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Steven J. Makonis 53, of Newton, N.H., beloved husband of Linda (Crowley) Makonis, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
Born in Winthrop, he was the son of Anita (Bragg) Horrell and Donald Makonis, Sr. He was raised and educated in Beverly.
Steve was the owner of Makonis and Sons Painting Contractors of Newton, N.H. He was a successful businessman and well respected in his field.
Steve is survived by his wife of 26 years Linda (Crowley) Makonis of Newton, N.H.; his sons, Steven Makonis Jr. and his fiancé Lindsey Colvin of Newport News, Va. and Christopher Makonis of Los Angeles; his granddaughter, Caroline Makonis, his mother and stepfather, Anita and Walter Horrell of Merrimac; his sisters, Cindy Paone and her husband Dick of Gloucester and Laura Manson and her companion, John Meo of Newburyport, his brother, Donald Makonis Jr. of Seabrook, N.H., his step brothers Frederick Horrell and Charles Horrell of Canada, his brothers-in-laws, Ron Crowley of Las Vegas, John Crowley of Lynn, Gerald Gagnon of Salem and God daughter, Jennifer Taormina of Rowley, along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephew and many extended family.
A loving husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and uncle, Steve was dedicated to his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and playing pool. Steve will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his love of children and his devotion to his wife and family. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
His funeral service will be held in Grace Episcopal Church, 385 Essex St., Salem, Monday, August 29th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Route 62) Danvers, Sunday, Aug., 28th from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Steven memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY, 13220. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  August 25, 2016
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