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SALEM, MA - Stephen C. Kapantais passed away in Mass General Hospital on February 16, 2018, with his beloved wife, Rosemary, by his side. He was the son of the late Stephen and Eleanor I. (Wettergreen) Kapantais. A lifelong resident of Salem, and a U.S. Navy Veteran, Stephen retired from the MBTA as Superintendent of Engineering and Maintenance of Way.
In addition to Rosemary, he is survived by his children, Eleanor Romell, and her husband, Jesper, and their children Emma, Annika, and Axel, of Sigtuna, Sweden; Stephen C. Jr., and his wife, Tracy, and their children, Alexandra, Victoria, and Stephen C. III, of Salem, Mass.; and Christopher, and his wife, Rachel, and their children, Ariel and Talia of Boulder Colo.; a brother, Michael, and his wife, Stephanie, of Maine; and a sister, Maureen Alexander, of Fla.
Stephen enjoyed traveling the world together with Rosemary. His favorite adventures were their many river cruises. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, the V.F.W. and American Legion of Salem, the Budleigh Masonic Lodge of Beverly, the Shriners Aleppo Temple, and a member of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association. Stephen also enjoyed fishing, marksmanship and woodworking.
Visitation for Stephen will be held at the Conway, Cahill - Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, in Peabody, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., followed by services in St. Vasilios Church, 5 Paleologos Street, in Peabody, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody.
Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for the online obituary, or to sign condolences.
Published on February 19, 2018
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