Richard G. Stevens, 74

Stevie Stevens

Stevie Stevens

Richard G. “Stevie” Stevens, 74, of Bridgton, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at his home with his family at his side.

Stevie was born in Portland on May 7, 1942, the son of Richard G. and Lois (Thompson) Stevens Sr. He attended local schools, graduating from Bridgton High School. He also attended Boston University and Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky.

For most of his career, Stevie worked for U.S. Surgical as a sales rep. For the last 15 years, he owned and operated Stevens Wellspring Group, LLC, an employee assistance program provider. In his earlier years, he and his father also built the Home Care Center, a hardware store in Bridgton, which they owned and operated for several years. Stevie was also very instrumental in restoring the William Perry House on Main Street, a major part of Bridgton’s history.

He enjoyed skiing and was a member of the Jr. Olympics. He also enjoyed water skiing, golf and NASCAR. Stevie also started the first Non-Smoking Day in Maine for the Jaycees.

He married Sharryn Whitmore on Aug. 3, 2013.

Besides his wife of Bridgton, Stevie leaves behind seven children, Richard G. Stevens III and his wife Helene, Christopher Murray Stevens and his wife Ruth, Kristen Stevens O’Brien, Lori A. Stevens, Holly Lane and her husband Curt, Esther and Reginald Watkins; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 29, at the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be at Forest Hills Annex in Bridgton. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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