1963 - 2018
(Buddy) M. Steele, Jr. of Everett, formally of Malden, passed
away suddenly after a long illness on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
at the age of 54. Buddy was born in Malden on August 3, 1963,
the son of Philip, Sr. and Shirley (Russell) Steele. He
graduated from Malden High School with the class of 1981 where
he worked at Sullivan’s Catering for many years before advancing
to become Account Executive of AT&T for 17 years.
Buddy was a
proud local and long-time member of the Malden Elks, Lodge 965,
where he also served as Exalted Ruler. He spent his time among
family and friends, where he was the most happiest, and enjoyed
his best memories on cruises to the Caribbean, vacations to New
Found Lake in Bristol, New Hampshire and trying to outsmart
others in a friendly game of cards. A vivid storyteller, Buddy
also enjoyed a variety of sports, especially baseball, and
fishing but most importantly loved to enjoy the holidays
surrounded by family and laughter.
He is survived by his former partner of 26 years, Paula Grasso,
children, Jaclyn L. Steele of Wakefield, Philip M. Steele, III
of North Andover, and Kaitlyne M. Steele of Revere, along with
his grandson Shawn Newman of Wakefield. He is also survived by
his loving siblings Ronald Steele of Florida, Jeffrey Steele of
California, Nancy Mullen of Topsfield, MA, Susan Lynch of
Malden, MA, Amy Hunter of Medford, MA, Marjorie Vogt and husband
Richard Vogt of Dedham, MA, and Robert Steele of Melrose, MA
along with many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial gathering will take place in the Weir-MacCuish Golden
Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on Monday, Feb. 19,
2018 from 4-8 PM.
A memorial service for Buddy will be held on Tuesday, February
20th, in the funeral home at 10 AM.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Philip’s memory may be made
to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St., Suite 126, Charlestown, MA