David B. Stevens, 83, longtime resident of Boylston, passed away peacefully yet unexpectedly on Monday, February 1, 2021 at UMass Memorial Hospital.
He leaves his beloved wife of 63 years, Rejeanne M. (Blais); his children: James P. Stevens and his wife Sharon, of Myrtle Beach, SC, D. Scott Stevens, of Valatie, NY, Bonnie J. Garceau and her husband Daniel, of Princeton, Claudine M. Ballard and her husband Stephen, of Hubbardston, and Thomas G. Stevens and his wife Nemia, of Worcester; fifteen grandchildren: Kelly Brewer, James Stevens, and Adam Stevens, all of North Carolina, Jessica Adams, Danielle Stevens, David E. Stevens, and Andrew S. Stevens, of New York, Deanna Garceau, of Swanzey, NH, Kyle Garceau of Westminster, Ashley Brotherton, and Amber Garceau, all of Princeton, Stephen Ballard, Jr., and Meghan Rosseel, Brian Ballard, and Sean Ballard, all of Hubbardston; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two more bundles of joy coming soon; three siblings, Roberta (Stevens) Wolanski, Gerald L. Stevens, and Sherrill L. (Stevens) McKeon, all of Worcester. Along with his parents, the late Robert R. Stevens (1974) and Sybil W. (Gardner) Stevens (1997), David was predeceased by his brother Everett G. Stevens, who passed in 2000.
Born, raised, and educated in Worcester, David was a graduate of South High School, prior to beginning his college career. He graduated from New England School of Accounting and Clark University Evening Division with a BSBA in Accounting. David held several notable positions for local companies, especially his career as Vice President at Northern Mortgage Company in Boylston, from 1981 to 1995, then becoming President of Mortgage Training Solutions, from which he retired in 2002.
David formerly belonged to the Retired Men’s Club of Greendale and more recently a member of the Worcester Fish Club. Keeping busy after retirement, he founded Seniors on the Go, a travel club for retirees like himself, and became a consultant for Collette Travel out of Pawtucket RI. He also conducted computer training classes for Shrewsbury Senior Center for several years. Anyone who knew Dave realized how much he loved gardening, card playing, his beloved fish pond and his many indoor aquariums.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (stjude.org/donate).
Relatives and friends are invited to David’s funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 8, 2021 at St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross Street, Boylston. Masks and social distancing measures will be required. Entombment will be held privately at Notre Dame Mausoleum in Worcester. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with arrangements.