Raymond John Stevens, 79, of Colchester, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on October 22, 1938, he was the son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Leary) Stevens. Raymond was a proud veteran, having served with the US Air Force from 1956 – 1960. He married his beloved wife, Jeanne Archambault on June 26, 1958. The couple moved from Wethersfield to Colchester in 1960, where they made their home and raised their family. Raymond was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a lifelong member of the Wethersfield Game Club and he was also a member of the Colchester Fish and Game Club. Most importantly, he will be remembered by his family as a loving and devoted husband and father. In addition to his wife of 60 years, he will be remembered with love by his daughter, Tracy and her husband Edgar Girouard of East Haddam; six grandchildren, Krystle (Daniel) Petersen, Lyndsi (John) Klimasewiski, Samantha Phillips (Steven Botsch), Taylor Stevens, Nicholas Girouard, Joseph Girouard; three great grandchildren, Riley, Mckinley, Sawyer; and numerous extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Mark and Kenneth.
Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, August 20th from 5 – 7 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 21st at 10:30 AM, directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester. Burial will follow in New St. Andrew Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester Hayward Vol. Fire Dept. 52 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester 06415. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com.
Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Department
52 Old Hartford Road, Colchester CT 06415