Mr. Charles Donald Stevens, 86, of North Andover, formerly of Middleton and North Stratford, N.H., beloved husband of the late Virginia (Dutton) Stevens, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Sutton Hill Center. Born in North Stratford, N.H., he was the son of the late Aaron and Flora (Hapgood) Stevens. He was raised and educated in North Stratford, N.H. An honorably discharged veteran, Charles served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Stevens had been employed as a Manager at Allen and Bacon Publishing Company until the time of his retirement, when he and his wife Jini moved to North Stratford, N.H. to the Stevens family homestead. A longtime resident of the town of Middleton, Charles was a member of the Middleton Congregational Church and was active in Masonic Circles having been a member of Amity|Mosaic Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Danvers. Charles is survived by his daughters, Lisa Dissler and her husband Scott of Chelmsford and Julie Stevens Candelaria and her husband Chris of Salem, his son, Jeffery R. Stevens of Middleton, his grandchildren, Jay Stevens, Brett, Christopher, Jessica and Noel Dissler and Katie and Billy McCormick, his sister, Mary Stevens of California, his brother, Clark Stevens of Iowa and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Phoebe Stevens and Larry Stevens. A memorial service will be held in the end of July 2010, in North Stratford, N.H., at the Stevens family homestead. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-ODonnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Route 62) Danvers; 978-774-6600. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Charles memory to the residents fund at Sutton Hill Center 1801 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA 01845.
Published in The Tri-Town Transcript - Boxford from Jun. 14 to Jun. 21, 2010.