BRAINTREE - Stephen M. Bessemer died peacefully at South Shore Hospital on August 18th, 2020 at the age of 84 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the son of Rev. Dr. Stephen and Lilla Boszormenyi/Bessemer. He was a graduate of Bassick High School and Tufts University in Medford, MA. Steve was a Braintree resident for 59 years and had a long-time employment at New England Life Insurance, Mass Mutual Insurance and John Hancock Insurance. Steve loved sports during his life and enjoyed, from a young age, playing tennis, softball, bowling, hunting and fishing. Countless hours were spent on his raft fishing on peaceful Sunset Lake. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sue Gerke Bessemer, son Jeffery and Janet Bessemer of Marshfield and daughter Wendy Galligani of Braintree. Loving grandchildren Alicia and Patrick Cartier of Plymouth, Richard Vaughan and Michael Vaughan of Braintree, Joseph and Ashton Vaughan of Quincy, Samantha Bessemer and Natasha Bessemer of Marshfield and Alexander Bessemer of Whittier, California. Proud great grandfather of Hailey Cartier of Plymouth and Ciara O'Kane of Marshfield. Brother in law of Sandra and Robert Lake of Milton, Massachusetts. Brother of the late Eva Blair of New York, New York and Cornelia Hatfield of Devon, Connecticut.
Arrangements are by the Mortimer N Peck Funeral Chapels in Braintree. Burial at the Blue Hill Cemetery will be private.
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