my friend. Thanks for being so good to me and Vincent. I’ll miss the playdates with you and Chicky.

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