INDIAN TOWNSHIP – George Stevens Jr, 92, passed away peacefully Monday, July 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. George was born in Lewiston, January 5, 1922, son of George and Elizabeth Stevens. Upon the untimely death of his mother, George was raised by his aunt Seraphine Lola Stevens in Pleasant Point.
After attending school George entered the Conservation Corps at the age of 17 and eventually enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving during WWII. Following the war George returned home to Indian Township and completed his high school education. He worked at Quoddy Lumber in Princeton and then for Georgia Pacific in Baileyville, retiring with over 20 years of service. Following his retirement at GP George became the Public Works Director for Indian Township in 1972, a position he held until his passing. George was ordained as Deacon on June 14, 1998, part of the first class of permanent Deacons for the Portland Diocese. He faithfully served the church communities of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish and was honored to travel to the Vatican for the Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in 2012. George served several terms as the Tribal Representative to the Maine State Legislature beginning 1949. He enjoyed taking his dogs for walks and performing communion for local shut-ins and the sick and elderly.
In addition to his parents, his aunt, Seraphine, George was predeceased by his loving wife, Pauline Ann (LaCoote); two children, Maryellen Stevens and Augustine Stevens Sr.; two grandchildren, Gerald and Wendy Lank; Seraphine Lola Steven’s daughter, Anna Lola, whom George was raised with; and several of his siblings. Surviving are 15 children, Betty LePage and husband, Herb of Skowhegan, Kevin Stevens and wife, Eleanor, Harry Stevens, Charles Stevens, Beverly Stevens, Seraphine Bassett, Benjamin Stevens, Regina Stevens, Garry Stevens and wife, Donna, Richard Stevens, Gerald Stevens, Judy Stevens, Millie Sockabasin and husband, Henry, Norman Stevens, and Ashley Stevens, all of Indian Township; over 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, John Stevens and wife, Carol of Indian Township; a sister, Millie Yatroussis and husband, John of FL; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful canine companion Molly.
Visiting hours will begin 6 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at his home at 116 US Route 1, Indian Township, until 2 p.m. Sunday. Visiting hours will then continue at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais beginning 5 p.m. Sunday until 10 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Most Rev. Robert Deeley, J.C.D., with Rev. Robert Lupo, Pastor of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish concelebrating, 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Calais. Burial will follow in the Tribal Cemetery, Peter Dana Point. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com