Stephen A.'s Story
Stephen A. Spiridigliozzi, 77, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017, after a courageous struggle with cancer.
Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Thomas and Angelina (Cuoco) Spiridigliozzi.
He was educated in the Beverly school system and employed by the City of Beverly Public Works Department and The Beverly Times.
Stephen was a unique and gentle soul who endeared himself to many with his childlike innocence, friendliness, sense of humor, generosity and spontaneity. The many challenges in his life were overshadowed by his uncanny ability to remember quotes, dates, people, Bible scriptures, and world and political events, especially when reminiscing about “the old days.” He chose listening to talk radio over watching TV, accumulating knowledge in all subjects. In his younger years, he could be seen walking or riding his bike around Beverly. Stephen attended and was active in many churches in Beverly and Salem of many denominations. His belief was, “One God, one church - we all pray to the same God.” We have no doubt that Heaven has a special place for Stephen. He will be forever missed.
Stephen is survived by his brothers, Thomas Spiridigliozzi of Beverly and his companion, Rita Shapiro, Richard Spiridigliozzi and his wife, Kay of Danvers; his sister, Joanna Fiorino and her husband, Charles of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Seabrook, N.H.; as well as many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind good friends and staff at Seven Hills Community Services Group Home in Beverly and Elder Services of the North Shore (PACE).
The family is extremely grateful to the staff and friends at the Seven Hills Community Services Foundation and Group Home in Beverly and Elder Services of the North Shore (PACE) for all the compassionate care and support they provided him for many years. Also, a thank you to the wonderful care provided by Care Dimensions/Hospice in his final days.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Life Visitation at Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main Street, Route 114, Middleton, MA from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by funeral services at 12 p.m. on Friday, August 25. Interment will follow at the Beverly Farms Cemetery, 100 Haskell Street, Beverly, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seven Hills Foundation, 81 Hope Avenue, Worcester, MA 01603; or Care Dimensions/Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To leave a condolence, visit www.mackeyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 21, 2017