FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE) - A Fairhaven firefighter passed away suddenly at home on Labor Day according to the department.

Shawn Samanica, 46, served the department for over 20 years as a firefighter and paramedic. He was a member of Local 1555 and the International Association of Firefighters.

The Fairhaven Firefighters Association shared a post on Facebook that read, "A man of many talents, Shawn could literally fix anything. One of the most mechanically inclined people you could ever meet, he was the go-to guy when we needed something taken apart and put together. There was nothing he couldn’t repair!"

Samanica is survived by his daughter, Skylar.

"Shawn often talked about how proud he was of her accomplishments as a student, an athlete and most importantly as a wonderful daughter," the post continued.

Funeral arrangements are pending, according to the department, and will be announced soon.

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