Stephen T. Otis,
passed away peacefully on Monday, October 24, 2016 surrounded by his loving family after battling an aggressive brain tumor.
Steve was the son of the late Katherine Sullivan Otis and Howard W. Otis. He was the brother of Marcia Otis Sacchetti, Betsy Otis, Peter Otis, Rick Otis and the late Katherine Otis McCann.
He is survived by his cherished love Elizabeth Spadorcia Marini of 28 years, also by Elizabeth’s children Alicia and husband Wayne Miller, Dan and wife Jill Marini, Aimee and husband Eric Dowd. He was the loving and proud Lil Pup to Autumn, River, Nina, Daniel III, and Leland & Logan. Steve especially loved and admired Elizabeth’s mother Sally Saluti.
Steve is lovingly remembered by the Otis family as Uncle Stevie and Elizabeth’s family as Uncle Stevareeno. He had a special connection with all of them. He especially shared the love of cars and trucks with nephews Michael Rowell and Jimmy McKenna.
Born in Albuquerque, NM on August 15, 1952, Steve was then raised and lived most of his life in Weymouth, MA. He was a 1972 graduate of North Weymouth High School.
Steve served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He ranked as PFC and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for Expert Grenade and Marksman M16. He received an Honorable discharge in 1974.
Steve had an eye for design and perfection that shown through his profession of landscaping. He was also very talented in creating beautiful finished carpentry work. He loved being with family, always giving us something to laugh about. He was generous, caring and always gave the best complements to Elizabeth. He always made Elizabeth happy and he loved her children as his own.
Calling hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy on Sunday, October 30th from 1 to 4 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Steve would love it if everyone attending his Celebration of Life would come in your best casual jeans, T-shirts, and sneakers. Prayer service to follow after the calling hours in the funeral home at 4 pm. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in Steve’s name to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Springs, MD 20910 or VVA.org/donate/.
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