Stephen Locke Caverly


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Corinth - Stephen Locke Caverly passed to his heavenly home on August 12, 2019. Born May 18, 1935 in Skowhegan, Maine son of Pauline and Irvin C. Caverly.
Joining the Army after high school, he served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired after 27 years with rank as Master Sergeant. He worked as a correction officer at Charleston and prerelease in Bangor for several years before retiring.
Steve is survived by his wife Arlene Caverly; daughter Melissa and husband Noel; and granddaughter Erica Topping all of Corinth, Maine; also brothers Irvin (Buzz) Caverly of Corinth and Timothy Carverly of Millinocket, Maine; nieces Cathy Caverly of Bradford and Tammy Foss of Lagrange, Maine; also many great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Janice Caverly.
Steve was a hard working man with a kind heart and will be missed by his family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at the Corinthian Cemetery in Corinth on Tuesday, August 20th at 1:00 P.M. Arrangements by Thompson Funeral Home.
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MSG Don Ettinger retired
Sep 14, 2019
Worked with Steve at Army recruiting in Bangor. Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers are with his family.
William Bentley, MSG, U.S. Army Retired
Sep 14, 2019
R.I.P Top, working for you was an experience I will never forget.
Joseph Lajoie
Aug 20, 2019
I knew steve back in 1960 we were stationed in caibou at a nike sight. I was a new private in the army and he was SP5 he was very friendly and out going. A good friend. I left the army for a couple of years and then reenlisted Steve was reenlisting sargent in bangor . I saw steve one more time about 20years later after he retired from the army. Still the same friendly pleasant guy. Sory to hear of his passing.
Pamela Wright
Aug 16, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss
Mary Louis Davitt
Aug 16, 2019
Mr. Caverly was also a student to be remembered. He was conscientious, courteous and kind and open-minded. He was also conciliatory when disagreements arose in class discussion. He is remembered as a student as much for his kindness as for his hard work.
Mary Louis Davitt
former Instructor UMA-Bangor
Kevin Perry
Aug 15, 2019
Steve was my first supervisor at Charleston Correctional Facility. He was an interesting person to work with.Their were times I was surprised by his humor when I messed up something.I am glad he found humor the time I accidently keyed the mike on the radio at an inopportune time. I will never forget his philosophy on some things. Steve was a complex person. He will be remembered because of his complexity.
Noel Topping
Aug 15, 2019
There is a sound indelibly imprinted in my soul, that sound, is Steve's laughter ... You could be in another part of the house or outside for that matter ... but trailing across anyone within ear shot would be his ever present laughter. It may have rolled on longer than your average laugh, but it gave you time to enjoy it and smile WITH him. I will miss that sound most.
Cathy Caverly
Aug 14, 2019
Uncle Steve will be dearly missed. I hadn't seen him much in recent years, but whenever I did he had a greeting of "Hello Cathleen!" for me - a joke going back to my childhood when he called me "Cathleen" to tease me, I would repeatedly tell him "My name is Cathy not Leen". I will miss hearing his voice calling me "Cathleen".
Love to Aunt Arlene, Missy and family.
Aug 14, 2019