Brian Steverman, age 71, beloved husband of Diane (Selvidio) Steverman, of Ashaway, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 7th.
Born in Westerly, he was a son of the late James and Frances Steverman.
Brian worked as a chemical engineer and spent most of his career as the Director of Physical Plant for Coventry Public Schools. He attended Immaculate Conception School and was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and Manhattan College. In addition, he served in the National Guard. He was past secretary and an active member of the Bocce and Calabrese Clubs of Westerly and was District Commissioner for the Ashaway Fire District. Like a father to many and known as POPS, Brian's proudest accomplishment was his children and he found most joy in spending time with them along with his grandchildren. He was an upbeat, helpful, dedicated, talented man who loved his yard and exploring the outdoors, traveling, good food and spending time fishing or with family at Napatree on his boat. He also loved playing and coaching sports and was as an avid New England sports fan.
He leaves his wife Diane; his daughter Sarah of Westerly; his son Brian (Lauren) and their two daughters of Hanover, MA; two brothers, Edward of Ft. Collins, CO and Jay (Sandra) of Truckee, CA; and two stepdaughters, Emily (Alan) and their daughter and son of Mooresville, NC, and Amanda (Mitch) and their son of San Diego, CA.
Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 13th, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Victory Church, 169 Main St., Ashaway. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Brian Steverman can be made to the Closer to Free Fund, which jointly supports Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Yale Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Closer to Free Fund and mail to P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508. Please include the honoree's name on the memo line. Secure online gifts can be made at https://www.givetoynhh.org/closertofree
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com