Stephen “Stevie” Chadwick, 60, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Maine passed away unexpectedly Nov. 8, 2018.
Stevie was born in Manchester, Connecticut and then moved with his family to Maine, where he graduated from Wiscasset High School. He still holds the school record of 10.5 seconds in the 100-meter dash, which he set in 1976.
After high school Stevie moved to Ft. Lauderdale, where he worked for his uncle, Bertie Simmons, and later for himself, in the petroleum business. It was in Florida that he raised his two children, Chelsea and Steven.
Stevie had a passion for hunting, fishing and drinking beer. He loved saltwater fishing in Florida and hunting for whitetail deer in Maine, preferring his heated blind (Ford F250) to a cold tree stand.
Stevie never skimped on life – he lived every moment to the fullest. His zest for life and infectious smile will be sorely missed by his many friends and family.
Stevie was predeceased by his parents Alton and Carmella Chadwick; brother Alton (Butch) Chadwick and maternal and paternal grandparents. He is also predeceased by his cousin Bertie Simmons of Florida.
He is survived by his daughter Chelsea Weeks and her husband Jacob and grandson Richard of Loxahatchee, Florida; his son Steven of Ft. Meyers, Florida; brothers, Timmy and wife Jennie Chadwick of Alna, Jeffery and wife Cindy Chadwick of Wiscasset; sisters, Debbie and husband Dennis Hickey of Gardiner and Marie Chadwick of Union. He is also survived by special friends, Steven Benner of Warren and Michael and Gee Simmons of Florida, who were more like brothers than cousins. He also had many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
A service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home at 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A gathering of friends and family will follow at The Harpoon restaurant in Port Clyde.
To share a memory or condolence with Stevie’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.