PEABODY--Stephen James Krisko, 72, of Hampton, NH, died Friday evening December 24, 2011 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth Krisko with whom he shared over 48 years of marriage.
Stephen graduated from Peabody High School in 1957 after which he enlisted in the United States Army, completing his basic training at Fort Devens in 1958. After completing his Airborne Course at Fort Bragg, he was stationed in Germany and completed his military career at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Stephen attended Bowdoin College, where he played football, graduating in 1965. He furthered his education at Suffolk Law school where he graduated in 1974, passing the Massachusetts Bar exam in 1975. Stephen was employed as an insurance underwriter at Prudential Life Insurance and subsequently with Savings Bank Life Insurance until he retired in Hampton, New Hampshire in 2002.
Stephen loved traveling through New England with his wife, and often visited the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Stephen enjoyed watching all of the New England Sports teams. He was an avid golfer, playing in his Monday night league and with family and friends as often as he could.
Besides his his loving wife, Stephen will be dearly missed by all of those who knew and loved him, including his children, Stephen Krisko Jr., of Key West, Fl, Paul Krisko and his wife Christine of Danvers, Wendy Gibson of Jacksonville, Fl, and Robert Krisko and his wife Milissa of Germantown, MD and his five grandchildren, Robert Krisko, Amelia Krisko, Anna Krisko, Matthew Krisko and Caden Gibson. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters Mary Ripley of Winter Park, Fl., Peter Krisko of Peabody, Vicky Szczuka of Jensen Beach, Fl, Henry Krisko of Peabody, and Thomas Krisko of Pembroke, NH.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9AM in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 5-8PM in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. Donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.