Steven Johnston Tower

November 20, 2023 Submitted by Downing Cottage Funeral Home

Steven Johnston Tower of Hingham, Massachusetts, died suddenly on November 15 at his home in Hingham.
Starting his life in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1960, he was the second son of Arthur Tower and Betty (Johnston) Tower. He attended North Adams State College but eventually graduated from Northeastern University. He would go on to spend the majority of his career as an insurance investigator.

He found a sense of calm and excitement on two wheels, whether he was pedaling one of his many bikes or pushing the throttle as hard as it could go on his motorcycle. When not on a bike, he loved to spend time digging up quahogs near the family home in Mattapoisett and assisting with any project the community needed. Throughout his life, he also liked to channel his inner Herb Brooks as a longtime coach and administrator of Braintree Youth Hockey. He could also often be found volunteering his time at the Old Colony Lodge in Hingham, where he was a devoted Masonic member.

He leaves behind his only son, Steven Jr., of Rockland, Massachusetts, and former wife and friend Catherine Nelligan of Venice, Florida. He is also survived by his many cousins with whom he shared many memories in Mattapoisett. He has now joined his late brother Putt Jr. of Fairhaven and his mother and father.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Second Parish, 685 Main St. in Hingham, at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21st. Burial will be a private ceremony.

Visiting hours will be held at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham, on Monday, November 20th, from 4-7 PM, with a Masonic service at 6:45 PM. For more information and online guestbook go to

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