1922 - 2022
VisitationJanuary 14, 2022
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA 01863
FuneralJanuary 15, 2022
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford
He was married to Edna H. (Hersey) Stevens for 75 years who predeceased him on February 19, 2019.
Born in Piermont, NH on August 11, 1922, he was the son of the late William R. and Myrtie M. (Robie) Stevens. He was a graduate of Bradford Academy in Bradford, VT with the class of 1941, and Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, VT with the class of 1942.
One of Robie’s passions was farming, caring for and tending to the animals. Working in his earlier days on the Elm Haven Farm in Dunstable, then at the Skyfield Farm in Groton, while working in his own yard, sharing his love with his children and grandchildren.
He then worked as a manager at Wang Laboratories in Lowell, retiring in 1986.
Giving back to his community was a must for Robie. Doing it without expecting anything in return was always his way of living.
Robie volunteered at the Dunstable-Tyngsboro Lion’s Club, (Receiving the highest award, the Melvin Jones Award), Dunstable Grange #13, The Dunstable Fire Department, Senior Citizens Club, Council on Aging, and Water Department, Nashua Senior Center and Apple Valley Care Center. You could always find him helping and supporting others, holding many leadership positions as well.
Robie leaves behind 4 children, Richard Stevens (Helen) of Brooksville, FL, Joyce Imig (William) of Denver, CO, Jayne Girouard (Peter) of Dunstable, MA, and Karen Stevens of Dunstable, and ten grandchildren, James Stevens, Jill Desfosses, Sara Zolik, Scott Imig, Kari Campbell, Steven Imig, Peter Girouard, Carl Girouard, Zeb Tim Girouard, Curtis Fournier, fourteen greatgrandchildren, Scott, Adam, Maya, Tucker, Jaime, Kevin, Nicholas, Landon, Adler, Wesley, Blane, Peter, Matthew, Benjamin, and one great-greatgrandchild Nora. Also leaves a brother, Donald Stevens of N. Haverhill, NH, sisters-in-laws, Ruth Rogers, and Marion Taylor of Dunstable, MA, and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by greatgrandchildren Jordan, Elsie, and Arlo, brothers Edward and Alfred Stevens, sister-in-law Barbara Stevens.
Family and friends were a big part of his life. He always had time to listen or help and support anyone who needed him. Helping his grandson Timmy making it to the bus on time was one of his most challenging roles. They joked about designing a zip line from his bedroom to the bus stop.
Robie’s visiting hours will be Friday 3 to 6 PM. Masks Required. Funeral Service Saturday at 11 A.M. at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. You may attend the service in-person or virtually at www.dolanfuneralhome.com. Burial in Central Cemetery, Dunstable. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Dunstable-Tyngsboro Lions Club, or Town of Dunstable/Recreation, 511 Main St Dunstable, MA 01827. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.