READING — A celebration of life for Stephen Michael Turney, Jr., 49 who passed away on Wednesday, April 10 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, surrounded by his family, following a three- year battle with cancer was celebrated on April 13 in Reading at the Reading Town Hall.
He was born March 1, 1964 in Hartford, CT., the son of Stephen M. Turney, Sr., and Mary K. Crowley.
He attended school in East Hartford, Conn., and later Woodstock. He graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1982. After graduation, Stephen joined the US Navy. Later, he went on to earn an Associates Degree from Community College of Vermont.
Stephen was a kind and caring person, a devoted father, and a loving son and brother. He was a talented wood carver, who enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, baseball, and baking bread. But, what he enjoyed most was spending time with his children, Noah and Olivia, his dog Kojak and his three cats.
He is survived by his two children, Noah and Olivia; his mother Mary K. Crowley and his step-father Douglas Carrier of Reading; his father Stephen M. Turney, Sr. and his step-mother Burgunda Gneiting of Valley Springs, Calif; two sisters, Susan Skewes and her husband David of Canaan, N.H., and Laura Blanchette and her husband Marc of Biddeford, ME; two nieces Sophie and Julia Blanchette; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his former wife Jennifer Turney.
The family members wish to express their deepest gratitude to his driver, Karyl McGrotty, his physician, Dr. Dragnev and his team, as well as the DHMC nursing staff at One West.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
This obituary first appeared in the April 18, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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