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Stephen A. Lancione

December 20, 1955 ~ May 20, 2018 (age 62)
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LANCIONE, Stephen A. 62, of Milton, suddenly May 20, 2018. Loving husband of Roberta. Dear son of Ann (Walton) and the late Sam Lancione. Devoted father of Stephen P. and his wife Fangfei and Danielle Rooney and her husband Chris. Papa of Baby Luke and Godfather of Michael Lund and Grace Doherty. Also survived by his brother Al Lancione and countless cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Thursday 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Service at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Ave., Milton, Friday morning at 11. Interment private.
Stephen was an exceptional Man and humanitarian who dedicated much of his time over the last two decades to ending human rights abuses in China. He practiced a meditation discipline called Falun Dafa which has been ruthlessly persecuted since 1999 by the Communist regime. In 2002 Stephen traveled to China and was detained by Chinese authorities while on the Great Wall of China for simply wearing a shirt which read Truthfulness - Compassion - Forbearance, which are the three core tenants of his faith.
Stephen was a staple in the Boston Common and Chinatown every weekend for over a decade with poster displays educating the public about the ongoing persecution and human rights violations in China. He was truly an inspiration to all and touched so many lives with his huge heart and larger than life personality.
In lieu of flowers, Stephen would have loved for you to donate to Shen Yun Performing Arts or to simply see the show when it visits your city.

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