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Richard Stevenson, Sr.

Stevenson, Richard

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.

3 Condolences

  • Sandy Grausam(Matthews) Posted September 5, 2008 3:33 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our thoughts & prayers.

    Jim,Sandy, Jennifer, Katie & Mary

  • Heather Bouchey Posted September 6, 2008 4:15 PM

    Eleanor and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We had such a nice time staying at your camp last summer. Sending much positive energy to you, Colleen, and the rest of your family; hoping that you find strength and peace in the comfort of family/friends during this sad time.

    Heather Bouchey, Tom Delaney, & Bryn Bouchey-Delaney

  • Mike LaRose Posted September 7, 2008 3:10 AM

    Mr. Stevenson was a great guy and was loved by many, many people. I knew him for many years since he moved next to my parents house. Every time I talked to him (although I don’t get up to NY much) he would make me laugh. He would always be there to help us out on whatever projects my Dad had for me when I was up there. If my Dad didn’t have the tool (which is pretty hard to believe) Dick had it. I remember a couple summers ago when we were rebuilding our dock and Dick had an extra wheelbarrow that we needed (the one we had had a pretty flat tire!!) to haul the rocks for the cribs that Dick, Dad, Craig and I were filling up. I was amazed when he opened up the storage shed he had beneath their house as it was full of tools (and I love tools!! – p.s. this is for my wife!). I remember the camp (or foundation) that they built their house on as I used to hang out with the old owners. The house that they build was awesome. Over the years they built a beautiful house and I was amazed when I first went in it. Eleanor is a wonderful lady and all I have to say is that Dick will be in my memory forever, especially my Dad’s as I know they became very good friends over the years and he will be dearly missed. My Mom and Dad will miss the yelps from Dick passing by just to make sure that they knew he was there and was looking out!! Dick, all our love from the family (thanks again for giving us the camp for Zac’s wedding), take care, and know that you are in our thoughts every day…….We dearly miss you…

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