Steven J. Flis, 56, of Uxbridge passed away Sunday Dec. 28, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Susan F. (Giove) Flis.
A resident of Uxbridge since 1994, he was employed at EMC for the past 15 years. Prior to that, he was employed at Tuft's Health Plan, Waltham. He had also been a medical technician at the former Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham and in his youth, he spent many hours at his parents market in Templeton – Flis Market.
He was born in 1958, the son of the late Walter J. and Irene Flis and was a graduate of Narragansett High School in Templeton, attended West Point Military Academy and Fitchburg State University. He also furthered his studies at the former New England Tech.
A man of integrity who loved his country and flag, Steven was a patriot, devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather. He was a member of the NRA, G.O.A.L., Nipmuc Rod and Gun Club, and was proud of anyone – especially his family who wore the uniform of our armed forces. He was also the former owner of Iron Works Gym in Gardner. He enjoyed watching the N.E. Patriots too.
In addition to his wife Susan of 24 years, he is survived by his children Stephanie Buccacio Flannery of Whitinsville, Paul A. and his wife Jamie Buccacio of Douglas, Christopher P. Flis of Uxbridge, and Judith A. and her husband Edward Bukirch of Saugus; two brothers Franklin and his wife Joann Flis of Castleton, VT and Walter J. and his wife Yvonne Flis of Winchendon; 11 grandchildren April, Andrea, Edward Jr., Angelea, Hannah, Kristopher, Garry, Ryan, Callan, Anthony, and Job; 1 great-grandson Vincent; 4 nieces; 4 nephews, and his golden retrievers Luke, Maggie, and Dusty.
Visiting hours will be Fri. Jan.2, 2015 from 4 -8 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 N. Main St., Rte. 122, Uxbridge.
Funeral services will be held Sat. Jan. 3, 2015 at 9 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood St., Linwood.
Memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Ctr., Milford Reg. Med. Ctr., c/o Dev. Office, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757.www.bumafuneralhome.com