Stephen was born on June 27, 1944 in Boston, MA and raised in Wilmington, MA. He married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Roberta Randell, also of Wilmington, MA on January 25, 1964. He was devoted to his family throughout his life. Stephen leaves behind his wife Joyce and his daughters, Sheila and Samantha. He will be missed by his extended family, Robert and Jane Palmer of Wilmington, Carol Munroe of Dunstable, brothers Paul and George Cail of Naples and Smithfield Maine, his aunt Ruth Watson of Tewksbury, MA, and his aunt and uncle Connie and George Turner of Sanford, Maine, and many nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, Harold and June Cail, grandparents Ernest and Mary Cail of Clarke Street Wilmington, and brother-in-law, George Munroe.
He enjoyed poker, cribbage, his ride around lawn mower and walks with his dogs, Sonny, Roland and Ruby. He followed all the New England sports teams but was an especially enthusiastic fan of the Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He played ball with the Wilmington men’s league for many years. He loved camping and crowded days at the beach.
Stephen spent his entire working career at Charles River Breeding Laboratories in Wilmington, MA. He began in 1963 as a barrier room technician and during 38 years of hard work and dedication, he steadily advanced within the company until he became the North American production manager. Health issues ultimately forced him into retirement.
In 2005 Stephen was the recipient of a heart transplant. The transplant team at Tufts Medical Center managed his care for 15 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the transplant team at Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111 in Stephen’s memory:
There will be a private service to lay Stephen to rest at Central Cemetery in Dunstable, MA.
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