Dartmouth Funeral Home

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Oscar N. Stebenne

September 3, 1923March 30, 2020

Oscar N. Stebenne, of Dartmouth, 96, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Chapman) Stebenne. He was born in Dartmouth, MA. on September 3, 1923 to the late Alexis and Delia (Morency) Stebenne.

As a long time communicant of St. George Catholic Church, he was baptized there and served as an altar boy. He was honored during the 100th Anniversary of St. George church in 2014 for being the oldest living baptized parishioner.

Oscar attended St. Hyacinth’s Elementary School, Sacred Heart School in New Bedford, and Greater New Bedford Vocational School where he studied electronics, and graduated with the class of 1944. He joined the US Army Air Corps in 1943 and was trained in Fire Control, Instrument Operator Field Artillery and Marksman-Rifle. He was member of the D-Day Landing Force on June 7, 1944 as a member of Battery D 776 Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion. His battles included: Normandy, Rhineland and Central Europe. He returned stateside and was honorably discharge in 1945. He received the following decorations and citations: Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal. He also received the French Legion of Honor medal from the French consulate in Boston, MA in 2004. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to New Bedford where he met his wife Ruth and they were married in November 1947. He worked as a machinist at Morse Cutting Tools for 38 years, retiring in 1985. He served as secretary and steward of his union. He was an active member of the VFW Post 9059 of Dartmouth, the American Legion Post 307, and the Knights of Columbus Council 4373.

Oscar is survived by his four daughters: Audrey of Temple, TX, Claire of New Bedford, MA, Jane of Troy, TX, Marianne of Dartmouth, MA, and his brother Maurice A. Stebenne of Amherst, ME. He also leaves behind his granddaughter Michael Shaffer and her husband Mark of Columbia, SC, his grandson Carson Stebenne of Killeen, TX, and three great grandchildren, Hannah Shaffer, John Shaffer and Ellie Stebenne. He was predeceased by his son, Donald Stebenne of E. Freetown, MA and his sister, Therese Bonneau of Dartmouth, MA.

Oscar loved his social life. He enjoyed his family, cookouts, dancing, bowling, playing cards, his friends at the VFW and tending his vegetable garden. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and fellow veterans.

Oscar's graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 12:00PM in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 559 Mt. Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com


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Diane Golda-Niles

August 4, 2020

Deepest Condolences to
Audrey, Claire, Jane, & Marianne
His presence will be missed by everyone whom had the pleasure of knowing him.
He is now back with your mom and "the Gang", my parents and Uncle Ernie. I can only imagine the Kaos this group is causing now that they're all back together again!. We all remember the Kaos they caused here growing up!
Marianne-"a special note!"
No matter what, your dad wanted to stay at his home and definately could not of had his wish all these years if it wasn't for your devotion and love for him!
I know that I will miss his spunk and smile
Love You.....Uncle Steb

Frances vargas

July 24, 2020

I only met Oscar a few times and know he was a very nice man. His Daughter Marianne took very good care of him and was really devoted to her Father. My sympathy to all the Stebennes Family.R.I >P Oscar

Debra Johansen

April 27, 2020


So sorry for your loss. Wishing you all good memories of your Dad.

Deb & Doug

Donald Harrop

April 21, 2020

So sorry to see this and my condolences to Oscar's family at this time.
I had the honor to know Oscar when we worked together at Morse Cutting Tools. He was a wonderful man and I had known him for many years there. He was a friend for many years.
Rest in peace Oscar you will be missed but your memory lives on.

Joanne Mendes

April 20, 2020

Marianne, Clair, Jane and Audrey,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, Oscar. I have fond memories of growing up in the neighborhood - and I used to see your Dad when I brought Mom to church.
My sympathies, prayers and thoughts are with you.
Joanne Mendes

Linda Giovannini

April 17, 2020

The Dartmouth Memorial Auxiliary would like to give our condolences to the family. We would like to thank Oscar for all that he has done for the auxiliary in the past years. He was truly a friend of our the auxiliary. You will be greatly missed. REST IN PEACE.

Donna Medeiros

April 15, 2020

To my dear friend, When I look over now it is with sadness. I miss your laughter,your teasing with love of course, and your concern for us your neighbor.. I will miss you everyday of my life especially on our birthdays where we would share a little special drink. Love you my dear neighbor. Your Redhead.

Suzanne Lafferty

April 8, 2020

Dear Mr. Stebenne,

Thank you for all the memories throughout the years. The neighborhood will never be the same. I will surely miss all the times I drive up into My driveway, get out and look over into your yard sitting in your chair reading your newspaper under the catalpa tree and yelling over to you.........hey neighbor, then you in response........hey neighbor.
Rest In Peace Mr. Stebenne

Frances Vargas

April 3, 2020

Marianne I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.You took such good care of your dad. I only met him a few times and he was a very nice man.RIP Oscar


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