Stephen A. Spadorcia, age 56

of Braintree

Stephen A. Spadorcia, age 56

Stephen A. Spadorcia, age 56, a longtime resident of Braintree, saw his last sunset, and passed away, Sunday, July 9, 2023.

Stephen was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Braintree. He was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth, Class of 1985. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he played on the basketball team. He lived in Braintree for most of his life, but always considered himself from Quincy.

Stephen worked as a salesman in merchant services for many years. He previously, upon his father’s retirement, owned and operated the family’s business, Central Plastering of Braintree.

Stephen had a passion for music and decided he would learn the bass guitar and start a band. He found a great group of bandmates and The Heavyweights were born! He also participated in men’s softball leagues and would never say no to a round of golf. He enjoyed maintaining his home – constructing walls, patios, gardens, and a bocce court, to complement his in-ground pool. He has left the family an oasis. Holidays and family traditions were important to Stephen. He loved to cook and host gatherings, and often posted cooking shows on Facebook, “Listen up Gimbrone’s”. Stephen truly was a spectacular host and anyone who walked through the doorway felt immediately at home at Meatball Mountain. You may not be able to get out the door, however, without listening to Stephen sing a little karaoke. Whether it was a polenta party, birthday celebration, one of the many holiday feasts, or just a regular Friday night, there was always delicious food and a music-filled wonderful time. Always the devoted son, Stephen, along with Heather and the girls, spent the last ten years caring for Stephen’s aging parents, Grammy and Papa, who could be seen at all the gatherings singing and playing the accordion.

Most of all, Stephen’s passion was for his family, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments. He cherished time spent with his daughters, Gianna “Gi Money” and Francesca “Superstar”, going on a family trip, dinner in the North End, coaching their basketball teams or having them wake up on Sunday mornings to the aroma of his delicious sauce for his favorite Sunday family dinner. He was so proud of his girls. Stephen loved nothing more than a house full of the girls’ friends. He treated them all as his own. There isn’t anything he would not do for his children. Stephen always put his wife, Heather, first, above all else. He wanted nothing more than to be the best husband and supporter.

Beloved husband for twenty years of Heather S. (MacDonald) Spadorcia.

Devoted father of Gianna R. Spadorcia and Francesca J. Spadorcia.

Cherished son of Pasquale and Frances (Sandonato) Spadorcia of Braintree.

Loving brother of Louis Spadorcia and his wife Linda of Holbrook, James Spadorcia and his partner Stephanie Palermo of Stoneham.

Son-in-law of John F. MacDonald, Jr. of Weymouth, Joyce A. (Lennon) McFadden and her husband Jerry Manning of Hull.

Brother-in-law of Kara Flanagan and her husband Sean of Hartford, Conn., John F. MacDonald III and Terri MacDonald both of Scituate.

Stephen is also survived by his cousin, David Gangi, who was more like a brother, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, dear friends and his loyal companion, Murphy, the 11-year-old family Australian Labradoodle.

A memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Gianna and Francesca request that everyone wear bright colors while we celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to benefit the girls’ education at Or, checks can be made payable to: College America, c/o Kara Flanagan, 147 Fern Street, Hartford, CT 06105.


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  • Stephen,
    You were an amazing father, husband, son and friend to all. Everyone who knew you loved you unconditionally. I am honored to have known you for many years and watch you raise an amazing and beautiful family..

    Forever in my heart-

    Amy Sheppard Carpenter and Family

  • By knowing Heather and hearing her stories about how much you love your family. I felt I have known you for a long time. May your gentle soul rest in eternity peace.

  • G, Frankie and Heather,
    My heart is heavy but I know you will forever have his eyes watching over you with his heart and arms guiding you on your continued journeys. xox
    With the most love and hugs,

    Your Ross School family sends love too!

  • Louis and Spadorcia family, my sincere condolenses on the sad news of Stephen’s passing. May God comfort all of you at this time. Alfred

  • God bless Stephen, Heather and daughters and all who loved him.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💗💗💗

  • He was a great man and friends like the Antonelli’s cherish every fun moment spent with him, Heather and the girls. He will be missed greatly. God bless Heather, Gianna and Frankie xoxo

  • Dear Heather, Please accept my deepest condolences in the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time 🙏

  • Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are. Stephen was a big part of our lives for over 45 years. We love him and miss him forever. Heather, Gianna, and Francesca we love you and support you forever. RIP brother. There will never be anyone like you. God Bless.

  • We were shocked to hear the sad news.what a pleasant,friendly husband,farther,son and Maureen,arthur

  • Stephen
    I never got to meet you but you made my dear friend Heather so very happy and loved and to me that’s tells me what an amazing man you are. I have loved watching your lovely videos on cooking and what a true family man you are. I know you won’t be far away from your three girls and you will always be looking down on them as they are going to need all the strength going forward and with all the great memories they have got of you they will be ok. Rest in peace now.
    You will be missed

  • Rest in Peace, Spud Man
    I will always miss the exuberance you demonstrated in everything you set out to do.
    You leave behind many people but none more important than your two beautiful daughters and lovely wife. They will be surrounded by family and loved ones forever.
    You will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
    You were the man who truly loved and cherished my daughter and grandchildren. For that, I love you.
    I will see you on the other side.
    Love you,
    Father in law

  • Pasquale, Frances, Louis, James, Heather, Gianna, Francesca, please accept my most sincere condolences in the loss of your Son, Brother, Husband and Father. I remember Stephen as young boy, who now I see became a Giant of a Son, Brother, Husband and Father. May God and all his Angels comfort all of you at this difficult time. Albert

  • Heather and family,
    I’m absolutely heartbroken. We love you.

  • Heather, Gianna, Francesca and family, our family is heartbroken to hear of the loss of Steve. He was an incredible man and we have fond and warm memories of him. We are keeping you all in our prayers. God bless. Xo

  • My deepest condolences to Heather, Francesca, Gianna and the whole family. This is so sad, and he was way too young… My heart hurts for all of you And I pray that you find the strength to carry-on as Stephen would want nothing more than to see his family happy… Becoming a part of your family has always been very exciting for me and above all I couldn’t wait to meet Stephen The Italian family member that my son, Eric bragged about. I heard he was full of heart and loved having people over. . may he rest in peace and may you find happiness with all the memories. Sincerely, sorry, Lucille., 🥲

  • Dear Heather,
    Words cannot fully express how sorry I am for you and your family with the loss of Stephen. He truly was a wonderful person and one whom I was blessed to call a friend. I will cherish the memories of the good times we had together and the spirited conversations I shared with him. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know that you all are in my prayers. May God Bless
    Sincerely, Ed

  • Reading this brought back the flood of memories of the fun we all had that summer so many years ago. Music, dinners and feeling so lucky to be part of the family for my trip.. I am sending my condolences to friends and family of his as I know he will be truly missed.

  • ‘Listen up Gimbrone Dinners.
    You are a great cook. Great in front of the camera.
    Intentionally and unintentionally funny.
    I do the spoon thing in the can now. Thanks.

    The stress of Pats games.
    Filling ourselves with whiskey.
    Singing all night long before I go back home at the break of dawn.
    I never watch my iPhone videos but I’ve been absorbed by our marathon Karaoke sessions to which I say Heather was really good! lol

    You absolutely hated the 17th at Braintree. Keep the driver in the bag!
    You found every one of your balls.
    In the clubhouse with an 89.
    My best round ever was with you at Brookmeadow.
    I shot a 94 and you arrived when I was on the 4th tee because G-Money was using your charger and your phone was dead so no alarm.
    We’ll keep talking in Goodey’s backswing. Don’t worry.
    Just wish you were still here.

    Love, Soog

  • Heather, Francesca , and Gianna – There are no words that can express how deeply saddened and sorry we are for your loss.. Our hearts go out to you and your families. Stephen was a wonderful husband , father , son , uncle , and friend and we will miss his loving and caring spirit. We are so grateful for the beautiful times we shared together over the years. Thinking of you all , holding you close in our heart, and sending you strength, love and prayers ❤️ Madlyn , Alan and Aiden xoxoxox

  • Condolences to the Spadorcia family. Spud and I were childhood friends when he lived in Quincy point. After he moved to Braintree, we reconnected at Sacred Heart High school. I will always remember the good times we had together hanging out, laughing and playing sports. I will forever cherish the friendship I had with Spud. I will be praying for his family and loved ones during this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    David Carella

  • Dear Heather,

    Our deepest condolences in the loss of your husband. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time