Born with special needs, Sean spent his first school years at The Children’s Center before continuing learning, growing, and making lifelong friends at The Midland School. Upon graduation from The Midland School, Sean began working with his dad at Nelligan Sports Marketing, bringing his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for sports to work every day. He also began his 10-year career at The Montville Inn working in the kitchen and doing prep work. Eager to continue learning and growing while working, Sean was also attending The Center for Enhancing Abilities. His favorite activities at the Center included yoga, poetry, and especially dance class, which he never wanted to end.

Sean was an eager Special Olympics athlete participating in track & field, bocce, soccer, bowling, and basketball, which was his favorite. As an enthusiastic player for the STORM basketball team, Sean was as much a team player as he was the team’s biggest cheerleader, always handing out high-fives. Sean was the inspiration for Morristown-Beard School’s annual charity basketball game, spearheaded by Meghan, now an alumna. This annual event is all about the mutual love, respect, and support STORM and Morristown-Beard have for one another and is the highlight of the year for both teams.

Sean personified pure love and acceptance with his bright smile and positive attitude spreading happiness to everyone who crossed his path. Aside from his dedication to Special Olympics and The Montville Inn, Sean was a tried and true New York sports fan, never missing a Giants or Yankees game. Sean was the family’s go-to person for anyone who wanted to talk sports, knowing everything from the weekly football scores to the new guy on third base. Sean’s taste was all-encompassing; he could happily go right from watching a Yankees game to laughing along to Impractical Jokers. He equally adored exciting sports outings with his dad and sitting in his favorite spot on the couch, watching a movie with his whole family and surprising them with his understanding of questionable R-rated jokes.