James Stevens_2010


Brother James Stevens, fms, was born April 25, 1940 in New York, NY to John Stevens and Grace Williams Stevens. He died on August 18, 2010 at Saint Patrick's Home in Bronx NY after suffering multiple strokes .

1956-58 Marist Juniorate, Esopus NY
1958-1960 Marist Novitiate, Tyngsboro MA
1959 Received the Marist Habit 15 August 1959
1960 Professed first vows 15 August 1960
1960-1963 Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY
(BA mathematics)
1963-1971 Teacher at Cardinal Hayes HS, Bronx NY
1965 Professed Perpetual Vows, Poughkeepsie NY
1971-1972 Teacher at Mount St Michael, Bronx NY
1972 St John's University, Queens NY
MS in Mathematics Ed
1972-1974 Teacher Christopher Columbus HS, Miami, FL
1974-1979 Teacher Msgr Edward Pace HS, Miami FL
1979-1987 Teacher Our Lady of Lourdes HS, Poughkeepsie NY
1987-1988 Second Novitiate, Fribourg, Switzerland
1988 Hawkstone Hall, England
1988-1994 Teacher, Mount St Michael Academy, Bronx NY
Summer 1994 Marist High School, Kobe, Japan
1994-2010 Teacher Our Lady of Lourdes HS, Poughkeepsie NY
2010 burial Marist Brothers Cemetery, Esopus NY

Obituary appearing in the Poughkeepsie Journal, August 20 and 21, 2010

Brother James Stevens

POUGHKEEPSIE. Brother James Stevens was born in New York, NY and entered the Marist Brothers hers Novitiate, Tyngsboro, MA IN 1958.Brother James received the Marist Habit in 1959. Brother James taught mathematics at Cardinal Hayes High School and Mount Saint Michael Academy, Bronx NY (Archdiocese of New York), Christopher Columbus High School and Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Miami FL (Archdiocese of Miami).

He was presently teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie, NY. Brother James graduated from Marist College and received an MS in Mathematics from Saint John's University, Queens, NY.

Brother James is the son of the late John Stevens and Grace Williams.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 202, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Timothy O. Doyle Funeral 370 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie New York 12603.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:45 am Saturday August 21, 2010 at St. Mary's Church, 231 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Burial will follow at the Marist Brothers' Cemetery in Esopus, New York

Vince Poisella writes (6 Sept 2010):

I am happy to see that you marked the passing of Jim Stevens. I heard about his death around the time when I was finalizing the August issue of MA but did not make any mention of it because I knew nothing more. Although Jim was in the group after me at Tyngsboro and Poughkeepsie, he was on the quiet side and was difficult to get to know. My connection with him, though, was a rare one: my Mom who died at age 94 in February 1905, knew Grace Williams, Jim's Mom. I believe they worked with each other in their single days, back in the 1920s and 1930s and kept in touch over the years. A strange twist is that Jim died at St. Pat's in the Bronx. That's where Mom spent her last month or two. I would visit John Colbert whenever I came up to see Mom. Connections are a part of our story. Connections make memories more meaningful.