Stephen B. Drysdale of Milton, a loving, adventurous, and gentle soul, passed away on April 10, 2023, Born in Boston, Stephen was the beloved son of Wendy Z. (Zaniewski) Drysdale of Stoughton and the late Duncan S. Drysdale. In his life, Stephen demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his family, friends, and community, leaving behind a legacy of warmth, kindness, and resilience.
Stephen was a proud nephew of Jack Drysdale and his wife Marie of FL and Celina Juzyca and her husband Roman of Milton. He was also a cherished cousin to several family members who will deeply miss his presence in their lives. Together, they shared countless memories, laughter, and love, creating an unbreakable bond that will forever live on in their hearts.
A graduate of Milton High School, Stephen was a dedicated student who excelled in academics and extracurricular activities. His diligence and perseverance made him a role model for his peers, while his kindness and generosity endeared him to his teachers and mentors. Stephen's time at Milton High School was marked by personal growth, achievements, and friendships that would last a lifetime.
Stephen was a passionate volunteer for South Shore Industries in Braintree, where he dedicated countless hours to making a difference in the lives of others. His selflessness and desire to help others were evident in everything he did, and his contributions to the community will be remembered with gratitude and admiration.
An exceptional athlete, Stephen participated in the Special Olympics, demonstrating his talents in swimming, playing baseball, bocce, bowling, and golf. He proudly represented his community in these events, earning the respect and admiration of his fellow athletes and coaches. Stephen's love for sports extended beyond the Special Olympics, as he was an avid Red Sox fan who eagerly anticipated every game and celebrated each victory with unmatched enthusiasm.
Stephen's adventurous spirit led him to enjoy winters in Florida, where he basked in the sunshine and reveled in the warmth of the season. This time allowed him to recharge, reflect, and revel in the beauty of nature, while creating unforgettable memories with his family and friends.
An active young man, Stephen found joy in dining out, dancing, and listening to music. His love for music was infectious, inspiring others to join him on the dance floor or sing along to their favorite songs. Stephen also had a passion for collecting and sorting baseball cards, a hobby that brought him immense happiness and allowed him to connect with fellow enthusiasts.
In his life, Stephen touched the lives of many with his loving, and gentle spirit. He faced every challenge with courage and determination, and his resilience and optimism served as an inspiration to all who knew him. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and love him.
As we mourn the loss of Stephen B. Drysdale, let us also celebrate the life he lived and the countless ways he made the world a better place. May his memory continue to bring comfort and strength to his family, friends, and all who were touched by his presence.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Monday April 17 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton Tuesday morning April 18 at 10:00. Burial Milton Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Stoughton Association for Exceptional Citizen’s Box 153 Stoughton, MA 02072
Stephen's love and devotion to his family were unmatched. He was a loving son to his mother, Wendy, who would like to express her deepest gratitude to everyone who visited Stephen and were good friends to him throughout his life.
His family was the center of his world. He was a true friend to many, and his absence will be felt deeply by all who were lucky enough to have known him. Stephen's life was a testament to the power of love, kindness, and friendship. He touched the lives of countless individuals and left a lasting impact on those who knew him. His memory will continue to live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and the community he so dearly loved. We can only hope that his friends above are as good to him as they were here on Earth. As we bid farewell to Stephen, we can't help but smile, knowing that he's probably up there somewhere, teaching the angels how to sail and making them laugh with his gentle, loving humor.