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Stephen T. “Steve” Paone

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, December 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Stephen T. “Steve” Paone, who died following a lengthy battle with metastatic cancer on Tuesday, December 13th, at Care One at Wilmington. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, December 19th at 9:30a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:30 a.m.

Born in Everett, he was raised & educated in Revere, graduated from Immaculate Conception Grammar School in 1963 and was a 1967 alumnus of St. Domenic Savio High School of East Boston. He continued his education majoring in mathematics & minoring in philosophy, at Boston College & received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1971. Later he returned to university at Boston University where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1977.  After working for several years, in social work, he entered the Maryknoll Missionary Brothers and Fathers serving in the most remote areas in South & Latin America. A life-threatening illness, abruptly ended his work there & he returned to recuperate in Boston. He had a 5 year career at Walter Fernald School as a counselor & assistant case manager. He worked for nine years for the Eliot Community Services as a coordinator within the Lawrence Division. His recent bout with metastatic disease demanded his resignation from Eliot. From his youth as a C.C.D. Teacher in his home parish of Immaculate Conception, Steve had a definite draw to the religious life and beyond that, giving and doing for others, especially the downtrodden and disenfranchised. Always active in parish ministries, Steve was a member of the Men’s Group at St. Thomas of Villanova – St. Dorothy Parishes, where he had many faithful and close friends. Stephen came to live in Wilmington, about ten years ago.

He was the beloved son of the late Charles P. “Chick” Paone & Lorraine A. (Godfrey) Paone. He is the cherished brother to Charles P. “Chuck” Paone, Jr. & his wife, Lani of Windham, N.H. & Therese P. Cox & her husband, Terrence G. Cox of Lynnfield. He is the devoted uncle to Charles P. “Chip” Paone, III and his fiancee Christine Michelson, Jonathan T. Paone & his wife, Sarah & Stephanie M. Paone, all of NH & his godson & nephew, Trevor T. Cox of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by 4 grand-nephews, John-Henry, Justin, Jake, & Jason and 3 grand-nieces, Jenna, Hailey & Katie. Many faithful and dedicated cousins also survive Steve. Interment will be held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, December 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, December 19th at 10:30 a.m in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers,remembrances may be made to: “NAMI” (National Association for Mental Illness), 529 Main St. M-17 Charlestown, MA 02129.

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  1. Steve Lowe
    Sep 5 2022

    I just discovered about Steve’s death and many years have since passed I am compelled to add to his story. Steve and I worked as young men just out of college in the CAPIC program for Revere, Winthrop and Chelsea. Steve was a kind and gentle person who loved to laugh. Although I had not spoken with Steve since 1974 I was not surprised to read of his commitment to helping people, it was in his DNA. My condolences to those friends and family members who surely miss his smile and his love.

  2. Judy and Mike Flynn
    Jan 6 2017

    We are so, so sorry to be just hearing about Steve’s passing. Steve always had a wonderful smile and a sincere interest in whatever you were saying whenever you talked to him. He was a GREAT dancer, too!! Anytime there was an occasion to dance, he would be right out there!!! (When I think of him, I will forever see a see a big Peace sign–from Judy)

  3. Philip Cefalo
    Dec 18 2016

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. I worked with him at Eliot Community. at Elm Brook Place.
    I was also originally from Revere.and Steve knew one of my cousins who for years ran the Boston Marathon, I saw Steve at a birthday party about a year ago that was held for another staff Ken. Spoke to him about 2 months ago and he said nothing of his illness.
    He had a good heart and will be missed.
    Phil Cefalo

  4. Charlie Marcous
    Dec 18 2016

    To family and friends of Steve Paone: Our friendship began when we met at an AMC whitewater canoe training weekend in 1998. Subsequently we paddled many miles of flat water rivers in Mass & NH. Steve was a man of many passions including all Boston sports teams, Italian food, spirituality, Newfoundland, and of course the Boston Marathon. After running the Boston Marathon 20 times every year he would station himself at the 21 mile mark cheering encouragement to runners for hours eventually joining one for the last 5 miles to the finish line. April 2016 he was passionately proud to have served in a medical tent at the finish line. Steve was especially generous to us with time & money after our house fire in 2005. He was a wonderful friend and I will miss him.

  5. Karen and Frank West
    Dec 15 2016

    To the family and friends of Steve Paone- Karen and I are saddened by the passing of Steve. We are parishioners of St Thomas and remember Steve involved in our parish community. God bless Steve.

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