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“Dear Diane and Family, We were heartbroken to hear of Steve's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of our time in Grafton with you and Steve....Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: Paul and Debbie Huet - Willmar, MN

“Prayers go out to the Roney family. We are so sorry to hear about his passing. May he rest in peace. ”
2 of 53 | Posted by: Robert Piette - Northbridge, MA

“There are not any words that could express how sorry we are to learn of Steve's passing. Steve, his Dad and son Chris have been the strength in the...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Gloria St. Pierre - Goose Creek, SC

“Rest in peace my friend. ”
4 of 53 | Posted by: Dominick Mariano - Westboro, MA

“As a proud offspring of the Flynn family in Grafton and Shrewsbury I have fond memories of the loving support Steve and Diane selflessly provided for...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Kevin Flynn - Worcester, MA

“Diane & Family; I am deeply sorry to hear the sudden passing of Steve. He was such a caring man to your family and non-family members around town. He...Read More »
6 of 53 | Posted by: Stacey Smith - North Brookfield, MA

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. We used to deliver the news papers there and we have known your family like forever. Steve was a great man....Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Linda Westleigh - West Paris, ME

“We are all so sorry to hear of the loss of Steve. He will be greatly missed.June Merrick & Family ”
8 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Roney family: Thoughts and prayers go out to you for your recent loss. Steve showed our family much kindness and help when our parents died....Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Roney family during this difficult time. May your memories and faith give you peace as you honor a man who...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: William M. O'Connell, WFD (retired) Mary (McGrath) O'Connell - MA

“With sincerest sympathy from the Hoekstra family. Steve and his dad helped us put my grandparents to rest and then my dad in 2012. His compassion...Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: Lisa Hoekstra-Swartz - Henderson, NV

“Thoughts and prayers for brother Steve and family..Shared some time with him on the Worcester Fire Dept. He was one of those Angels walking on earth...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Neil Donahue - Surprise, AZ

“Truly, the world has lost an amazing, wonderful man. with a heart as big as that smile. Diane and family, our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“Stephen Roney really came to my families rescue when it came time to plan out everything for my Father 10 years ago. He helped my Mom, my oldest...Read More »
14 of 53 | Posted by: Laura Henderson - Fall River, MA

“Diane & family my heart is aching for you.Steve was a great man.Elaine LaPlume Goff. ”
15 of 53 | Posted by: Elaine Goff - Eugene,Oregon

“Diane and family- I cannot even put into words how SAD and heavy hearted we feel. There is so much to many memories...from weddings to...Read More »
16 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“I have known Steve since I was a child, loved to play sports with him in our teenage years, and he and his family has always been wonderful to my...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Gregory Ryerson - North Grafton, MA

“Diane and family: Words cannot express our sorrow. There are only a very few people in this world that nothing bad can be said about the. Steve was...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

19 of 53 | Posted by: Bill and Pat Yeomans - Grafton, MA

“Diane and family: Words can't express our sorrow at Steve's passing. There aren't many people in this world that nothing bad can be said about. Steve...Read More »
20 of 53 | Posted by: Joe and Carol Connaughton - CA

“Diane, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like a huge light just went out in Grafton. Any time you would see "Stevie" he had a warm...Read More »
21 of 53 | Posted by: Wanda Hendrix - North Grafton

“Chris and family,Our most genuine and sincere expression of sympathy are with you during this time of loss and sadness. Chris, your Dad was a good...Read More »
22 of 53 | Posted by: Leigh Joubert - Melbourne, FL

“Chris and Family,I am truly sorry to hear of your recent loss of your dad. I extend my sincere sympathy to all of you at what I know is a very sad...Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Sue DiTaranto - Worcester, MA

“To Diane and family, your loss is so personal and difficult; hopefully the love and respect of your friends and neighbors will comfort you. Steve was...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: Lydia Bogar - Grafton

“My sincere condolences to your family. I met Stephen at my families the time of need after my fathers death. Stephen was such a genuine and noble...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Stephen Paparella - Georgetown, MA

“Di, Cheryl & family I am truly sorry for your loss. May God bless you & your family. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. May Steve rest in...Read More »
26 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“What a special man he was. We will all miss him dearly. Rest in Peace friend ”
27 of 53 | Posted by: Shirley Cusson - Auburn, MA

“What a Wonderful person.Always had a smile on his face and a kind word. God Bless.Wayne and Michelle Langlois ”
28 of 53 | Posted by: Langlois - Phoenix, AZ

“Always a dear friend. We treasured the time we knew you.The Colonial Auto Family. ”
29 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“All of my prayers to his family. ”
30 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“I have known Steve since He served on the Worcester Fire Department I am proud and honored to call Him a friend and Brother Fire Fighter. Rest In...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincerest condolences to the entire Roney family. We will not be the first nor the last to say something like this, when our family went through...Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: The Fields Family - Westborough, MA

“Until we meet again my friend!Rest in peace! ”
33 of 53 | Posted by: Danny Carlson - Worcester, MA

“I'll miss you my friend!Rest in peace!Until we meet again!Love Danny ”
34 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“So Sorry for your loss ”
35 of 53 | Posted by: Lee Ann and Dave Morin - MA

“Steve also made time to participate in our Religious Education at St. Mary's. Steve accepted our invitation to speak to our grade 7th and 8th...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: Director of Religious Education St. Mary Parish - MA

“I am saddened by Steve's death. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. Steve was a kind and good man. When my father died in 1994...Read More »
37 of 53 | Posted by: Nancy Perkins Cox - E. Granby, CT

“so sorry for Diane and all of Steve's family we have known Steve since the 60's and have found him to be the kindest friendliest of friends with a...Read More »
38 of 53 | Posted by: gene & jean ploss - grafton, MA

“Steve was a great guyand I will miss the banter we had at the Legion games. Rest in peace my friend. George DuBois, WFD Retired ”
39 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a great source of comfort to me at a very difficult time. Rest in peace.... ”
40 of 53 | Posted by: Jeannette Maranda - Uxbridge, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a tremendous help in the difficult time when I lost my son. He was so helpful, empathetic and kind. I am...Read More »
41 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve and his family were always there for our family and so many more families. Thank you for all your support and prayers during our time of need....Read More »
42 of 53 | Posted by: Cindy Jordan - Leicester, MA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Steve was a very special person with a very big heart.Take heart in knowing you have a angel watching over you from...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: CYNTHIA FREEMAN - JEFFERSON, MA

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
44 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“I still can't believe it. Steve and family helped my family through the loss of my great-grandparents, grandparents, and my Dad. Steve was one of the...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Nancy Stover - MA

“I pray that the many happy memories of steve's life with all of you will, with time, overcome the sadness and pain that have accompanied you all as...Read More »
46 of 53 | Posted by: DENNIS ( Buick) RIVERA - Rutland, MA

“My first baseball coach. Great contributor to all things Grafton. You will be missed by all.-----Tom O'Malley ”
47 of 53 | Posted by: Tom O'Malley

“I'm heartbroken for the Roney family. I will be forever grateful to Steve & his family for their friendship, comfort & support in my own times of...Read More »
48 of 53 | Posted by: Diane Peterson - Grafton, MA

“Heart felt sympathy to you Diane, your children and grandchildren. Steve was such a great asset to all who knew him. ”
49 of 53 | Posted by: Rosemary & Brian Hirst

“My sincerest condolences to the entire Roney family and his Brothers of the Grafton and Worcester Fire Departments. Steve was a big man with an even...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“You will greatly missed around town.God Bless .Rest in peace Brother.Your entire family has been a blessing to our town .Thank You for your...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Rich Adams - Grafton, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss! I feel blessed to have met him and the entire family. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers as you make your way through...Read More »
52 of 53 | Posted by: Pam Johnson

“Rest in peace Steve.Paul Giaquinto W.F.D. Ret. ”
53 of 53 | Posted by: paul giaquinto - York beach, ME

STEPHEN H. RONEY of Grafton, MA died September 24, 2017at the age of 68. A second generation funeral director, he owned and operated Roney Funeral Home alongside his wife, Diane and later his son, Chris. He graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy Sanitary Science, Funeral Directing and Embalming in 1970. He was a member and former Chairman of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners in Grafton, member of the National Funeral Directors Association and founding member and past president of the Greater Worcester Area of Funeral Directors Association.