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Obituary of Stephen J Gridley
Lynnfield, formerly of Peabody – Stephen J. Gridley 48, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Peabody. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Ralph W. and Joan (O’Leary) Gridley. He received his education at the Our Lady of Assumption Grammar School in Lynnfield and graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School, class of 1989. He continued his education at Salem State College. Stephen had a passion for sports, especially baseball, but enjoyed basketball and football as well. He organized and ran the Lightning Baseball New England AAU Program for many years before coaching Vikings AAU baseball. For the past 18 years, he coached Champions Baseball of the North Shore Men's League. More recently, he was the assistant coach for both baseball and basketball at Marblehead High School. He was a loving brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, godfather, coach, and great friend who will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving him are two sisters, Anne Ventola and her husband, Mark of Lynnfield and Ellen Lord of Peabody, two brothers, Kevin Gridley and his wife, Brandy of Somers, CT and Michael Gridley of FL, three nieces, Katherine Ventola, Brenna and Alyssa Gridley and two nephews, Stephen Lord and Christopher Ventola. He was also survived by aunts, cousins, godchildren, and a great niece and nephew. His funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
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