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“My sincere condolences to the Stephan family. A neighbor from way back. Nice man ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Ivester

“Leighann, I am so sorry for your loss, sending hugs to your family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Gillan - Woburn, MA

“I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family. My heart goes out to you and hope the loving memories will ease your sorrow of such a great...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ellen Fusco - MALDEN, MA

“I worked a lot of years with Dennis he was a good honest man. Rest in peace. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Thistle - Concord, NH

“Dennis was one of the "good guys" , one of only a few on a troubled department. His personal and work ethics were beyond reproach. Off the job if...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend of a Friend - Wakefield, MA

“Always knew how to light up a room even without trying. He was gentle and loving, yet honest and knew how to voice his opinion. He loved this family...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories of Dennis always fill your heart with love and peace ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“To leighan and family I am so sorry for your loss he was a very good man one of my favorite cops and one I really trusted he will be missed may he...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Maryellen Brown - medford, MA

“Missing you dad, you're finally at peaceMIchelle ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: MICHELLE STEPHAN - WOBURN, MA


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Dennis Stephan, age 76, of Wilmington, formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 22 at the Winchester Hospital.

Born in Medford on October 20, 1943 he was the son of the late Myles S. and Charlotte E. (Strunk) Stephan.

Mr. Stephan was raised and education in North Reading before enlisting in the United States Army and serving his country during the Vietnam Era. Upon his return home he eventually settled in Wakefield where he went to work for the Department of Public Works from 1970-1973 before being hired as a Police Officer for the town, before his retirement in 2008. Mr. Stephan was a longtime member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks where he enjoyed playing pool. He also loved fishing, dogs, riding motorcycles, and most especially, time spent with his grandchildren.

He was the loving father of Dawn M. Guziejka and her husband Todd of Dracut, Michelle Stephan of Wakefield, Sheryl A. Stephan of Salem, NH, Leighann Stephan and her fiancé Ken McKay of Woburn, Dennis B. Stephan of Salem, NH and the late Darlene Spector. He was the brother of Ronald, Kenneth, Phillip, Mark & Christopher Stephan, Jacqueline Parsons, Donald Holbert, and the late Geraldine O'Keefe. He was the grandfather of David M. and KayLeigh Stephan, Mia Stephan-Bidmead, and Stephanie M. Vachon. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday, Oct 28 from 3-7pm. Funeral Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.