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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 53 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 25-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; sisters-in-law, Ruth Stevens of Wenham and Sophie Brule of Westford; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His funeral service with Naval Honors was held graveside 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Wenham Cemetery, Main Street, Wenham. Family and friends attended. 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 St., Framingham, MA 01701. To leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  May 3, 2016
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