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Stephen Black

September 16, 1944 ~ July 2, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Stephen A. Black, 78 of Dublin, NH, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Monadnock Community Hospital on July 2, 2023.  He was born in Boston, MA on September 16, 1944, the son of the late Francis and Helen (Tupper) Black.

Raised in Wellesley, Steve attended Rivers School, Weston, MA and Cornell University.  He enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Vietnam.  Following his service, Steve went to work for the town of Wellesley and started his fire fighting career in 1969.  Steve married Susan Bowen in 1970 and together started their family. He came up through the fire ranks and was promoted to Chief in 1981 as the youngest Fire Chief in the state of Massachusetts at the time.  In 1992 the Blacks moved to Peterborough, NH where Steve took the position of Fire Chief until his retirement in 2002.

Steve was an avid outdoors-man, and the family enjoyed annual summer camping trips. In 2017, Steve and Susan completed a trip of a lifetime, driving to Alaska and back. Steve was a proud member of Kiwanis Club of Wellesley and Peterborough from 1981 to 2021.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, Susan (Bowen) Black, Steve is survived by two sons, Christopher and wife Lisa (Lawn) of Peterborough NH, and Daniel of Irasburg, VT; grandchildren, Arianna Black-Henning of Columbus OH, Noah Black of Denver CO, and Micah Black of Burlington VT, all of whom he was extremely proud and supportive of, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his only brother, David Black.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday July 9th from 4 PM – 7 PM at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH. A private family burial will take place at a later time.

Contributions may be made in Stephen's name to Peterborough Fire and Rescue, 16 Summer Street, Peterborough, NH 03458, Attention Chief Ed Walker, or to Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, Attention Laura Gingras.

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July 9, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services
25 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH 03458


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