Steven R. Aitken, 51

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Steven R. Aitken, 51, of Hopkinton died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, February 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Gradie) Aitken and father of Ryan, Kyle, and Tom Aitken. Steven was born to the late William Aitken and Carol (Slater) Aitken in Puerto Rico, and grew up in Hopkinton, MA. He graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1981 and Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1985. Steve left a prolific legacy in the Hopkinton community as a pop warner football coach, cub master for pack 97 and member of the Hopkinton Sportsman club and St. John the Evangelist Parish. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time with his family camping, fishing, and snowmobiling. He enjoyed cooking and winemaking. He is also survived by his brothers David Aitken of Bradenton, FL and Gary and his wife, Sue, of Hopkinton. He was a loving uncle to 15 nieces and nephews, 2 grandnieces and a grandnephew. Calling hours will be at Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland, MA on Thursday from 4-8PM. His funeral Mass will be Friday at 10AM, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to National Brain Tumor Society.