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John W. Stevens

August 11, 1933 — July 22, 2023

Indian Township

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John Wallace Stevens passed away peacefully at Calais Community Hospital on Saturday July 22, 2023, surrounded by family. John was born at Peter Dana Point on August 11, 1933.

John was predeceased by his parents George and Mariah Stevens, his daughter Ann Socobasin, his brothers Eugene Stevens, George Stevens Jr., Richard (Dickie) Stevens, Benjamin Stevens, and sisters Madeline Paul, Rita Ranco, Phyllis Sabattus, and grandson Chris Francis, granddaughters Mary Socoby, Tonya Socoby, Felicia Tomah, Abigail Francis; and special niece Shirley Cogswell, Lorraine Gabriel, Maryellen Stevens and special nephews George Sabattus and Cheyenne Muwin.

He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Carol Stevens, Children Adrien Stevens and sons, Lance and Bronson Roberts; Bernadette, and special son-in-law Gene Francis, grandkids Shawn and wife Patty Socoby , Zou and wife Leeann Francis; Justin Lola and kids Wynona Lola, Rick A Dana II, Nakoma Lola and Justin Lola; Elona Muwin and daughter Tiffany Socoby ; and Mike Dwelley and daughter Lacey and husband Eagle Piper, Mark Dwelley and children Andrew and wife Emily Dwelley, Jeremy and wife Emma Dwelley, and Tori  and husband Joe Harnois,  Tom Dwelley,  wife Jessica and daughter Jordan and husband Bryce Korb. Grandsons Roger and wife Lisa, Joseph and wife Jennifer, John and companion Stephanie, Granddaughter Maddy Moore and son Sebastian, and sister Mildred Yatrousis.

John was a proud veteran of the US Military. He honorably served his country as a member of the US Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954. He earned honor and distinction for his service on the front lines of the Korean War. 

After his time in the Marine Corps, John came home and became one of the longest serving Passamaquoddy Chiefs since the mid 1800’s. When John was not chief, he was elected to the tribal council, devoting more than 40 years to his community. He served on various committees such as Native American Rights Fund, Commissioner of Maine Indian Affairs, President of TRIBES Tribal High School and a long-time member of the United Southern and Eastern Tribes.

John had a profound love for his people and leaves a lifelong legacy of public service to his family and the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Visitation will begin 2:00 p.m., Wednesday July 26, 2023 at the Indian Township Tribal Government Building.  Military Honors will be rendered 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Passamaquoddy Veteran’s Memorial at the Indian Township Tribal Government Building.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2:00 p.m. Friday July 28, 2023 at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 31 Calais Ave, in Calais.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. 
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