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Westford’s former Health Director passes away

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WESTFORD — Westford’s former Health Director Jeffrey Stephens, 50, of Leominster, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11. after a long and valiant struggle with a serious illness.

Stephens is survived by his wife Deana Marie Stephens, his son Peter Arthur Stephens and daughter Bridget Marie Stephens, all of Leominster.

Stephens graduated Fitchburg High School in 1990, where he was a FHS Athletic Hall of Fame track and field athlete. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Fitchburg State University. Most recently, Stephens served as the Director of the Health Department for the City of Leominster. He previously served as the Health Director for the Town of Westford and a Health Inspector for the City of Fitchburg.

“Jeff was a wonderful man, dedicated to his children and wife Deana. He made many friends here in Westford. He had a great sense of humor, he was kind, he handled the COVID pandemic in an amazing manner. He will be truly missed,” Town Manager Jodi Ross wrote in an email to town employees.

Visitation will be at Richardson Funeral Home in Leominster on Monday, Aug. 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Leo’s Church in Leominster on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stephens Children Education Fund. Donations can be made to Deana Stephens, care of Vinny Miola, 1 Amber Road, Westminster, MA 01473 who will be assisting with the establishment of the fund. Stephen’s full obituary can be found online.

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