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Stephen Michael Gilmartin

June 17, 1931 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Stephen Gilmartin Obituary

Gilmartin, Stephen M., 92 of Norwell, MA died peacefully comforted by his family on February 7, 2024.  He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara (Bocanfuso), his three children Elise (Mark) Bendlock of Hanson, MA; Stephen of Houston, TX; Scott (Karin) of Norwell, MA; and two grandchildren Hadley and Aidan, along with many nieces and nephews.  Stephen is predeceased by his parents Stephen and Mary (Glynn) Gilmartin, and four siblings Elizabeth (Michael) Beatrice, Hugh W. Gilmartin, Edward Gilmartin, and George Gilmartin. Steve grew up in Jamaica Plain and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps right out of high school.  For 40 years Steve was a proud US Marine, a Veteran who fought in the Korean war, a reservist, and a Marine Corp recruiter until his honorable discharge when he aged out in 1991.  After the war Steve earned degrees from the Stockbridge School at Umass Amherst, Suffolk University and Boston University.  He transitioned to a long career as a high school science teacher.  Steve impacted so many students over many decades at both Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, and at Cohasset High School in Cohasset, MA.  Steve loved his family, Sunday night pizza & beer, coffee, animals, and maintaining the biggest woodpile you’ve ever seen. 

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, February 14th from 3:00 – 7:00pm at The McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home at 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 15th at 11:00am at United Church of Christ, 460 Main Street, Norwell, MA; interment immediately following at Stetson Meadows Cemetery, Norwell, MA.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project that aids thousands of injured warriors and their families.

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February 14, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McNamara - Sparrell Funeral Service
One Summer Street
Cohasset, MA 02025

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
United Church of Christ (Norwell)
460 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061

Interment following funeral service
February 15, 2024

Stetson Meadows Cemetery (Norwell)


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