Saturday, May 8, 2010

Steven Novogroski (March 3, 1955 - April 27, 2010)

The blogging has been slow the last couple weeks. I have primarily been in Western, MA with my mom. My stepfather passed away on April 27, 2010. He fought a long 21 month battle with cancer. He has been in my life since I was a bratty 9 year a long time. My mom and Steve celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary exactly 2 weeks before he passed away.

I am so thankful to have had him in my life for so many years. I think having divorced parents always made me worry about my mom or dad being alone while I was growing up. I was so happy that my mom found such a wonderful man to share her life with. She showed such love and dedication as she was his primary care taker throughout his illness. I was so grateful to have helped her and stay with her and my sister Heather that last week. My mom showed me strength  and courage I could never have imagined.

I am also so thankful that Steve was present at my sister's wedding in June 2009 and our wedding in October 2009. Here are some pictures from our wedding.

Steve, my mom, Mr. and Mrs. Allan and my sisters

Steve, Mr. and Mrs. Allan, and my mom

I hope Steve knows how much he will be missed and I also hope he knows that myself and my sisters (the 3H club as we refer to ourselves as) will take very good care of my mom.


  1. An old friend just told me to look up a blog that mentions Steven Novogroski and I found your site. I knew Steven well growing up...we were childhood sweethearts until he went into the service and shipped off to Germany. So sorry to hear that he has passed...he will always be part of my memories. My condolences to your mom and your entire family; I'm sure his life was happy with all of you in it.

  2. I worked with Steve in the early 90's at Xerox before he transferred out of the Boston area, I believe to Hartford. He was a great guy. I Googled him after seeing Hartford on TV and was sorry to learn of his passing. I hope that he did not suffer and he was fortunate to have a loving family by his side. I am sure that his remembrance will always bring a smile. Rest in peace my friend. Charlie in Boston