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Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

OBITUARY

Edwina P. Stevens

February 12, 1944October 23, 2019

Edwina Piersig Stevens , 75, of Clinton passed away after a brief illness on October 22, 2019. She was born on February 12, 1944, in Middletown, CT, the daughter of Edwin and Margaret Piersig. She grew up in Killingworth, CT, and graduated from the Morgan High School in 1962.

She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Lyon Stevens of Clinton, CT, in 1964. She and Bob lived in Clinton and it was there they raised their two children. She worked for the Connecticut Water Company and Chesebrough-Ponds before being employed by the Clinton Public School System. After years of service, she earned the title of Food Service Manager where she fed generations of students during her time at the Morgan School. She adored seeing the students each day and made a point to connect with each of them and make them smile. She will be fondly remembered as “The Morgan Lunch Lady,” and never let a student leave her kitchen hungry, regardless of their situation. With this in mind, she initiated the breakfast program at Morgan. She came up with creative ways to spice up the school menu--no student will forget the “Danny Delight,” breakfast sandwich or the “Sloppy Fred,” her alternative to the Sloppy Joe. She worked hard to make the students’ days fun in any way she could. She offered an ice cream sundae bar on Fridays, homemade soups on various days of the week, and a full turkey dinner before Thanksgiving break.

Edwina served on various committees in the town of Clinton, and for many years was a member of the Clinton Cemetery Association. She was the president of the Clinton Cemetery Association during this last year, which was a position she took great pride in.

Edwina was predeceased by her husband Robert Stevens. She is survived by her son Scott Robert Stevens and his husband Dr. Timothy Deahl and her daughter Erin Lee Stevens.

Calling hours will be Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10am-1pm at Swan Funeral Home in Clinton, followed by a private internment at Beaver Brook Cemetery.

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, November 1, 2019

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Jane Scully Welch

October 31, 2019

Oh Edwina....we will never forget the good times and many many laughs we had at The Brilliant and Entertaining Women of Clinton at Scottish Daves, . We celebrated everything, we loved beads and virgins, National Beaver Day, your crazy hat that lighted up and sang our theme song....Bye Bye MissAmerican Pie. What fun we have had . Now we are missing you and JoAnn..we will carry on but it will never be the same. We will miss you but you are forever in our hearts. Be happy with your Bobby...so glad you are together again. I won't cry because you are gone....I smile because you were in my life....farewell my friend until we meet again....is there a good pub in heaven????

Jennifer Murray Alderman

October 30, 2019

Edwina was one of my "other mother's". If I wasn't home, I typically was at her house. She was such an amazing woman, wife & mother. She had a heart of gold and the kindest disposition. She will be forever in my heart.

I love you Mom! Give Dad, and my dad a big hug for me. Much love and big hugs.

To Erin and Scott, thank you for sharing your family with me. It is an honor to call you not just friends, but family. Love you both! 💗

Eleanor Keech

October 30, 2019

Rest In Peace my Dear, Dear friend of over 50yrs.
I will truly miss your company and the talks and laughs that we shared !
Thank you for being my friend, I will miss you!
Till we meet again !
Love, Eleanor

Suzann Antoine (Benedetto)

October 27, 2019

I worked with Edwina at the Water Company. We were friends for years before I moved to California (1967). We had many laughs together and many fun times. I’m so sorry for your loss. Edwina will be missed.

carol sanderson

October 27, 2019

Edwina will always be remembered for her smile and wit! She lit up the kitchen at Morgan. We shared many good laughs while I was working there. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Patty Dow

October 27, 2019

Scott, Tim & Erin, I’m at at a loss for words. I am so very sorry for your loss! For all our loss! I met your mom my first day working at Morgan and we became great friends! She was such a gem and I am going to miss our dinners at Westbrook Lobster and our visits while walking our dog! Scott and I would stop and sit out back and chat! I’m sad we never got to come visit you & Tim Scott. We talked about it all the time! Gone too soon my friend but thank you for 13 yrs of friendship and so many belly laughs! You and your love are back together again♥️

Lynn Stevens

October 25, 2019

So many wonderful times together whenever we could through the years. I still giggle thinking of Bob saying it was a good thing we lived so far apart as the area would not be able to handle us. Some of our best times were at the family farm now called Chamard Vineyards.
Hugs! Lynn

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY