November 25, 2020

Edward Stephens, III


Edward Stephens, III, 76, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

He was the husband of Marilyn O. (Adey) Stephens to whom he was married for 54 years.

Born in Somerville, MA, he was a son of the late Edward and Ellamae (Russell) Stephens, Jr.

Mr. Stephens was a decorated Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1966 graduate of Norwich University in Vermont where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business. He was a sales represented for Shell Oil  for 10 years. Following his employment with Shell Oil, he worked in commercial printing as a salesman for 35 years before retiring.

Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Laurel S. Rosa and her husband Stephen of Rehoboth, Rebecca L. Springer and her husband Damian of Rehoboth,two sons, Edward Stephens, IV and his wife Cindy of Mendon, MA and Adam Stephens of Rehoboth, eight grandchildren, Damian, Ryan, Olivia, Alexis, Samantha, Linsey, Ella and Charlie, three great grandchildren, Julia, Levi and Aviana, sister-in-law’s, Carrol Stephens, Beverly Reber and her husband Marshall, brother-in-law, Richard Adey and his wife Virginia and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Douglas Stephens.

His funeral services will be private. Donations in Edward’s memory can be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.


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