Of Chelsea, age 18, died Saturday, March 6, 2021. He was born May 7, 2002, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the son of Michael John and Shannon Elizabeth (O’Neill) Happy. Shaun was a senior at Chelsea High School where he was a member of the cross country and track teams. He attended Main Street Church in Chelsea with his family whom he loved. An unwavering goofball, Shaun never failed to bring smiles and laughter to the people he loved. He was full of empathy and persistent in his mission to take care of those around him. Shaun was a basketball fanatic and could frequently be found shooting hoops with his friends in his driveway or at the high school gym. He enjoyed many hours skateboarding with his friends and fishing for bass with his family up north. He loved watching the Michigan Wolverines play football, basketball, and hockey with his family. He had a passionate love for animals, with a special fondness for his cat Brown, his bunny Rupert, his childhood dog Sam, and horses. He found many stray animals and took the time to find them homes and to offer the care they needed.
Anyone who knew Shaun knows that he was an absolute light. He was one of the biggest hearts ever to have graced this world. He loved harder than anyone you will ever meet. That light needs to live on - in his family, friends, and the community that loved him.
Shaun is survived by his parents; his brother, Lou, and sister, Mandy, both of Chelsea; grandparents, Michael and Marilyn Happy of Roseville; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Carol O'Neill.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a memorial service limited to invited guests was held Saturday, Mar. 13, 2021, at Main Street Church in Chelsea, with Pastor Josh Kuck officiating. A private burial was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by clicking this link: Fundraiser: Shaun Happy Memorial. The money raised will be used to support youth mental health locally. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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