Newburyport — Stephen Michael Boy, 25, a lifelong resident of Newburyport, died unexpectedly at home.
Beloved son of Dr. Stephen F. Boy and Theresa K. Newkirk-Boy; brother of Natalie T. Jones (Boy) and loving uncle to Hunter S. Jones. Other family members include, brother-in-law Matthew Jones of Bradford; aunts Helen C. Boy (Stephen Haas) of Minnetonka, Minn.; Deborah Barry (Dr. Joseph) of Lafayette, N.Y.; and Susan Boy of Saugus; uncles John Boy of Saugus, Joseph Boy (Ester) of Wakefield, John Newkirk (Donna) of Rocklin, Calif.; and David Newkirk of Bluffton, S.C.; cousins Shannon and Kyle Barry of Lafayette, N.Y.; Vanessa and Jessica Boy of Saugus, Alyssa Carmody (Jason) of Lynn, David Newkirk Jr. of Shelton, Conn.; and Jacqueline Newkirk of Rocklin, Calif.; and close friends Patrick, Kristen Meg and Jack Ronan of Newburyport.
Stephen graduated from Newburyport High School, class of 2006. He was active in sports and achieved letters in football and lacrosse. He attended St. Anselms College in Manchester, N.H., where he lettered in lacrosse. He continued his education at the University of New Hampshire where he was a senior in political science.
Stephen enjoyed music, especially any music by Chadwick Stokes, and played guitar fondly for his biggest fan, his 2-year old nephew. He was passionate about Notre Dame Football. Most of all, Stephen was interested in social justice and a compassionate world.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Stephen’s funeral services and burial will be private at a later date.
Donations to Newburyport Youth Lacrosse to help create a scholarship in Stephen’s name may be made in care of Todd Gustafson, 22 Rolfes Lane ,Newbury, MA 01951.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.