Steven William Smead Sr, 64, of Prospect died peacefully while surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Griffin Hospital. He was the fiancé of Mary-Anne Sedlock. Steve was born October 19, 1957 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, a son of the late William Steffene Smead Jr and Joan (Brinke) Smead.
Steve was always strong and competitive which made him an excellent athlete in his youth. He was known as a “legend”, in football, a district and regional heavyweight champion wrestler and broke records in shot put at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, New Jersey.
Steve was energetic and always hustling, owning his own hot dog cart, “Steve’s Top Dogs” as well as a mobile dart business, “The Dart Shop”. Making a career in the trades, he spent the last 14 years working for the New Canaan Public School System up until the time of his illness.
Later in life he was nicknamed “Tugboat”, a moniker coined by friends, of which he had many. Tugboat was a champion Dart thrower and would travel the country playing in various tournaments. He was an active member of both the Waterbury and New Haven Dart Leagues. Darts was not Steve’s only pastime. He enjoyed trout and bass fishing and was an avid Steelers fan. He was also a member of The Elks Lodge 771 of Middletown.
Family meant everything to Steve. Friends and family will miss his talents as “Master Griller” at the many gatherings for parties, holidays, birthdays and good times. He was genuine, a straight shooter and a loving partner and father and devoted friend. He leaves a wonderful legacy.
Steve leaves to cherish his love and memory his life partner of the past seventeen years Mary-Anne Sedlock, his son Steven and wife Faith Smead of Woodbury, daughter Kimberly Smead of Watertown, and son Jeffrey and wife Diana Smead of Berlin as well as cherished grandchildren Olivia and Owen Smead. He also leaves the mother of his children Melanie Smead, his sisters Hope Mannino of Delaware, Faith Smead of New Jersey and Charity Werling of Ohio as well as his brother Keith Smead of New Jersey. He also leaves Mary-Anne 's children Joshua and Alicia Sedlock. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Kevin Smead.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 11 am at Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd., Prospect. Burial will immediately follow at Prospect Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on the evening of Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 5 pm to 8 pm. You are invited to share a fond memory, or photo or words of comfort for Steve's family on this website on his Tribute Wall