Marie E. (Tusino) Stevens, 83, of Hopedale died Tues. Sept. 10, 2013 in the Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. She was the wife of the Thomas F. Stevens. Mrs. Stevens was a Special Needs teacher's aide in the Milford school system for many years retiring in 2000. She had previously been employed at the former Telechron Co. in Ashland and had also been a hairdresser and manager of the hair salon at the former Grants store in Milford. Marie was born Feb. 20, 1930 in Milford the daughter of the late Joseph and Degna (Pillarella) Tusino and had lived most of her life in Milford before moving to Hopedale three years ago. She was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1949 and the Hairdressers School in Boston. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary May 6, 2013. Marie was a member of St. Marys Church in Milford and was a loving grandmother. For many years Mr. & Mrs. Stevens owned a second home in Las Vegas, NV where they enjoyed many visits from family and friends. In addition to her husband Thomas, she is survived by two sons; John J. Stevens of Milford, and Joseph A. and his wife Lisa Stevens of Cape Elizabeth, ME, , one daughter; Lori Stevens of Hopedale, one sister, Norma Stilwell of Honolulu, HI, 2 grandchildren, Rosalie Stevens and Anna Stevens, both of Cape Elizabeth, ME and many nieces. She was predeceased by her sister; Jean Personis. Visiting hours will be Fri. Sept. 13, 2013 from 5-8 PM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sat. Sept. 14, 2013 at 9 AM from the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Marys Church, 19 Winter St., Milford. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, c/o ICU 14 Prospect St. Milford, MA 01757. www.bumafuneralhome.com
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Published in Milford Daily News on Sept. 12, 2013