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“Vi, Judy and i would like to send our condolences. You and your family are in our prayers. Steve has always been a great person to...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Joseph Murphy - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to you and family , friends all you were my friend and lawyer helped me through a lot. Thank you until we meet again next time round... rest...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Adrian Saraceno - Revere, MA

“Thank you, Steve Limone, for making me smile every time I have thought of you over the past 50 years! ”
3 of 42 | Posted by: Susan Szwed (Mulligan) - ME

“For Pam & Robert McGrath, so sorry to just hear about your Brother. In fact, I just drove past the house on Lebanon St last week and was thinking of...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Lynda Umbro - Melrose, MA

“Steve made the need to climb stairs well worth it. A great loss to his clients, loyal stamp and the Melrose community. ”
5 of 42 | Posted by: Arnold Koch - melrose, MA

“Steve was a good man and a fine attorney. He was intelligent, persuasive, courteous and prepared. My sincere condolences to his family ”
6 of 42 | Posted by: WFM lll - Cambridge, MA

“So sorry to hear of Steve leaving us far too soon. A great guy, excellent Attorney, whom helped my daughter sell her Grandmother's home in Melrose...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Peters - NH - Friend

“Dear Vi, So sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a fine man.........such a gentleman. Respectfully, Mrs. Paul Tighe ”
8 of 42 | Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA

“To the Limone Family My sincerest sympathy and condolences at Steves passing.I was a classmate and remember Steve for his friendship,sence of...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Charles Coombs - Mashpee, MA

“Dear Vi, and family. Steve led by example. He was so kind and inclusive of everyone. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be sorely missed by MHS...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Cindy Hemenway - Stoneham, MA

“Limone Family,We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was our lawyer (and also my parents MHS classmate). He was always so kind to us. We truly...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Jackie, Ryan and Kaitlyn Barletta - MA

“We are saddened to hear of Steve's passing.Please accept our sincere condolences for loss.He was a wonderdul person. John and Pam Hallinan ”
12 of 42 | Posted by: John Hallinan - Saugus, MA

“Dear Vi and family,We're so sorry for your loss. We have terrific memories of Steve from our wedding, as well as meeting you for pizza in Old Town. ...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Colin and Megan McCann - VA

“Dear Viola, I am so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Please accept my condolences. Steve was the best President I ever had. Sincerely, Bill Boyce...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Bill Boyce - Carmichael, CA

“We will always remember Steve for his great generosity, his humor and intelligence, and just the sheer pleasure of his company. Heartfelt...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Paul and Carolyn Flaherty - MA

“Good memories of a great Class President. Our loss but now another Angel to watch over our Class of 69. Will be truly missed by all. ”
16 of 42 | Posted by: Jim Harrison - Burlington, MA

“Steve was a very special person. His kind, caring demeanor, his smile and genuine personality touched all classmates at MHS, and when you were a...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Adrina Goshgarian Kletjian

“Steve was such a great person! I remember all the times we had playing croquet and and all the good times at Haunted Lake. He never missed an...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: Vincent Baldasaro - Warwick, RI

“Vi and Family, My deepest condolences on Steve's passing. I first met Steve about 25 years ago when my brother Matt coached the Girls...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Mark Gianatassio - Melrose, MA

“Dear Vi and family,Steve was a good, good Man.Deepest Condolences,Fondly, Elaine Bedard ”
20 of 42 | Posted by: Elaine Bedard - Attleboro, MA

“Dear Vi and family,WE are saddened by the notice of Steve's death. We spent many years as Lions and businessmen.Please accept our sincerest prayers....Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Bill and Claire Gray - Melrose, MA

“Stephen always had a kind word and a smile whenever I saw him at Malden Court . A true gentleman and a class act. May he rest in peace and god bless...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Dean Marcotullio - Peabody, MA

“To the Limone Family:I am so sorry to learn of Steve's passing. He was smart, kind, thoughtful and had a world class sense of humor. He will be...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Timothy O'Leary - Wakefield, MA

“Vi,I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.Amy & Nancy Flanagan ”
24 of 42 | Posted by: Amy Flanagan

“Pam, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Our prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.Jim and Kathy Sullivan ”
25 of 42 | Posted by: James Sullivan - Braintree, MA

“I am so sad to hear of Steve's passing. We were best friends growing up in Setauket, NY until Steve and his family moved to Mass. when we were 14...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Poul Kisling - Discovery Bay, CA

“Dear Vi and family, sorry for your loss. Remember him well. ”
27 of 42 | Posted by: Marie Wood - Nokomis, FL

“Dear Vi and Family -We are truly heartbroken to hear of Steve's passing and we send our deepest and sincerest sympathy to you and your family! Steve...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Myron & Rose Dittmer - Melrose, MA

“Steve was a great friend, classmate and leader. He greeted everyone with a smile and represented what was best about MHS. He will never be forgotten....Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Kathy Lyon - Billerica, MA

“Doug and Limone Family, sorry to hear the passing of Stephen. Thoughts, prayers, sympathies and condolences at this time of loss. Peace be with you. ”
30 of 42 | Posted by: David Rice - Medway, MA

“Dear Vi,Although I have not seen you and Steve since the end of your high school years, I was so very shocked and saddened to read of Steve's passing...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Maureen Ball DeVivo - Melrose, MA

“VI, We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We have been praying for him and your whole family for weeks, and we will continue to do so. GOD...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Terrie and Steve Rickard - MA

“My condolences to the entire limone family Steve was a great guy who work with me on my professional and personal matters and he will be truly...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Bobs oil co - Melrose, MA

“Steve was a real gentleman in both his personal and professional life. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. ”
34 of 42 | Posted by: John McNamara - Friend

“Vi, Chris and all of your family, we are so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person.We are happy to have known him, enjoyed his company...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Linda & John Rafferty - NH

“Vi I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Stephen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. ”
36 of 42 | Posted by: Patti Livingstone - cohasset, MA

“Vi, I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a very special classmate and friend to me. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Maureen McBride - Melrose, MA

“My condolences to the entire Limone family. ”
38 of 42 | Posted by: Andre Mills - Dorchester, MA

“Dear Vi and family, we are so sorry to hear that Steve has passed away. We will always remember his great smile and friendly greeting whenever we saw...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: Bob & Marie Czarniawski - melrose, MA

“So sorry to read this, Vi. You have my deepest sincerest sympathy. I know the comfort of your family and friends will get you through this. ”
40 of 42 | Posted by: Elaine Sheehan/Patton - Ketchikan, AK

“Dear Vi, Words cannot express our sorrow nor our love for you and Steve. I'm so terribly sorry not to be able to be with you ( and hundreds of others...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Priscilla Mandrachia - Classmate

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA



Stephen Charles Limone passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 20, 2019 at the age of 68. He is survived by his loving wife Vi, daughter Leah and husband Neil Slyva and their children Paul and Abby, son Christopher, son Brendan and wife Katharine Mooney and their daughter Marinel, sister Pamela and husband Robert McGrath, brothers Douglas and wife Brenda(Murphy), brother Jeffrey and wife Heidi(Olszewski), brother Gene and wife Kathy(Bruni), and eleven nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and in-laws, he was predeceased by his favorite uncle Richard Limone of Winthrop, MA.

His late mother, Elizabeth(Belli), and her children followed his late father, Louis Limone, wherever the job took him, from Scituate, MA to Devon, PA to Setauket, NY and settling in Melrose, MA in 8th grade where the Limones shared a duplex with Steve's late in-laws, Pauline and Leo Grimes, and their daughter Viola(Reed).

It wasn't long after Steve and Vi locked eyes that they started dating. Despite countless jibes of his four younger siblings, they stuck together through high school where they were named class sweethearts and Steve was elected class president (Melrose class of '69) and college (proud graduate of Umass Amherst and Suffolk Law). After tying the knot in '73, Steve and Vi have remained inseparable throughout their long, loving marriage of 46 years.

He was a member of the Melrose Lion's Club and the Wyoming Lodge for over 20 years, serving the local community pizza and hot dogs at various fundraising events around town. He was a lawyer, yes, but also a good and decent person who loved a good lawyer joke. His law career spanned 40 years where he took great pride in being the kind of lawyer who respected his clients and treated all those who sought his help or advice like family.

His coaching career spanned nearly two decades with each of his children taking part in dozens of baseball and basketball teams. This was primarily to spend quality time with his children, but in doing so he also instilled his values and wisdom to a generation of Melrose youth.

Steve cherished time spent with family and friends, enjoyed many weekends and summers at Scobie Pond in Francestown, NH, various lakes throughout NH and ME(Camps Caution and Chaos), and in recent years camps in Lee, ME and Bridgton, ME. He and Vi loved to travel, including many trips across the pond to Europe and behind the wheel here in the states.

During his later years Steve delighted in having all three of his children living nearby and in spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren. They loved swimming, fishing, boating, reading Calvin&Hobbes and playing games with Grampa. Many deep discussions were had between Steve and his eldest grandson Paul.

Steve was unequivocally thoughtful, unselfish, and down-to-earth and he never hesitated to make time for those who needed it. He made fast friends with everyone he met, including many very close friends who have grown up alongside he and his bride. He was a great son, caring brother and cousin, thoughtful uncle, loving husband, generous father, and fun-loving grandfather. We were all incredibly lucky to have him in our lives and he will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 3:00-7:00PM. A Memorial service will be held at Gately Funeral Home Monday morning August 26th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Melrose High School Permanent Scholarship Fund, c/o Stephen C. Limone Fund, P.O. Box 760695, Melrose, MA 02176 or @ http://www.mhsfund.org/donate.html or to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02110 or @ https://massri.wish.org/.