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Steven Edward Mather, age 57 of Wrentham passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Carol R. (Orlowski) Mather with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, the son of Joseph and Lois R. (Holmes) Mather, he resided in Franklin prior to moving to Wrentham 26 years ago. Steven was a graduate of New Bedford High School Class of 1973 and Bristol Community College and worked as a manager at Cisco for over 20 years. Steven and Carol enjoyed their bowling league in their early years, but really enjoyed their vacations in St. Maarten and many cruises. Carol was the love of Steves life. He will be remembered for his intellect, discipline, charisma and his unerring devotion to his best friend and wife Carol. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a brother Dennis R. Mather and his wife Susan of Pensacola, FL; a sister, Janice A Calichman of Peabody; 2 nephews, Joseph Joey M. Santos of Wrentham, whom Steven raised as his own son; Kris Blackburn, 3 nieces, Tonya Torres, Heather Goodman, Stefanie Phillips, a sister-in-law, Sheila Orlowski of Pawtucket, RI, who has supported the family through everything, his father- in-law Francis Orlowski of Pinellas Park, FL; and his beloved canine friend Katie with whom he shared hours of play and love. His graveside service will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10am at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA, just days before what would have been his 58th birthday. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Donations in his memory may be made to Community VNA and Hospice Care, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA. For tributes and directions please visit our website at www.rock-funeralhome.com. A breakfast buffet, courtesy of Danny and Michelle Dubois, best friends of Steve and Carol for almost 50 years, will be provided at the Century House in Acushnet following the service.

Published in The Country Gazette from Sept. 19 to Sept. 26, 2013
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