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Warren Stevens

Warren Stevens, 90, husband of the late Josephine A. (Woitowicz) Stevens and former Wenham Treasurer passed away on May 1, 2016 after a long and valiant fight with cancer.

Warren was born June 25, 1925 in Arlington the son of the late Alfred C. and Sigred (Sorby) Stevens,  and was raised  in Wenham. Following graduation from Wenham public schools  he enlisted in the US Navy. During World War II he served honorably on the USS Niobrara and USS Columbus both in the Atlantic and Pacific.  Upon returning from service, he received an accounting degree from Burdett College in 1948.  While working small jobs, he opted to run for Wenham Town Treasurer. In 1956, he successfully won the local election and served as a part time Treasurer until 1960. In October of 1960 he married the late Josephine Woitowicz of Westford with whom he shared the next fifty-three years in marriage. They made their home and raised their family in Andover, moving in  with his son and daughter-in-law in December 2015.

He had  a twenty-five year distinguished career as a senior contract administrator with  the federal government.

Warren  enjoyed traveling, especially on their cruises to Bermuda,  walking  and building model ships. He was an active member of the Alleppo Shrine.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jacky Stevens of Wenham; a sister Ann McAniff of Amesbury; sister-in-laws, Ruth Stevens of Wenham and Sophie Brule of Westford; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

His funeral service with Naval Honors will be held graveside  10:30 am** Wednesday, May 4 in the Wenham Cemetery, Main Street, Wenham. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name  may be made to the Lahey  Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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