Stepehn Morris Taft of Auburndale, Mass., passed away on Dec. 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Frances Phillips Taft. Devoted father of Sarah Morgan Phillips Taft, Gareth Maxwell Taft, David Taft, Scott Taft, and the late Michael Taft. Brother of Vicki Mahoney, Candi Beneze and her husband Frank, and the late Michael Taft. Brother-in-law of June Phillips and her husband Michael Speer, Michelle Phillips and her husband Robert Krauss, and Michael Phillips. Loving uncle of Kaitlin, Daniella and Andrew Phillips, Phillip and Ronan Kraus. Also survived by many relatives and friends. Funeral Service on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at 10AM at St. John The Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Rd., Wellesley. Visiting hours on Wed., Dec. 20, 2017 at the Faggas Funeral Home, 551 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA from 5PM to 8PM. Relatives and friends invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Exon 20 Group, http://www.exon20group.org. Burial will be private.