View Original NoticeWilliam "Billy" H. Stevens

CONCORD, NH – William “Billy” Hiram Stevens died peacefully on November 10, 2022, at the age of 89 years old, in Concord, New Hampshire. He was born in Newport, Maine, on January 15, 1933, at his family home. He came from a large family with 4 sisters and a brother. He graduated from the Robert William Traip Academy in Kittery, Maine, in 1951.
He was drafted in 1952 during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany, and served in our armed forces for 2 years. After his time in the service, he began working road construction all throughout New England. This is where he met the love of his life, Barbara Branka, while he assisted her after she had gotten stuck on the newly constructed Route 91 in Vermont. The two married in May 1958, and lived in various parts of Vermont and New Hampshire before finally settling in Kingston, New Hampshire, where they raised two children. He lived in Kingston for 40 years before living in Swanzey, New Hampshire, for the last 10 years of his life. He worked road construction for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1995.
When he was not working, he enjoyed a variety of different hobbies, such as gardening, bird watching, working on puzzles, visiting casinos, collecting guns and clocks, watching the Red Sox, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara (Branka) Stevens; his parents, William and Hazel (Buzzell) Stevens; a brother, Norman Stevens; and two sisters, Olive Emery and Margaret Beane. He is survived by his son, Michael Stevens of Bangor, Maine; his daughter, Shelly Streeter and her husband, Michael Hamel, of Franklin, New Hampshire; two sisters, Doris Cutten of Kittery, Maine, and Marilyn Smith of Durham, New Hampshire; and four grandchildren, Paige Stevens of New York City, Travis Streeter of Brattleboro, Vermont, Steven Streeter of Brattleboro, Vermont, and Eli Stevens of Dover, New Hampshire. He is also survived by 3 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be attended privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Brain Trauma Foundation. The Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information, please visit