Stephen Gachowski age 50 of Broad Street in Cranston died unexpectedly on June 20, 2016. Stephen was a realtor with Next Home Real Estate in Cranston. Stephen was born on September 12, 1965 in Buffalo, New York to Nancy (Dennis) Gachowski of Warwick and the late Gerald Gachowski. He is survived by sisters Beth and Kate and his brother Daniel. He is also survived by his nephew Elias and his nieces Isabel, Mae, Sarah and Lauren. Stephen spent all of his life in either Cranston or Warwick. He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High in 1983. He graduated from The former Bryant College in 1987 with a degree in accounting. He worked for several years at Balfour followed by employment at Federal Product. Stephen then worked for several years at Refi doing mortgages before joining Next Home Real Estate. He received the Bronze Circle of Sales Excellence Award for 2015. Stephen was a lifelong sports fan. He was an enthusiastic follower of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and Providence College Basketball. For many years Stephen played basketball himself and had many life-long friends who he had met on the courts in Cranston, Warwick and Providence. Stephen also spent time coaching youth basketball. Stephen was an animal lover who liked to buy his loved ones dogs as gifts. A Memorial Service to honor Stephen will be held on Wednesday June 29th at 6:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Cranston YMCA 1225 Park Avenue Cranston, Rhode Island 02910.
Kathy & Lee Mathurin - 06/26/2016
I'm just not ready to say goodbye. don't think I ever would be. These last six months have been very special for me.....you are very special to me. Always have been. Rest in peace until we meet again. I hope you know how much I love you. Aunt Kathy
Cathy & George Waldron - 06/27/2016
My heart goes out to Nancy and her family. These last few weeks have been very hard on you. I didn't know Stephen, but I do know that his Godmother, Aunt Kathy, loved him dearly and will miss him very much! Peace and love to all of you.
Tom Chartier - 06/28/2016
My heart and my prayers go out to Steve's family. I've been a friend of Steve's for many years and we've had a lot of good times together. He touched many people's lives and had a good heart...I was as shocked as everyone else with Steve passing...although it has been a rough couple of months for him I knew that he would get better. Well my friend I guess god needed you earlier than we wanted to let you go. You are in a better place now buddy and I will see you again someday
Linda Morrison - 08/08/2016
My heartfelt (albeit late) condolences to the family for your loss(es). Prayers for all of you.