Richard M. Stebbins a life long New Milford, CT, resident died Tuesday October 6, 2015 in Danbury Hospital at the age of 56.
He was born March 23, 1959 In New Milford son of the late Richard “Dick” and Rosemary (Smyrski) Stebbins. Mr. Stebbins married Maria Carpanzano on July 26, 2008 in New Milford, CT. He was a Teacher at Henry Abbott Tech in Danbury for 33 yrs. before retiring in 2013. Mr. Stebbins was a member of the St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge #21 in New Milford, he received numerous honors and accolades including Outstanding Professional award and Teacher of the year award both on two separate occasions. He is an original Henry Abbott Tech Hall of Famer and had a Scholarship named after him called the Richard Stebbins Wolverine’s Pride Award.
Besides his wife Maria of Brookfield he is survived by his sons Richard Stebbins and his wife Ashley of New Milford, CT, Zachary Stebbins of New Milford, CT, Joseph Kyek of Brookfield, CT, a daughter Rosa Fernandes and her husband Nigel of Brookfield, CT. Brothers Billy Stebbins of Pittsburg, NH, and Jimmy Stebbins of Havelock, NC. Sisters Constance Miller of Millersburg, OH, Lynn Foltan of North Augusta, SC, and Cyndy Brissett of Washington Depot, CT, along with two grandchildren Olivia and Isabella and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 10, 2015, 11 am at the Henry Abbott Tech School, 21 Hayestown Ave., Danbury, CT 06811.
Arrangements were handled by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, CT.
Contributions in Mr. Stebbins memory can be made to Henry Abbott Tech, 21 Hayestown Ave., Danbury, CT 06811.