Larry F. Stevens
Larry F. Stevens
BRANDON — Lawrence F. “Larry” Stevens, age 74, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his home in Brandon.
Larry was born in Norwood, Mass., on September 10, 1939. He was the son of Charles and Ethel (Dumas) Stevens. He came to the Rutland area at an early age with his family. He attended schools in Rutland.
Larry was a member of the Vermont National Guard for four years prior to his enlistment in the United States Navy, where he served four active duty years. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Vermont and furthered his education at Castleton State College. He later earned a certificate as an alcohol abuse counselor. He worked for several years at the Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council. He later joined the staff at Peck Auto in Middlebury for several years. He had worked at Brandon Training School for several years, as the supervisor for the security department. He was forced to retire due to a disability in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, his computer and York Peppermint Patties.
Surviving is his wife, Janice Sumner Stevens of Brandon, whom he married July 29, 1963, in Pittsford, two daughters, Lisa Marie Mahoney and her husband Mike, and Karen Hilton, his son, Larry Stevens II and his wife, Sara, all of Brandon; four grandchildren, Ashleigh Heath and her husband Jeff, Michael Mahoney, Alec Stevens and Jakob Stevens. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Donald Stevens, and three sisters, Ruth Derepentigny, Kathleen Mattison and Carolann Jess.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. The Rev. Robert Bove, pastor of the Brandon Baptist Church, will officiate. The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will follow in the family lot in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends at Brandon American Legion Post #55, for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 8, from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his memory to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Assn. & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.