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Former Wilmington Resident, 47, Had Passion for Cars

Stephen J. Marranzini of Pepperell but raised in Wilmington died on Saturday.

Stephen J. Marranzini, 47. Photo: Nichols Funeral Home
Stephen J. Marranzini, 47. Photo: Nichols Funeral Home
The following obituary is courtesy of Nichols Funeral Home.

Stephen J. Marranzini, age 47, of Pepperell, passed away on April 12th, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  Stephen was born in Boston on May 3, 1966, and was raised in Wilmington.  He was a graduate of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Class of 1984.  Stephen worked as a network administrator for Lockheed Martin in Chelmsford.

Stephen loved anything with a motor.  He liked to work on cars at Jay’s Garage, his home away from home.  Stephen also enjoyed motor and water sports.  He was very handy and enjoyed making furniture.  Stephen and his wife Cory like to travel but his favorite time was spent at Lost Lake in Groton.   Stephen liked to just relax there and also served on the association board for 10 years as treasurer.

Stephen was the beloved husband of Cory (Noonan) Marranzini of Pepperell.  He was the loving father of Joseph and Allyson Marranzini of Pepperell, step-father of Katelyn Dunlay & her husband Chris of Huntington Beach, CA, Sean Redwood & his wife Emily of Hollis, NH and Meghan Redwood of Albuquerque, NM, devoted grandfather of Mitchell Redwood and Jackson Dunlay.  He was the son of the late Rudolph and Ruth (Havey) Marranzini and the dear brother of David Marranzini & his wife Diane of Wilmington and Mark Marranzini of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.   Stephen is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave, (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Friday, April 18th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, April 17th, from 4-8 p.m. 

Memorial donations in Stephen’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Groton Lost Lake Association, 8 Weymisset Rd., Groton, MA  01450.

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