Stephen J. Lema 56 of Anthony Street, East Providence died Tuesday August 21, 2012 at his home. Born in Providence he was a son of Edwin Lema and the late Beatrice (Brahm) Lema. Stephen was a driver for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. Besides his father he leaves two sons, Christopher J. and Stephen J. Lema Jr., one daughter, Shelby Gonsalves, three grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Sandbach and one brother, Richard Lema. His funeral services will be private.