LEE - Blake E. Stevens, 94, passed away peacefully September 20, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Cummings Health Care Facility. He was born May 31, 1921, in Springfield, the son of Jesse and Lyda (Jipson) Stevens.
Blake served in 1942 in the US Army as a teletype operator and was honorably discharged in 1945. He worked in the woods most of his young life, drove the milk truck for Harold Crocker and in 1963, moved to Connecticut to work at International Silver Rolling Mill. Blake enjoyed fishing, hunting and long rides with many family members. He loved visiting friends and telling stories about the past.
Blake is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Lottie (Spencer) Stevens, of Lee; four girls, Lauralee Stevens, of Lee, Barbara Stevens, of New Britain, Conn., Vickie (Stevens) Thompson and her husband, Doug and Debbie Stevens, both of Wallingford, Conn.; five grandchildren, Marie Cummings and her husband, Mark, of Lincoln, Ron Martin and his wife, Ginger, of Lee, Samantha Thompson, of Wallingford, Conn., Douglas Thompson and fiancée Erica, of Wallingford, Conn., and Blakie, of Bangor; great-grandchildren, Timmy Cummings, of Lincoln, Daisy and Stella Martin, of Lee, and soon to be Blake Oliver Thompson of Wallingford, Conn.; also a special little boy, Dominic; a sister, Hildred Scott, of Springfield; a sister-in-law; several brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Lewis, Wayne and Vernon; sisters, Beulah, Evelyn, Daisy and Thelma; brothers-in-law, Don Scott, Homer Bruce, Phillip Spencer and Wesley Parker; sisters-in-law, Dolores Stevens and Marcia Spencer.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, September 24 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lee. In lieu of flowers, please donate to American Legion Post #77. Condolences may be left at www.clayfuneralhome.com