Stephen's Story

LEE - Stephen D. Currier, 64, born February 19, 1951 in Old Town, ME, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015, with family by his side.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 37 years, Madeline (McInnis) Currier. He would say he left behind the three most awesomest daughters of all time, Liane (Currier) Ivno, Laura (Currier) Wimmer and Joan Wasser. Liane, along with husband Igor, reside in Millbury, MA with their two children, Maksim and Maria, who will fondly remember their "Popi trapping them" with his legs as well as their owling adventures in the woods. Laura, along with husband, Wilson, reside in Hudson, NH with their two children, Dean and Dani. Dean will always hold a very special place in 'Popi's' heart. He will fondly remember his birthday fishing trip on the Penobscot, ('Popi' always hated that Dean caught more fish). Dani will greatly miss teasing 'Popi' with her 'bay'. Lastly, Joan resides in Brooklyn, NY and is obviously the one who received his much talked about musical talent.

Steve also leaves behind numerous siblings. Sisters, Patsy Coro and husband Norman, of AZ, Carol Jaques and husband Peter, of Belfast, ME/FL, Janet Quick and late husband Larry, of AR, and brothers, Mike Wark of Phippsburg, ME and lastly, Ken Currier, of 'up North' ME. He leaves behind many special nieces and nephews. The number of close friends is too numerous to list.

He is predeceased by his parents John and Florence Currier of Orono, ME and older brother Donald Currier.

As a young man, Steve loved the wilderness. In his early teens, with the help from his mentor Bill West, he located a piece of land in Lee that would be his sacred spot for the rest of his life. As he grew, gardening, trapping, hunting and fishing top secret locations were his passions. He was a logger for many years, an animal control officer, a Master Maine Guide and was a Top Lot trapper for North American Fur Harvesters Association. The pride for his bountiful garden and manicured lawn (laun) were known to many; people came from all around for his corn each fall.

Steve will be remembered for many things. His love of his wife's tasty desserts, and Little Debbie cakes when those desserts were gone, long walks in the woods looking for tracks and antlers, his love of Moxie, watching his daughters play sports in school, fried Spam, family games with his children (Scrabble was a favorite), wool socks worn with rubber boots even in the hot summer, his unwavering love of the Red Sox and Patriots, his fondness for mashed potatoes, cut-throat cribbage games with Tom, his daily scratch-off habit, and his willingness to help out a friend at any time.

We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at CHCS Hospice and BNRC and Steve would want to send out a fist bump to the wonderful nurses at BNRC.

A viewing will be held at Clay Funeral home, Lincoln, ME on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2 PM, followed by a short service. A gathering for family and close friends will immediately follow at the Currier home in Lee. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up an account in his memory at Key Bank, 107 W. Broadway, Lincoln, ME 04457.

Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
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