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November 15, 2021

Burial Date December 18, 2021

Funeral Home Athy Memorial Home

Place of Service Worcester County Memorial Park

Section Garden of Heritage II Lot Number: 921Grave Number: D#3

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P Stephen Turo, died peacefully on November 15th, 2021. He was 88.

Steve was born and lived most of his life in Worcester MA, the son of late Pasquale Turo and Rafaella (Marzo) Turo.

He is survived by sons David Turo and wife Jacqueline of Weston, Florida, and Jay Turo and wife Shelmin of Los Angeles, California, grandchildren Jay Jay, Teddy, Jocelyn, and Jackson, brother Romeo Turo of Shrewsbury, MA, and partner Wanda Cleghorn of Worcester.

He was predeceased by wives Rita Turo (Rahaim) and Joan Turo (Woronoff), and four brothers, Leo P. Turo, Joseph Turo, Frank Turo, Michael Turo, and two sisters Maria Lanava, and Rita Robenstein.

Growing up in the shadow of the Great Depression, Steve learned early the importance of family, patriotism, and hard work.

As a boy, he worked alongside his father and siblings at the famed Turo’s Market on Shrewsbury Street, while developing his lifelong love of sports playing countless hours of sandlot baseball at East Park in the summer and pickup basketball at the Lincoln Square Boys Club.

Shortly after graduating from North High School, he served honorably in the Korean War, following in the footsteps of his four older brothers who all served in World War II.

After the war, Steve began college in his twenties, graduating from the University of Connecticut and then traveling to California to earn his law degree from Hastings Law School in San Francisco.

He returned to Worcester in 1965 to practice law. First, as an Assistant District Attorney and then happily and tirelessly as a sole practitioner for over 55 years right to a few days before his passing.

In addition to his work and family, his love of the Boston Red Sox was legendary, attending his first game more than 75 years ago, and avidly rooting for the team through thick and thin across the decades. He was also a huge fan of all things Worcester including the Worcester Red Sox and their new home at Polar Park.

Calling hours are Friday, November 19th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. Burial will be private.

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