Leominster - Stephen M. Lanza, 75, of Leominster, died December 18, 2021, in HealthAlliance Leominster, after being stricken ill. He was born January 12, 1946, in Leominster, son of the late John and Nancy (Lops) Lanza. Steve was a graduate of Leominster High School, Class of 1964. After graduation he joined the Army National Guard. He was a member of St. Anna's Parish and the Leominster Knights of Columbus Council 406. Steve owned and operated 'The Italian Burger' for 37 years with his wife and eldest daughter Tracy along the way he met many great friends serving breakfast and lunch to the community all with a smile and a quick joke. Upon retirement he returned to work part time at the MART, both jobs he enjoyed greatly. In his free time Steve enjoyed spending time with his family, summers on Webster Lake, cooking, watching tv shows and movies, and reading news articles. However, Steve’s greatest joy in life came from his wonderful wife Kay.
Steve is survived by his wife of 53 years, Catherine F. "Kay" (Farley) Lanza, of Leominster, one son; Stephen Lanza Jr., and his daughter in law Lauren of FL, two daughters; Tracy Pichnarcik and her husband Daniel of Lunenburg and Michelle Binder and her husband Rick of Westminster, one brother; Francis Lanza and his wife Anita of Leominster, two sisters; Marlena Flanagan of West Boylston, MA, and Joan Lanza of Clinton, MA, along with his grandchildren; Morgan, Dylan, Emma, Ava, Nolan and Cameron. He also leaves behind two brothers-in-law; William Farley and Vincent Farley, along with many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers-in-law; Edward Farley and Paul Flanagan.
Steve's Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 12:00 noon in Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster, MA, preceded by calling hours from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuesday morning, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers; donations in Steve's memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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