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Stephen Chew


1946 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Stephen H. Chew, 67, of Boxford, a local sports legend of the early 60's, died unexpectedly, December 21, of an apparent heart attack. Born in Winchester on December 18, 1946, he was the son of John A. and Eleanor L. (Hickey) Chew. Chew was a well-known football star and team player on the famous 1963 Masconomet football squad coached by the late Walter (Wally) Roberts and coaching assistant Bob Hawks. Chew and his unstoppable teammates clinched Masco's renowned and only undefeated season to date, in their final game of the 63 season against Pentucket. Chew was that years Mass State football scoring champion, racking up 142 points with the help of an awesome team. When it came to State Champions, Chew apparently was following in his late fathers footsteps; John A. Chew won the 1947 Mass Amateur Golf Championship and was a local golf legend of his own time. Chew graduated in 1965 with an impressive 424 career rushing yards on the gridiron. Mr. Chew went on to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst and later joined the Marine Reserves. He had been employed for the past 25 years by United Liquor of Norwood as a salesman and Union Representative. Chewch, ChewChew, Stinky, Stevie or just Steve, as he had been known by friends and family, will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all whose paths he crossed. An old high school friend remembers Steve as a humble, good guy with a good sense of humor. He was a boyhood hero and friend who was always full of expression. Mr. Chew leaves behind his beloved wife, Christine (Hart) Chew of Boxford and his treasured son, Alex Chew also of Boxford. He was the brother of Alan Chew of Kuai, HI, Edward (Neddy) Chew and his wife Sharon of Merrimac, Carol Colburn of Haverhill, Cynthia Wyrocki of Topsfield, and Marcia McGarry and her husband Nicholas of Boxford. Mr. Chew also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, a world of friends near and wide, and a legacy of many laughs and happy times with all. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Monday at 11a.m. A visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Interment will be at Boxford Village Cemetery in Boxford.

Published in The Tri-Town Transcript from Dec. 25, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014
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