Stephen A. Lamm died Sept. 16 at the West Palm Beach Medical Center, ending his battle with years of multiple illnesses. He was 79.
His story began on Oct. 6, 1941, in Weymouth. He grew up in Nantasket, on Second Avenue in Hull, beginning his lifelong love of the ocean, seafood, and Boston’s professional sports teams.
Stephen served his country proudly as a naval seaman during the Vietnam War aboard the U.S.S. Canberra as she conducted anti-infiltration and close fire support missions in the South China Sea.
Stephen loved family above all and will always be remembered by his nephews and nieces as the self-proclaimed “best cribbage player in the family.” He also loved his friends, the Red Sox, the Celtics, and the Patriots.
For many years, Stephen struggled with health and addiction issues but found comfort and strength in the many Alcoholics Anonymous groups he met with and the camaraderie of the group of friends he made there.
He was the nephew of the late Phyllis (Lamm) Gould and the many Popes who lived or once lived in Hull. His father, Lester Lamm, was a former superintendent of the Hull Light Department.
Stephen is survived by his seven nieces and nephews: Diana, Deborah, and Michael, from his brother Lester, and Mike, Chris, Tim, and Elizabeth, from his brother Frank, as well as two sisters-in-law, Mary and Bonnie. His family takes comfort knowing that he can finally rest and join his two brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, WWW.PKDCURE.ORG.