Southie Shoutout: John Sheppeck

Sometimes it’s the little things that make life a little easier and a little happier.  For the past two weeks, lifelong Southie resident John Sheppeck, an MBTA Commuter Rail conductor, helped out a passenger with disabilities simply by taking her hand, carrying her backpack and making sure she got off the train safely.  This good deed did not go unnoticed.  Commuter rail riders took to social media to sing Sheppeck’s praises.

When asked about his kind actions, Sheppeck humbly shrugged it off as just part of his job.

Sheppeck is the father of three children Isabel, 10, Selina, 8, and Johnny, 4.  He is married to Courtney (Dahill) Sheppeck, a principal at the Murphy School in Dorchester.  When he’s not playing pickup basketball at the Boston Athletic Club or handball at the L Street Bathhouse, he coaches soccer for both South Boston Youth Soccer and Dorchester Youth Soccer in addition to coaching the New England Patriots from his couch on East Fourth Street complete with headset and sweatshirt with the sleeves cut short. “Do your job!”

Way to go, John!  Thanks for being an all around good guy and for doing the right thing!  We are proud to call you one of our own!

Editor’s Note: John Sheppeck is married to my sister Courtney.  I like to think I had part of them getting together many years ago!  He is one of the kindest, sweetest, funniest, men I know and I’m proud to call him my brother-in-law.  We are lucky to have him living in our neighborhood!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.


  1. Great guy! We need more stories like this to be circulated rather than the crap in the news. Good for you John.