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Shauntoo Cottrell was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 3, 1978. He was the son of William, Sr. and Mary Cottrell.
Shauntoo received his education through the Cambridge schools system, attending the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Elementary School, and Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School, from which he graduated in 1996. He participated and excelled in many different sports such as football, baseball, and basketball. Shauntoo attended the Upward Bound program in Wellesley, MA every summer and Mount Ida College in Newton, MA for his college years in 1996/1997, studying graphic design.
Shauntoo began his working life with the community development program Just-A-Start in Cambridge, MA. He then moved on to other jobs before finding a passion for being a bus operator for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).
During Shauntoo’s life, he taught himself how to excel in the latest technology, which he loved teaching his mother. He was known for his sarcastic humor, especially around his family. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and joined the Hard Knocks MC Club. Shauntoo loved travelling and visiting different countries, but found his favorite locale to be Hawaii. He had a passion for video games, and participated in video game tournaments.
Shauntoo leaves behind to mourn his absence, his parents, William, Sr. and Mary Cottrell; his brothers: William Cottrell, Jr., Kenneth Britt-Cottrell (June), and Surpaul Cottrell; and his sister Sheila Cottrell. He will also be missed by a host of family members, including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Shauntoo was predeceased by his brother Antonio Britt- Cottrell and sister Michelle Britt-Cottrell, with whom he is now lovingly reunited.