Bud F. Stevens III

Born: Tue., Dec. 2, 1941
Died: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020

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Mendon - Orland F. “Bud” Stevens III, 79, passed away on December 31, 2020 at UMASS Hospital after complications of Covid-19. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years,
Dawn M. (Fisher) Stevens
He is also survived by his stepson, Leonard L. “Lenny” Nelson and his wife Chris of Douglas; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 4 siblings, Joseph Arsenault and his wife Barbara of Stoughton, Deborah Ruiz and her husband Peter of Uxbridge, Gladdy Jean Stevens of N.H., and Gail London of The Villages, FL. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his best friend Bob Tatton of Milford.   He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy M. (Stanley) Stevens and 2 siblings, Michael Arsenault, and Trudy Jennings.
Born in Medford, MA on December 2, 1941 he was the son of Orland F. Stevens II and Evelyn (Somers) Stevens and grew up in Newton. He was a graduate of Newton Technical High School class of 1958. Where he was a spectacular athlete and held many first-place records in both track and swim teams that up until recently where never beat. He had been a resident of Mendon since 1964 and was the owner of Bud & Son Autobody. He towed cars for the Town of Hopedale and Mendon for many years and was a very hardworking man.
Up until his death he still enjoyed tinkering in his body shop, visiting his camp in Groton, NH, he also was an avid NASCAR fan, who even raced stock cars back in the day and loved riding his Harley Davidson. He adored his grand and great grandchildren dearly and will be remembered as a kind and easy-going man.
As to his wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bud’s memory may be made to: The Mendon Police Dept., 22 Main St., Mendon MA 01756. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Elizabeth Faith Ruiz
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
It is hard to believe my loving Uncle Buddy is no longer here. He worked hard to help people however he could. He has always been present and supportive in my life.
I am blessed to have God in my life and I look back and see all the milestone events tough and joyous times he was always there for me. To all my family members God Bless and please pray to God or reach out and have someone pray for you.

John and Marie Ruiz
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
So sorry Debbie and Glady and family for the loss of your brother. God Bless. We love you.

Cassie Porter
   Posted Mon January 11, 2021
Debbie, and all Bud's family: I am so sorry for your loss. Bud sounds like a remarkable man. I hope your fond memories of your time with him will help ease you through your grief.

Debra Laviolette
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
Dear Debbie and all of your family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your cherished brother Bud! He will be with you always and shining down upon you to watch over all of you! Sending many blessing to you to help you through this very difficult time.

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