Sarah J. Shepardson, 27, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sept. 1, 2021. She was born in Holyoke on Sept. 3, 1993 to Steven J. Shepardson and Kim A. Couture. Sarah worked as a server and bartender most recently at MGM. Her goal was to become an addiction counselor and help others find freedom from addiction. Sarah was a voracious reader, loved music and concerts, dancing, hula hoop twirling and hiking with her beloved Java. She leaves her mother, Kim A. Couture of South Hadley; her father, Steven J. Shepardson and his partner Eileen Adams of West Springfield; her brother, Zachary Shepardson of South Hadley; her boyfriend, Shawn Case of Northampton; aunts, Gail Couture of Springfield, Ann O’Sullivan and her husband Michael of Oakland, CA and Lisa Shepardson and her husband Jay DeFranzo of Southampton; uncles, Michael Vancini and his wife Tammie of Springfield and Peter Shepardson of South Hadley and her furry friend Java Bean. Sarah was predeceased by her uncle, Bruce Couture and her maternal grandparents Jeannette and Vincent Vancini. and her paternal grandparents Eleanor and Phil Shepardson. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thurs, Sept. 09, 2021 from 2 to 5 pm at Grise Funeral Home 280 Springfield St. Chicopee with a Memorial Service to take place beginning at 4:30 pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers, a donation to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at www. Suicidepreventionlifeline.com would be appreciated.