In Loving Memory of John M. Stepanowski

September 06, 1961
Hartford, CT
November 22, 2018
Bridgeport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

November 28, 2018


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Prayer Service

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:00 p.m.


Family Gathering


National Kidney Foundation

John M. Stepanowski

John M. Stepanowski, age 57, of Bridgeport, husband of Kathleen Stepanowski, passed away on November 22, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital after a long illness.

The beloved son of John F. and the late Jean Stepanowski and brother of Anita Stepanowski (Tom Miller), he is also survived by his kidney donor, Donna Bothur, as well as uncles, aunts, cousins, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephew and friends.

John was a graduate of SCSU and spent most of his career at MetLife. He always embraced life and loved music, baseball, the Green Bay Packers and time spent with family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

The family thanks Dr. Mark Hotchkiss and the team at Fresenius Kidney Center for the excellent care they provided John.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 4-7 pm at Spear- Miller Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Rd., Fairfield with a prayer service at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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25 Guestbook Entries for John M. Stepanowski

  1. A life well-lived, but taken all too soon. John fought a long and hard battle and if there can be any consolation in his passing, it’s that he is finally at peace. Rest well my friend. You will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.
    John and Joanne

  2. My sincere condolences to Anita and the rest of John’s family. I have known John since he was a little boy and can say with certainty that he had grown into a fine upstanding man. The world is a poorer place without him.

  3. We have many fond memories of our friend John; he was a caring and gentle soul who will greatly be missed. Our heart felt condolences go out to Kathleen and the Stepanowski family.

  4. Our incredible nephew has been called home. There are not enough words to describe John Mark’s contribution to the world. He has taught all of us the power of positive thinking and the gratefulness of living. Rest well Jake.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with John at MetLife and will always remember his smile and kind heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Very sorry to hear of John’s passsing. He was most certainly one of the good guys you meet in life. Be at peace my friend…..all your troubles are behind you.

  7. I am so sorry to learn of John’s passing. John was always such a kind and gentle soul. May he be at peace. Sincere condolences to Anita & family.

  8. May GOD Bless You John, and may you have the peace and comfort that you so well deserve. We had many good times together as co-workers and friends at MetLife. It is a blessing to have known you. My condolences to Anita, Kathy, and the rest of the family. May GOD bless you and comfort you.

  9. My sincere condolences to Anita, Kathleen, their families and friends.
    John will be sadly missed, but we will cherish the memories of his ever smiling face and his delightful personality.

  10. I only knew John for a short time but I know how much he was loved by his family and friends. I send my heartfelt sympathy to Kathy, John, Anita and Tom. You are a wonderful family.

  11. John is remembered as a man and associate of quiet civility, a true gentleman. My prayers for peace. Sincere condolences to Anita and family.

  12. John is a man who will never be forgotten, and neither will his laugh. He truly was one of a kind. My heart is with all of the Stepanowski family.

  13. I just heard of Johns’s passing and wanted to send my condolences to his family and friends.
    I will always remember John telling jokes and stories in his wise and witty way. He was genuinely a good person and will be remembered by many.
    Rest easy John!

  14. Dear Anita, My sincere condolences to you and your family ! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time but just to know you were there with him until the end is a blessing! You now have him close to your heart, filled with all the loving memories. May my wonderful co-worker and beautiful human being rest in peace.

  15. Dear Kathi,

    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband.

    I would like to extend to you my most sincere and heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    All my best,
    Rocco Clericuzio

  16. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family upon the passing of John. Anita, may you be comforted by the love and support of family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  17. Kathleen and family. I am terribly saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was always such a valient and brave fighter. May you somehow be comforted with the endless memories you have shared with him during his lifetime. ♥️🙏

  18. Anita, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was such a kind and happy man, and always a pleasure to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  19. My deepest condolences to John’s family. He was such a kind man, I enjoyed my conversations with him, hearing him laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  20. Dear Anita,

    I just learned of John’s passing. He was a very kind man. I am sorry for loss.

    Tom Taglieri