Funeral services for Richard T. Stevenson, Sr., age 74, of
36 Klondike Rd., Ogdensburg, will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 10
a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in
Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday (September 5, 2008) from
2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Stevenson passed away unexpectedly on
Thursday September 4, 2008.
Mr. Stevenson is survived by his wife, Eleanor Marlow
Stevenson; one son, Richard “Rick” Stevenson Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of
Ogdensburg; six daughters, Kathleen Havens, Potsdam, NY, Julie and her husband,
John Strough, Alexandria Bay, NY, Suellen Stevenson, Ogdensburg, Angela and her
husband, Steven Decker, Adams, NY, Linda Stevenson and her companion, Travis
Farmer, Ogdensburg, and Colleen and her husand, Richard Reed, Richville, NY; seventeen
grandchildren, Michelle McGaw, Heather Sovie, Richard Stevenson III, Joshua
Havens, Jordan Havens, Jillian Havens, Dana Strough, Christopher Strough, Tyler
Decker, Jacquelyn Decker, Michael Coppola, Emily Coppola, Nicholas Coppola,
Maria Coppola, Travis Reed, Ashley Reed, and Connor Reed; and seven
great-grandchildren, Izac Sovie, Alexa Kiah, Ian Sovie, Raya McGaw, Addison
Havens, Jace Havens, and Briella McGaw; two sisters, Helen Lawrence and
Catherine (Lucille) Bourbeau; two sisters-in-law, Francis Stevenson, Florida,
and Joan Stevenson, Ogdensburg; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by five brothers; Ralph Stevenson, William Stevenson, Donald Stevenson, Grant
Stevenson, Glendon Stevenson, and six sisters; Anna Morabito, Peggy Stevenson,
Ruth Cunningham, Doris DiFolca, Betty Stevenson and Patricia Perry.
Mr. Stevenson was born in Lisbon, NY on May 25, 1934, the
son of William and Margaret (Farrell) Stevenson. He attended St. Mary’s and
OFA. He married Eleanor Marlow on February 20, 1954 at Notre Dame Church with Mgsr.
Robert Giroux officiating. They would have celebrated their 55th
wedding anniversary. Mr. Stevenson was a
member of Carpenter Local 278. He worked for J.W. Rouse, Gouverneur from
1953-1970. He then worked as Superintendent for North West BOCES. Mr. Stevenson
started his own construction company for which he built several homes (including
three for himself) and businesses, and worked on many remodeling projects. He
retired in 1990. After he retired, he renovated their camp into a permanent
home. He enjoyed his building projects, working on
his home, his family and grandchildren, his daily walks, harassing his
neighbors and daily visits to the Larose’s.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Notre Dame
Heritage Fund or the Morristown/Ogdensburg Rescue Squad.