ROCKLAND — Paul W. Sheppard, better known as “PeeWee” or “Porkchop,” passed away after a period of declining health on Sunday, Oct. 16, at his home in Rockland.

Born Aug. 17, 1966, in Castine, he was the son of Charles Tyler and Cynthia Sheppard. He grew up in Warren and attended school at Medomak Valley High School.

He was known to be a jack-of-all-trades, having worked for Bumble Bee Construction and Russell Fish doing paving. He did carpentry and worked at Brooks Trap Mill. His favorite jobs were at the Cutting Farm in Warren until they closed in 1990, then he went on to work at Grant Christmas Trees.

Paul enjoyed ice fishing, coloring with his nieces and nephews, listening to the birds and feeding all of the squirrels in his neighborhood. He loved the outdoors and making his yard look beautiful. Those who saw his yard would say he had a “green thumb.”

Paul was predeceased by his mother Cynthia Sheppard Peters; stepfather Sid Peters; grandparents Leroy and Shirly Sheppard; brother Erle Sheppard, niece Sheila Rivera; and his good friend Jason Willey.

Paul is survived by his sisters, Rosie Rivera and Sydney Peters Robinson; brother-in-law Terry Robinson; his son Evan Ulmer; nieces and nephews Steven Ward, Amanda Peters, Victor Peters, Tyler Ward, Cassandra Grant, Cody Ward, Skylah Ward, Alexis Peters, Ashlyn Ward, Bailey Harjula, Adrianna Witham, Mahsyn Ward, Shophia Peters and many others who called him uncle; his close friends Jon, Calvin, Dottie, Rick, Melody, Rob and Bill; and many other cousins and friends whom he cared for dearly.

Family and friends are invited to join Paul’s family for a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at Burpee Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home at 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

To share a memory or story with Paul’s family, please visit their Book of Memories online at

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.