Nickerson Funeral Home

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Stephen Joseph Craffey

July 31, 1955January 12, 2020

Stephen J Craffey, 64, of Orleans Massachusetts died on January 12, 2020 following a long illness, surrounded by loving family. He was Born in Barnstable Massachusetts, son of the late Joseph E and Doris M Craffey. He leaves his long-time partner Kristin Whyte, his son Stephen K Craffey and wife Norma, daughter Kelly E Craffey, their mother Kim Craffey, and his grandchildren Daniel, Emmanuel and Eleanor. He also leaves his sisters Mary Bersani and husband Bob, Theresa Romme, Jeanne Craffey and partner Tim Farrell, his brother Michael Craffey and partner Lavinia Sparrow and several nieces and nephews. Stephen was a graduate of Nauset Regional High School and studied at Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. He worked in his father’s landscaping business before starting his own company. Stephen considered Long Nook Beach to be the center of the universe. He enjoyed sitting in the yard in the late afternoon, watching the birds in the birdbath, sharing a glass of wine and stories of the day. Services will be private and a celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Stephen at www.dana-farber.org/gift For online condolences please visit: www.nickersonfunerals.com


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Deirdre Oringer

January 21, 2020

What a kind human being Stephen was. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. It has been a few years since I've run into him, but each time we saw each other it was sweet, he was forever thoughtful & funny. We've lost one of the neighborhood kids. The memories I have of him, I will hold dear. All my love to everyone close to his heart. Forever grateful to have known this guy. <3

Brenda Gallant Evans

January 16, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Stephen's passing. When I think of Stephen, I think of football games in the field (I could never catch him) and jumping over the hedge in front of the house. Fond memories of growing up next door to your family. My condolences to all of you.

Jules Wheeler

January 16, 2020

The world lost one of the absolute good guys and my heart goes out to everyone who loved him. I'll miss talking to him about everything from web design to the different kinds of cherry trees on Cape Cod. He will be so missed.

Carol ( O'Connor) Wiesel

January 14, 2020

To all of Steve's family- I am so sorry to hear of the death of Steve. I will always remember his quick smile, and kind ways. He had a quiet demeanor, but could be so dry and sarcastic at the same time. I was always able to have a little laugh with him.
He and Mike helped my grandparents (Doris and Earl Wales) with gardening and household chores. The O'Connor clan will always be grateful for that.
The world lost a good person, too soon.
My heart goes out to all of you. Sincerely, Carol O'Connor Wiesel