Edward Stephens, III

Edward Stephens, III, 76, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

He was the husband of Marilyn O. (Adey) Stephens to whom he was married for 54 years.

Born in Somerville, MA, he was a son of the late Edward and Ellamae (Russell) Stephens, Jr.

Mr. Stephens was a decorated Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1966 graduate of Norwich University in Vermont where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business. He was a sales represented for Shell Oil  for 10 years. Following his employment with Shell Oil, he worked in commercial printing as a salesman for 35 years before retiring.

Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Laurel S. Rosa and her husband Stephen of Rehoboth, Rebecca L. Springer and her husband Damian of Rehoboth,two sons, Edward Stephens, IV and his wife Cindy of Mendon, MA and Adam Stephens of Rehoboth, eight grandchildren, Damian, Ryan, Olivia, Alexis, Samantha, Linsey, Ella and Charlie, three great grandchildren, Julia, Levi and Aviana, sister-in-law’s, Carrol Stephens, Beverly Reber and her husband Marshall, brother-in-law, Richard Adey and his wife Virginia and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Douglas Stephens.

His funeral services will be private. Donations in Edward’s memory can be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

The Funeral Service will livestream at the appropriate time.



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25 entries.
Sally Greene from Weymouth wrote on October 14, 2020 at 6:28 am:
My condolences to the entire family. Ed was always such a pleasure to work with. He had a great sense of humor and many fun stories.
Nancy from Seekok wrote on October 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm:
Ed was a good friend for years. Whenever we were together we did nothing but laugh. Be at peace dear friend til we meet again. Fly high😊❤️
Ann Dailey from Saugus wrote on October 13, 2020 at 3:19 pm:
When you have known someone for 75 years, there is no way to fill the void. Ed was fun, funny, special and a true friend. He was generous to a fault and loved by everyone, Bill and I will miss him terribly. Rest In Peace dear friend.
Douglas Bell from Rehoboth wrote on October 13, 2020 at 1:40 pm:
it was always a great pleasure talking with him at Quarry Brothers. Condolences to the family. RIP Ed
john kras wrote on October 13, 2020 at 8:58 am:
I will never forget the time I was on the beach with Ed in Marco. Had more fun than one person could handle. R I P. Another good man gone too soon.