Obituaries

Stephen P. Cail

August 23rd, 2020

Stephen P. Cail, age 76, of Dunstable, MA, passed away in his home after a long illness on August 19, 2020 with his wife of 56 years, Joyce Roberta (Randell) Cail by his side.

Stephen was born on June 27, 1944 in Boston, MA and raised in Wilmington, MA. He married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Roberta Randell, also of Wilmington, MA on January 25, 1964. He was devoted to his family throughout his life. Stephen leaves behind his wife Joyce and his daughters, Sheila and Samantha. He will be missed by his extended family, Robert and Jane Palmer of Wilmington, Carol Munroe of Dunstable, brothers Paul and George Cail of Naples and Smithfield Maine, his aunt Ruth Watson of Tewksbury, MA, and his aunt and uncle Connie and George Turner of Sanford, Maine, and many nieces and nephews.

He is pre-deceased by his parents, Harold and June Cail, grandparents Ernest and Mary Cail of Clarke Street Wilmington, and brother-in-law, George Munroe.

He enjoyed poker, cribbage, his ride around lawn mower and walks with his dogs, Sonny, Roland and Ruby. He followed all the New England sports teams but was an especially enthusiastic fan of the Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He played ball with the Wilmington men’s league for many years. He loved camping and crowded days at the beach.

Stephen spent his entire working career at Charles River Breeding Laboratories in Wilmington, MA. He began in 1963 as a barrier room technician and during 38 years of hard work and dedication, he steadily advanced within the company until he became the North American production manager. Health issues ultimately forced him into retirement.

In 2005 Stephen was the recipient of a heart transplant. The transplant team at Tufts Medical Center managed his care for 15 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the transplant team at Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111 in Stephen’s memory:

https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/Giving-Support/Give/Tribute-and-Memorial-Giving

There will be a private service to lay Stephen to rest at Central Cemetery in Dunstable, MA.

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11 Entries in Guest Book for “Stephen P. Cail”

  1. carolmunroe says:

    Steve will be missed by so many people. He was part of my family for so many years and loved very much by all who knew him.

  2. Pulse Ems says:

    Mr Cail will be sorely missed by all the staff at Pulse Ems.

  3. Joan Tuxbury says:

    Joyce and family,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  4. Cathy Cole says:

    I will greatly miss you, Uncle Steve. You have been such an integral part of my entire life. From camping in Lake George, NY, to Disney, to ice rinks, card games, poker tournaments, watching your softball games, helping my Dad by walking me down the aisle when he was unable and just visiting with you. Then there were also all the stories of the shenanigans that you may or may not have been a part of with my Dad. Please say hi to my Dad for me. I bet he could use a game of cribbage… Rest in Peace. Love, Cathy

  5. Paul McPhillips says:

    A great man and a better friend. I’ll miss the walks, the talks, and the poker games, but most of all I’ll miss the stories of you and George. You two really had some times. Well your back with him but try not to raise too much hell, or at least keep notes so you can tell me about them when we meet again.

    To Joyce and the girls my sincere condolences, you all had the pleasure of living with a great man.

    Joyce if you need anything, and I do mean anything call me please you have my number.
    Steve Rest In Peace the fight is over, and say hi to the old man for me.

  6. Danice and Bill O’Neil says:

    Samantha,
    Thinking of you and your family during this sad time. I’m sure you have many happy memories of your Dad which we hope will sustain you through these difficult times.

  7. Laura Hourihan says:

    Dear Samantha,
    My thoughts and prayers are you with you and your family especially today.

  8. Beatrice Randell says:

    Steve will be missed by his family and friends.
    He was a great guy, and left so many wonderful memories
    to all who knew him.

  9. Fresenius Lowell says:

    Mr. Cail will be deeply missed by his staff and friends.

  10. Tadd Anderson says:

    I was saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I have good memories of Steve at Charles River Labs. I learned a lot from Steve and I remember having chatted with him a couple of times at church dinners. He was a great guy.

  11. Valarie and Jim Slusser says:

    We are so sad to hear of Steve’s passing, Joyce, Sheila and Sam. We have so many good memories of the time spent with you. Steve’s personality, and humor made every event more interesting. Whether it was a Halloween party, trip to Hampton Beach to see the Righteous Brothers in concert, or our trips to Kingston, NY for a weekend getaway, it was always special. And, Steve did make the best scrambled eggs with veggies. Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are for your comfort. We love you.

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