Stephen A. Zilonis
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Stephen A. Zilonis of Scituate passed away on November 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Marianne (Bonasera) Zilonis and loving father of Andrew, Alexandra, and Jack Zilonis, all of Scituate; cherished son of Andrew P. and Carol F. (Whippen) Zilonis; dear brother of Susan Saunders and her late husband Edward, Sheryl Hassett and her husband James, and Andrea Baker, all of Scituate. Stephen was son in-law of Mary "Tina" and the late Louis Bonasera, brother-in-law of Louis and his wife Kristin Bonasera of Topsfield, and uncle of Victoria, Michael, and Samantha Hassett, Jacob Saunders, Sarah and Elizabeth Baker, all of Scituate, and Abigail and Matthew Bonasera of Topsfield. Stephen graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He was a longtime member of MMA Alumni Association and served as its past president. An outstanding drummer in his early days, Stephen could be heard all over the South Shore playing his drums. He was an avid fisherman, and his love for fishing led him to design and produce his own line of fishing lures, Zilonis Lures. Stephen was an accomplished engineer and owned his own power company, ZHP Systems. Stephen lived in a variety of places over the years but his love for family and the ocean brought him back to Scituate, where he would raise his own family. His favorite times were with his family, on his boat, at the beach with a fishing rod in his hand, or at his parents house outside on the deck. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean Street in Marshfield. The funeral Mass will be private. Please note that guidelines requiring facial coverings / masks and social distancing are in effect inside and outside of the funeral home. Donations in Stephen's memory may be made to Caring for a Cure, c/o MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. For online guest book, driving directions, and other helpful information please visit the website macdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Scituate Mariner from Nov. 4 to Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 9, 2020
I was fortunate to spend time with Stephen shortly after high school. He was a dear friend in a transitional time for me, he was an accomplished man and a kind person. I was happy when I learned he got married, and even happier when I learned he had a family of his own. Today I learned of his passing, and my heart goes out to his loved ones. He was truly one of the good guys, and we are all better for having known him. The entire Zilonis family is in our prayers- (the Bandell's)
Tricia Bandell
Friend
November 8, 2020
Marianne,
I am sorry for your loss. Stephen’s name was announced at Mass this evening and I was shocked, so young. Good Bless you and the kids. May your faith help you during this difficult time. Jean (Ferrie) Hanley.
November 6, 2020
We can't think of anyone more we would like to sit, drink coffee with and shoot the breeze with for hours on end than Steve. From the first moment we met him, we loved him. We went through a lot of stages in life together. We watched him become a man, get his degree, marry Marianne, buy his first home and become a father to his beloved children. He was always willing to do whatever he could to help others. He was a magnificent story teller and a beautiful spiritual soul. He had a mind and heart that was always churning, reaching for the next challenge. Our deepest sympathy to Marianne and children, Andy and Carol, and the entire family.
Chris and Kathy O'Donnell
Friend
November 5, 2020
Stephen rests in peace. May God bless and comfort your family in this time of sorrow.
Stella and Mchael Flynn
November 5, 2020
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Brian Danner
November 5, 2020
Growing up with Zilla we always had a lot of laughs, great stories and a strong desire to Fish. I still have my Zilonis Salt Water Plugs Stephen gave me and will always cherish them. He was a great guy. I am deeply saddened by his passing . My Condolences to his Wife and Family.
STEPHEN E Fitzpatrick
Friend
November 4, 2020
Andy, Carol and family. I'm so sorry to hear about Stevie's passing. I was 8-9 years older than Stevie and haven't seen him in 40 years or so, but he is frozen in my mind as a quiet and very polite kid. He always said hi to me and Arnold and Peg when he was walking or riding his bike around the neighborhood. Growing up in the Shore Acres section of Scituate, I saw him most of the time down at the beach, so I understand his attraction to the ocean.
Again, sorry got your loss. Enjoy the memories of raising or being with one of the best neighbors you could have.
Regards,
Bob Nadeau
Raleigh, NC
Bob Nadeau
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November 4, 2020
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November 4, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kevin Rohrer
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November 4, 2020
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