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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

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Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 11 to Sep. 12, 2018.
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September 6, 2019
It has been 1 year since we lost our dear father, friend, counselor and hero. We appreciate all the heartfelt condolences that you have sent our way. It still doesn't seem real that he is gone but his legacy lives on every day. Tomorrow I will take a walk on the beach in Weekapaug which was one of his favorite activities and spots. I invite you to take a peaceful walk on the beach tomorrow for POPS! All our love to all whose lives he touched-Brian and Sarah
September 5, 2019
Brian was a good man with a lot of heart. He cared and his actions reflected this. My students and classroom were often visited by Brian and he did so many nice things for them. I think of him often.
Claudia Klingensmith
Coworker
August 13, 2019
Brian will be missed he was instrumental in how I grew up , he was my big brother, a mentor and friend. he along with Barbara, Sara and Brian were my secondary family.
JOHN BROWN
January 31, 2019
Dear Steverman Family, I just learned of Brian's passing in a Manhattan College alumni publication and was saddened by the news. You all have my sincere sympathy.
When I was a freshman from a small town in upstate NY, Brian, then a senior, was assigned as my roommate. It was a glitch in planning by the college that brought two students at such different places in their tenure together. It didn't take long to regard Brian as a mentor and someone who always looked out for me and the other frosh on our floor. Brian was a Chemical Engineering honors student who I looked up to but could never emulate at the time. Before the age of internet and cell phones it was difficult to keep in touch. The last time we got together was when he returned to NYC the year after his graduation to watch a Mets game with some of his old friends. We had a great day at the ballpark. I didn't realize at the time but it would be the last time we would see each other. He's always been someone I remember as a good friend. He was such a good man.
Jim DeZolt
October 9, 2018
Dear Diane, Sarah, Brian & family....
Thinking of you all with Brian's passing. A month has passed and yet it is hard to believe that he is looking down on us instead of sitting on the porch. I still look for my neighbor to be sitting on the front porch giving us a wave as we drive by. Hold close all the special memories you have shared with him and always feel his presence with you each and every day. He will always live within your heart.
Surrounding you all with love and caring.
With our deepest sympathy,
Ralph Kenyon
Kathy Niles
142 Main Street
September 27, 2018
To the Steverman Family, I am saddened to recently hear of Brian's passing. I too remember Brian's bright smile and ready laugh during our younger neighborhood days and at ICS. Sorry for your family's untimely loss of a good man. My condolences and may Brian rest in peace.
Tom Pizza
September 16, 2018
Brian was a wonderful, caring man. I had the pleasure of working with him when I taught Special Ed at Coventry High School. It was always a pleasure to see his smiling face at the classroom door. He had a deep concern for the welfare of the students. He will be missed. God bless you, Brian for all your warmth and dedication to making this world a better place.
Claudia Klingensmith
September 13, 2018
Diane and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time. Brian was such a great person and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed. Let happy memories you had with him bring you comfort and peace.
Al & Patti Morrone
September 12, 2018
Remembering Brian, always a gentleman and a true professional in every way. It was a pleasure working with Brian for many years in Coventry. My deepest sympathy go out to the family. His kind has no substitute, and we all have been blessed to have known him. Rest in peace, my friend.
James DiPrete
September 12, 2018
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
September 12, 2018
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September 12, 2018
Brian, was the best boss That I ever work for. Rest In Peace
Brian Alexander
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September 12, 2018
RIP Brian. Prayers to the family.
Christine Dennehey-Odgers
September 12, 2018
Jane Lamb
September 12, 2018
Always in my heart

With love,

Your little girl
Sarah
September 11, 2018
Diane, Brian, Sarah, my deepest sympathy to you all. I have so many fond memories of Brian, he was a great guy. May he Rest In Peace.
Nancy Murano
September 11, 2018
Brian, words can't express what you meant to me. I hope you rest easy and know you won't ever be forgotten.
Jason Martin
Friend
September 11, 2018
Sarah, you and your family are in my prayers at this difficult time.
Denise Beaulieu
September 11, 2018
May the hand of the Lord rest gently upon you Brian and soon bring to you His promised peace. To all of his family and friends we will sadly miss such a wonderful person who have touch our lives in many ways. Peace be with you Brian and I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven.
God Bless!
David Caires
September 11, 2018
Thank you for all the good times, your smile warms my heart. Gone but not forgotten.
Sandy Hart
September 11, 2018
That smile brightens my heart, you will be deeply missed my dear friend. Thank you for all the great times and all the laughs. Gone but never forgotten. Sympathy to Diane and family.
Sandy Hart
September 11, 2018
That smile brightens my heart. Thank you for all the great times, rest on my dear friend. You will be missed by all.
Sandy Hart
September 11, 2018
Brian was a friend and classmate at immaculate conception school. To his wife Diane and children my sincere condolences. My he rest in peace
Henry Boeniger
September 11, 2018
Our love and deepest sympathy to Diane, Sarah and Victor, Brian and Lauren and the little granddaughters. ❤Betsy andDon
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Betsy Mercer
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September 11, 2018
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE STEVERMAN FAMILY. ONE OF YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVMENTS BESIDE YOUR CHILDREN,WERE ALL THE FRIENDS YOU MADE THRU OUT THE YEARS. I FOR ONE WAS ONE OF THEM, AND I CAN REMEMBER,THE GREAT TIMES WE USED TO HAVE, AS I LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE, WITH THAT GREAT SMILE, I KNOW THAT YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN COMPLETE. I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND AND WILL THINK OF YOU OFTEN AS YOU, WERE THE BEST OF THE BEST.
John LaPlante
September 11, 2018
Thank you for being a great friend and always with great advise when we needed it. You will be sadly missed by us dearly. Steve and lorraine
Steve and lorrine Hart
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