LYNN: Nor Stedman, 56, of Lynn, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 5, 2016. Born in Stoneham, he was the beloved son of Carol Gioacchini of Lynn, and the late Jonathon Stedman. Nor is survived by his loving wife, Cindy (Mello) Stedman, formerly of Gloucester, Mass.; his dear sister, Kyle and her husband, Charlie “CJ” Walo, of South Paris, Maine; his brother-in-law, Edward Mello of Gloucester. He was the stepbrother of Sean Stedman and the late Matthew Stedman. Nor is also survived by many extended family members, in the US and Canada; including close friends, Mary Ann and George Fletcher of Gloucester, Mass.; and many co-workers he considered as family. Besides his father and stepbrother, Nor was predeceased by many aunts and uncles, in addition to his maternal grandparents, Americo and Caroline Gioacchini. Nor graduated from Westfield High School, Class of 1977. After graduation he entered the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1977 to 1979, including some time served out of Gloucester. He continued to serve until 1983 as a reservist. He worked for GE in Lynn, Mass., for over 36 years as an industrial aircraft mechanic and was a member of the IUE-CWA Local #201. He retired in May 2015. Nor was an avid reader, loved drag racing, and everything to do with automobiles. He loved to figure out how things worked, especially anything mechanical. He was nicknamed “The Professor” by some of his coworkers. Nor was a very talented artist, who won several awards for his paintings, drawings, illustrations, etc. He loved traveling, especially to Maine and South Carolina. He had a passion for life, loved the ocean and mountains, football, and family get togethers. He will be dearly missed by all, including his cat, Cleo.
A memorial service and celebration of Nor’s life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February, 27, at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nor’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or The National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org. For online guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.
Published on  February 10, 2016