OBITUARY

Stephen J. Grady

May 5, 1943April 4, 2021

Stephen J. Grady, 77, passed away April 4, 2021, after an illness. He was the loving and devoted husband of Elizabeth Grady for 47 years.

Besides his wife, Stephen is survived by his children, Corinne Marchione and her husband Richard, Catherine Grady, and Brenda Golfin and her husband Dave. He was the grandfather of Matthew Young (Amy), Stephen Young (Laura), Richard “Dickie” Marchione (Victoria) Patric Noel, Joseph Walukiewicz and Adam Walukiewicz. He also had 7 great-grandchildren, a plethora of cousins, and many ‘friends who are family’. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Mae (Meehan) Grady, his brother Michael Grady, and his son Robert Grady.

Stephen was born in Providence, grew up in Esmond and graduated from LaSalle Academy. He attended Rhode Island College, where he was the Men’s Basketball Team Manager, and ultimately obtained his degree from Bryant College (University). His chosen occupation was the security field. He worked as a security and safety manager for Rhode Island School of Design prior to retiring from the security department of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. While he loved all sports, he was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan and an avid PC Friars fan. He never forgot a birthday, was quick with a joke, and completed crossword puzzles in pen. He also was proud of the fact that he had donated over 100 pints of blood over the years to those in need via the Rhode Island Blood Center.

Funeral services for Stephen will be private, however, the family would be pleased if you ‘raise a toast’ in memory of Steve at some point in the near future. Donations in his memory to the Rhode Island Blood Center would be appreciated.

Services

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Meline Vergne

April 13, 2021

I don’t have any exact memories with uncle Steve but I just remember that he would say the most random, funniest stuff! He also always asked me to sing “I hope you dance” and bought me a special edition sort of CD to learn it. He was so happy when I sang it for him one year. I’ll never forget it ♥️

Amy Young

April 13, 2021

I was lucky enough to know Pop by marrying his grandson Matthew aka the golden child...from the first time we met he made me feel like part of the family right away. Although I didn't get to spend as much time with him, the time I did spend was special and I will always remember him fondly. Rest easy Pop
Xoxo
Amy

Millie King

April 9, 2021

I am glad to have known Steve. He was always smiling and laughing about something and had a quick sharp sense of humor. I never heard Steve wish harm to anyone.
He will be missed by those who knew him.
My sympathies go out to all at this time.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY