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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