Stephen Cheeney


Stephen (Steve-O) Cheeney, of Westminster, VT, passed away on Sunday, July 10 after a brave battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Louise and their son, Joshua of Springfield, VT. He leaves behind three wonderful granddaughters, Maya Gross of Bellows Falls, VT, Marijane Cheeney of Westminster, VT, and Angel Gross of Virginia. Steve is also survived by his older brothers, Freddie Cheeney and wife, Debbie of Upland, CA, Bruce and Ginger Cheeney of Langdon, and David Cheeney of Westminster.

Steve is predeceased by his parents, Marge and Fred Cheeney, sister, Nancy Chobotor, and little brother, Michael. He leaves behind many loving nephews and nieces, and many, many close friends.

He was born in Lowell, MA, but moved to Langdon, NH as a small child. He attended schools in Langdon. Steve married his high school sweetheart, Louise Dulong in 1980.

Steve spent most of his adult life working as a machinist and doing restoration on antique MG cars. He considered himself a jack-of-all trades. He could build or fix most everything, but he hated plumbing.

Steve was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and attended many games at Fenway Park  and Gillette Stadium. He even ventured into “enemy territory” and attended a Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium. 

Steve was a lifetime member at the Bellows Falls Elks Lodge. He was very involved there. He was an officer for many years culminating in being the Exalted Ruler. He and his wife and a close knit group of friends traveled too many Elk conventions including Chicago, Houston, Anaheim and New Orleans. Many good memories were made.

Steve had a huge vegetable garden at his home and would make 50 or so gallons of fresh spaghetti sauce each summer. He did many spaghetti luncheons at Sonnax Ind. and raised thousands of dollars for local food banks.

Steve had friends everywhere! He will be missed by all.

Calling hours will be at Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT on Saturday, July 23 from 3:00-5:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at the Westminster Cemetery, Kurn Hattin Road, Sunday, July 24 at 11:30 AM with a reception following at the Westminster Fire Station, Grout Avenue, Westminster, VT.

Donations may be made to the Silver Towers Camp, 56 Silver Towers Road, Ripton, VT 05766. This is an exemplary camp for people of all ages with disabilities who are physically or mentally challenged. It is sponsored by the Vermont Elks Lodges. 

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Rose Page

posted July 17, 2022

Praying your heavenly campground is as much fun as the earthly one was. Look for Wayne when you are there.

Liz Sheppard-Meere

posted July 18, 2022

Steve was more of a brother to me than a brother-in-law. We grew up together. Husband to my twin sister we inevitably spent alot of time together. Steve was especially kind to me after my husband passed and I will always be grateful for that. My brother and my dear friend, you have left a huge hole in my life and the lives of all who knew you. Rest easy my friend … you!!!!

Calling Hours

DATE: July 23, 2022
TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM
WHERE: Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home see map
ADDRESS: 55 Westminster St, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Funeral Service

DATE: July 24, 2022
TIME: 11:30 AM
WHERE: Westminster Cemetery see map
ADDRESS: Kurn Hattin Road, Westminster, VT

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