OBITUARY: Stephen L. “Steve” Day, 73

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Stephen L. Day, “Steve”, age 73, formerly of Saugus, MA & a long-time resident of Wilmington, went to be with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 16, 2021.

Steve was the beloved husband of Sandra L. (Wheaton) Day. Sandra was loved, cherished and adored by Stephen for 53 blessed years of marriage.

Steve worked at GE Aircraft Engines in Lynn, MA for 35 years as a mechanical engineer. He pursued his bachelor’s degree from the University of Lowell in Bachelor’s of Science and Engineering Technology graduating Summa Cum Laude leading to his position as Senior Engineer of Advanced Methods and Equipment.

Stephen’s favorite pastime was devoting himself to his Savior, Jesus. He faithfully studied the Bible most every day using church history & learning Greek to bolster his study of the Word. Steve was well-known for the numerous hours spent writing letters & praying for his immediate & extended family, friends and the persecuted church touching the lives of many, whether they were ill, seeking advice or comfort or just sharing the Word. Steve’s love for God radiated through his life, right up to the end when he prayed with various nurses in the hospital. His last day was spent FaceTiming and on the phone with numerous family members gently reminding them to stay on the straight and narrow with Jesus as their guide & take a hard look at their life’s path so he can meet up with them in Heaven one day.

Steve was the devoted father of Jennifer Gaffney & her husband Peter of Salem, MA, Jessica Nichols & her husband Guy of Lowell, Rachel Simonelli & her husband Brian of Wilmington, and Stephen Day, II & his wife Amy of Billerica, proud grandfather of Michaela Gaffney Guzman, Arianna Gaffney, Shayne Gaffney, Matthew Nichols, Felicia Nichols, Anna Nichols, Kailey Nichols, Mirlande Nichols, Collin Hoffman, Kirsten Hoffman, Aislinn Simonelli, Audrey Day & Elijah Day, and Great Grandfather to Finn Gaffney, Grace Gaffney and soon-to-be Emilia Guzman, cherished son of the late Stanley W. and Anna A.(Swanson) Day, dear brother of Stanley W. Day, Jr & his late wife Jette of North Reading and Carol J. Boisvert & her husband Dennis of Wilmington. Steve is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family & Friends will gather for a Graveside Service in Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA on Tuesday, December 21st at 2:00 p.m. Services were provided by Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. There will be a Celebration of Life at a future date tbd.

Memorial donations in Stephen’s name may be made to Far Reaching Ministries, Voice of the Martyrs, Open Doors Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse or a charity of your choice.

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