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Thomas F. Stevens

Milford, Massachusetts

January 15, 1927 - January 15, 2021

Thomas F. Stevens Obituary

Thomas F. Stevens of Hopedale passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021 (his 94th birthday) at Countryside Health Care Facility of Milford, after a long and wonderful life. He was the husband of the late Marie E. (Tusino) Stevens who passed away in September 2013, and to whom he was married for 57 years. Tom graduated from Marlboro High School in 1945, where he held letters in three sports, and was inducted into the “Sports Hall of Fame Football Team” class of 1944 (a team that was not only undefeated, but barely scored upon). Following graduation, Tom was invited to tryouts for the then Boston Braves, but Uncle Sam had an alternative plan and instead Tom went overseas where he served in the WWII reconstruction of Germany. When Tom returned from Germany, he graduated from Becker College and went on to work for General Motors in Framingham, and then at the former Marlboro Plumbing and Heating Supply Company until his retirement in 1987. Tom’s retirement job was perhaps his favorite, driving a school bus for Milford Schools until 2005, which his late wife Marie also did in retirement. It was common to see Tom behind the wheel of a big orange bus, smiling as he drove kids around town and to high school sporting events. For many years Tom and Marie owned a second home in Las Vegas, NV where they enjoyed many visits from family and friends. Tom was a member of the Marchegiano Club of Milford, the Italian-American Veteran's Club of Milford, the former North Uxbridge Italian American Club. Tom enjoyed all sports, in particular baseball and football, as well as gardening, playing cards and visits to the casinos. Tom was born Marlboro to the late John and Marianthi (Mullo) Stevens and lived in Marlboro, Milford, Las Vegas and Hopedale. Tom is survived by his children John J. Stevens of Franklin, Joseph A. Stevens and his wife Lisa A. (Shaner) Stevens of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Lori A. Stevens of Hopedale and her partner Thomas E. Watson, Jr.; as well as his grandchildren, Rosalie Stevens and Anna Stevens of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was predeceased by his brother George Chekani, his sisters; Vasilica (Vicki) Jarras, Tefta Stevens and Theodora (Teddi) Stevens. Please join the family on Friday July 30, 2021 at 1pm for a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the Italian-American World War Veterans of the United States, Post #40, 4 Hayward Field, Milford, MA to Honor Thomas F. Stevens who passed away on January 15, 2021, his 94 th Birthday (In the height of the COVID pandemic). There will be a brief celebration service, followed by lunch. All friends and family are invited and welcome to attend, but please RSVP no later than Friday July 23 rd *** RSVP to Loristevens07@comcast.net In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of brave and compassionate work they do so well, please make a donation to Countryside Health Care of Milford. http://www.countrysidehc.org.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Thomas F. Stevens hosted by Buma Funeral Homes.

Thomas F. Stevens of Hopedale passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021 (his 94th birthday) at Countryside Health Care Facility of Milford, after a long and wonderful life. He was the husband of the late Marie E. (Tusino) Stevens who passed away in September 2013, and to whom he was married for 57 years. Tom graduated from Marlboro High School in 1945, where he held letters in three sports, and was inducted into the “Sports Hall of Fame Football Team” class of 1944 (a team that was not only undefeated, but barely scored upon). Following graduation, Tom was invited to tryouts for the then Boston Braves, but Uncle Sam had an alternative plan and instead Tom went overseas where he served in the WWII reconstruction of Germany. When Tom returned from Germany, he graduated from Becker College and went on to work for General Motors in Framingham, and then at the former Marlboro Plumbing and Heating Supply Company until his retirement in 1987. Tom’s retirement job was perhaps his favorite, driving a school bus for Milford Schools until 2005, which his late wife Marie also did in retirement. It was common to see Tom behind the wheel of a big orange bus, smiling as he drove kids around town and to high school sporting events. For many years Tom and Marie owned a second home in Las Vegas, NV where they enjoyed many visits from family and friends. Tom was a member of the Marchegiano Club of Milford, the Italian-American Veteran's Club of Milford, the former North Uxbridge Italian American Club. Tom enjoyed all sports, in particular baseball and football, as well as gardening, playing cards and visits to the casinos. Tom was born Marlboro to the late John and Marianthi (Mullo) Stevens and lived in Marlboro, Milford, Las Vegas and Hopedale. Tom is survived by his children John J. Stevens of Franklin, Joseph A. Stevens and his wife Lisa A. (Shaner) Stevens of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Lori A. Stevens of Hopedale and her partner Thomas E. Watson, Jr.; as well as his grandchildren, Rosalie Stevens and Anna Stevens of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was predeceased by his brother George Chekani, his sisters; Vasilica (Vicki) Jarras, Tefta Stevens and Theodora (Teddi) Stevens. Please join the family on Friday July 30, 2021 at 1pm for a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the Italian-American World War Veterans of the United States, Post #40, 4 Hayward Field, Milford, MA to Honor Thomas F. Stevens who passed away on January 15, 2021, his 94 th Birthday (In the height of the COVID pandemic). There will be a brief celebration service, followed by lunch. All friends and family are invited and welcome to attend, but please RSVP no later than Friday July 23 rd *** RSVP to Loristevens07@comcast.net In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of brave and compassionate work they do so well, please make a donation to Countryside Health Care of Milford. http://www.countrysidehc.org.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Thomas F. Stevens hosted by Buma Funeral Homes.

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