East Lyme - Stephen L. Massad Sr., 64, of East Lyme and Orlando, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Orlando following a brief illness.
Stephen was born in New London, on Aug. 4, 1954, the son of the Louis F. and Gloria P. Massad, both of whom predeceased him. He was a 1972 graduate of St. Bernard High School and earned his bachelor's degree in business in 1976 from Providence College.
Stephen was president of Massad Insurance in New London, Amity Insurance in Old Saybrook, Holmes Insurance in Uncasville and Stula Insurance in Colchester. He began his career with his dad on the real estate side of the business (Massad Agency), was named Realtor of the Year, and eventually focused solely on insurance. He was also active in local politics, serving as a city councilor in New London from 1977 to 1981. He will be remembered by family and friends as a great resource, always willing to lend a hand - anything, anytime.
Stephen is survived by his son, Stephen L. Massad II and his wife, Jennie, and their children, Amelia and Cooper of Shelton, grandchildren who always brought him happiness; his partner of 17 years, Bolivar I. Gonzalez; his sister, Andrea M. Hall and her children, Brandon and Marissa; his brother, Gregory P. Massad and his wife, Kristin and their children, Alexa, Erica, Matthew, Olivia and Sophia; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, Stephen was predeceased by his brother, Thomas J. Massad.
To honor Stephen's wishes, there were no services. The family thanks Byles Memorial Home, New London, for coordinating and handling the arrangements.
Contributions in Stephen's memory may be made to The River School Future Fund at The River School, ATTN: The Future Fund, 4880 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007, an initiative to support River's expansion and purchase of a new campus as part of its mission to transform the way children with hearing loss are educated, a school which helped his granddaughter. Online, select "Support River" at www.riverschool.net
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