Stephen R. Fantasia, age 65

of Abington

Stephen R. Fantasia, age 65

Stephen R. Fantasia, age 65, of Abington, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, May 7, 2021, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in the comfort of his loving family.

Stephen was born and raised in Quincy. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy in Braintree and Bentley College. He had lived in Abington for thirty-one years, previously in Quincy. He also summered in Dennisport his whole life.

He was employed in bank technology his entire career. Stephen began working with the American Express Company and retired as Vice President of Technology for JPMorgan Chase after over thirty years of service. He later worked as an operations analyst for Citizens Bank.

Stephen was blessed with a full and active life. He was a longtime Corvette enthusiast and owner, and loved his newest 2019 Corvette Sting Ray. He showed his Chow Chow dogs and was proud of his companion Chow Chow, Gianni Versace.

He enjoyed travelling, especially trips to Las Vegas where he loved the casinos, playing Blackjack and Texas hold ‘em. Stephen was delighted after winning a poker tournament at Foxwoods. He also appeared on the Judge Judy show and was satisfied to win his case, the “Grooming Gone Bad” episode.

Together for forty years, he was the beloved husband for thirty-five years of Emilie V. (DiTullio) Fantasia.

Loving step-father of Jason A. Gross, Sergeant, Salem, Mass. Police Dept. and his wife Christine of Danvers.

Cherished Papa of Gavin and Reagan.

Devoted son of the late Ralph E. and Gloria J. (Buccini) Fantasia.

Brother of Jeffrey P. Fantasia of Quincy and Uncle and Godfather of Felicia Fantasia of Quincy.

Dear cousin of Peter D’Olimpio of Leominster and Michael Fantasia of Weymouth.

Stephen is survived by his aunt, Gail Buccini of Maine, and all the Buccini and Fantasia cousins. He is also survived by his best friends, Edward Tonello of Cumberland, R.I., Vaughn Barsamian of Holbrook, and John Dineen of Weymouth, as well as his goddaughter, Brittney Tonello of Cumberland, R.I.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, May 13, from 4 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Friday, May 14, at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

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  • Stephen,
    It’s been many years since I’ve seen you. I have many fond memories of you being my neighbor forever!!! Literally in each other’s backyards! I’m so saddened to hear of your passing. It looks like you lived life to the fullest with your Beautiful wife. Kudos to you, you done good kid. My Brother Russell adored you. Rest in the Sweetest of peace old neighbor. My Deepest Sympathies to your family .

    Much Love

    Denise

  • Emilie we are sending thoughts prayers and well wishes your way. Steve was a lucky man to have you in his life and he will rest peacefully knowing you were always by his side. We love you xoxo Keep the memories close as they are forever.

  • Stephen, I just talked with you a few weeks ago, and we were planning a trip to Westminster to all be together! I have known you and Emilie for so long, you were so much my family. And you loved and cared for my chow chows so much, even spending a few weeks here while I had to travel. Such a great chow chow lover……so many years! Over two decades we had such a great friendship…I will miss you so much. I am grateful you passed peacefully with your loving family. It just won’t be the same without you. So many memories….Love, your forever friend, Barbara…………All my dogs send their love to you in heaven.

  • Many regrets to hear about Steve. While we were only occasional acquaintances at the Big E dog show, I thought Steve was a wonderful person.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I got to meet you briefly at a show in Orlando, Fl and from what our good friend Barbara Becker shared with me I wish I had got to know you both better. I pray peace and comfort for you and your family.
    With my deepest Sympathy,
    Pat Kennedy

  • Dear Emilie,
    It’s been many years since we’ve seen each other. I have such fond memories of our childhood adventures together here in Quincy. And, my parents thought you were wonderful too!
    Regretfully, I never met your husband Steve, but you are so fortunate to have had a wonderful life together. May those memories and family help you to continue forward as Steve would have wanted you to do.
    Sending blessings and prayers,
    Patty McNealy (Hassan)
    Quincy