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Norman O. Stevens

1933 - 2015 JACKSONVILLE Norman O. Stevens passed away peacefully at his home on July 2, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on June 29, 1933 in Proctor, VT; the son of Grace and Elliott Stevens of Pittsford, VT. Norman married Stella Allen on June 7, 1958 in Jacksonville. Norman graduated from Pittsford-Barstow High School in 1951, UVM in 1955 and Keene State College in 1970 with a Masters in Educational Administration. He taught at Whitingham HS, Chelsea HS, Chester HS; he served as Principal at Green Mountain Union HS and as Housemaster at Mill River Union HS. Norman held various positions in the Vermont Headmasters' Association and the National Association for Secondary school principals. In 1984, he was selected Vermont Principal of the Year and in 2012 was inducted into the Vermont Principal's Association Hall of Fame. He retired to Jacksonville in 1993. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Unity Lodge #89 and the Whitingham Selectboard. Norman loved his family and was fortunate to have them a short distance from his home in Jacksonville. He also enjoyed gardening & cutting wood for the winter, the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics, and above all, spending time with his family. Norman is survived by his wife, Stella, of 57 years. His children, Michael (Robin) of Jacksonville, Pamela (Kevin) Grimard of Turners Falls, MA, Debra (Steve) Avison of Bondville, VT, Cheryl (Wayne) Hammond of Ludlow, VT, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He leaves his brother, Elliott of Rutland, VT and is survived by several nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his sisters, Eleanor Rawson of Greenfield, MA and Marilyn Stewart of FL. SERVICES: A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Jacksonville Community Church at 2p.m. There will be no calling hours, but friends and family are welcome to stop by his home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Jacksonville Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Jacksonville, VT 05342 or the Guy Hawkins Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 175 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences, please visit : www.sheafuneralhomes.com the family has entrusted services to the care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, Wilmington, VT.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on July 4, 2015
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