Stephen F. Honan, 86

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 4:15pm

Steve Honan died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. He was the dedicated husband of Frances (Goodwin) Honan, with whom he shared 64 years of loving marriage.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on Nov. 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Dr. Frank J. Honan and Florence (McGee) Honan. He grew up in Providence and summered on Block Island as a boy. He graduated from Brown University and following university served in the U.S. Navy. Steve’s professional career centered around publishing and book manufacturing as a Senior Account Manager for the Banta Corporation.

Steve’s father, Dr. Frank Honan, purchased a cottage on Spring Street in 1948 where Steve and his siblings Barry, Elliot and Ann spent many happy summers. Steve often recalled making donuts at Payne’s dock, washing dishes at Dead Eye’s and clipping the seemingly endless hedge at The Spring House by hand. Steve’s brother, Barry Honan, later built a house on Amy Dodge Lane with his wife Connie.

In addition to his beloved wife, he will be forever missed by four children, Kate Bird and her husband Sam of Block Island and Concord, Mass., Stephen Honan and his wife Nancy of Fairfax, Virginia, Carolyn Benjamin and her husband Bob of Fairfield, Conn. and Block Island, and David Honan and his wife Christine of Concord, Mass.; his step brothers Robert, Kenneth (KC) and Daniel Perry; his 11 grandchildren, Sarah and Jane Bird; Jessica, Laura, and Stephen Honan; Anne, Maria, and Ellen Benjamin; Kayleen, Elanna, and Riley Honan and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Frances (Brennan) Honan.

Steve is remembered by all as a warm, loving, and gentle man who valued family above all else. His gentle, sparkling nature was so special and his love for and pride in his family were always evident.

A memorial service will be held at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, Mass. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Private burial, with military honors, will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, Mass. 01742.

Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home of Concord, Mass. To share a remembrance or to send a condolence in Steve’s online guestbook, please visit