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Stephen Anthony Aiello of Lyman, Maine, formerly of Essex, Mass., passed away on November 27, 2016, after a hard fought battle with brain cancer.
We were blessed with Stephen Anthony Aiello for 63 years. Stephen was a loving husband, awesome father, the ultimate grampy, expert clammer and lover of food. He was born on February 23, 1953, to the late Anthony and Jeanne (Carroll) Aiello, the oldest of six children. He attended Saint Peter’s High School and graduated from Gloucester High School in 1971. A few years later he met his beautiful bride of 41 years, Susan.
Stephen was a lifelong clammer in his hometown of Essex, Mass. He was an avid sports fan, loved to play golf, enjoyed online poker and horse racing as well as camping with his family in Maine. After retiring to Lyman, Maine he looked forward to his side job at Yankeeland Campground and hanging out with the “boys” there. He cherishes his time with his daughter and granddaughter as well as laughs with his many good friends.
In addition to his wife, Susan (Francis) Aiello, he is survived by his daughter, Rachel Aiello-Goncalves and son-in-law, Ramon Goncalves and granddaughter, Analise; sisters, Cathy Woodman, Cindy Tabor and her husband, Teddy, Terry Gauthier and her husband, Jerry; sisters-in-law, Cynthia Francis and her husband, Ed, Sandra Francis and her husband, Bob; brothers-in-law, Bobby Francis and his wife, Cynde, Keith Francis and his wife, Norma; as well as many special nieces and nephews, Christian, Alex, Alain, Cory, Brittnie, Hillary, Zachary, Beau and Jourdan. He was also predeceased by his brothers, David and Michael; brother-in-law, Larry Woodman; grandparents, Sam and Florence; niece, Jeanne.
Stephen lead a simple life, cherished what was important and will be remembered for his infectious laugh and great smile.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Covenant Church, 1861 Main Street, Sanford, ME. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name are encouraged to Evergreen Covenant Church, 1861 Main Street, Sanford, ME 04073.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Stephen’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Gloucester Times
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