William (Billy) Hiram Stevens died peacefully on November 10th, 2022, at the age of 89 years old in Concord, New Hampshire. He was born in Newport Maine on January 15th, 1933, at his family home. He came from a large family with 4 sisters and a brother. He graduated from the Robert William Traip Academy in Kittery, Maine in 1951.
He was drafted in 1952 during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany and served in our armed forces for 2 years. After his time in the service, he began working road construction all throughout New England. This is where he met the love of his life Barbara Branka while he assisted her after she had gotten stuck on the newly constructed Route 91 in Vermont. The two married in May of 1958 and lived in various parts of Vermont and New Hampshire before finally settling in Kingston, New Hampshire where they raised two children. He lived in Kingston for 40 years before living in Swanzey, New Hampshire for the last 10 years of his life. He worked road construction for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1995.
When he was not working, he enjoyed a variety of different hobbies such as gardening, bird watching, working on puzzles, visiting casinos, collecting guns and clocks, watching the Red Sox, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara (Branka) Stevens, his parents William and Hazel (Buzzell) Stevens, a brother Norman Stevens, and two sisters Olive Emery, and Margaret Beane. He is survived by his son Michael Stevens of Bangor, Maine, his daughter Shelly Streeter and her husband Michael Hamel of Franklin, New Hampshire, two sisters Doris Cutten of Kittery, Maine and Marilyn Smith of Durham, New Hampshire, Four grandchildren Paige Stevens of New York City, Travis Streeter, of Brattleboro Vermont, Steven Streeter of Brattleboro, Vermont and Eli Stevens of Dover, New Hampshire, he is also survived by 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.