Londonderry, NH — Carl E. Steffen, 86, of Londonderry, N.H., formerly of Lawrence, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the V.A. Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. He was born in Central Falls, R.I., and was the son of the late Emile and Olga (Schnabel) Steffen.
Carl was raised and educated in Braintree, and lived in Malden before moving to Lawrence, where he lived for the greater part of his life. He worked for Converse Rubber Co. in Malden, Malden Mills in Lawrence, and retired from Raytheon Corporation, where he worked as a machinist for 28 years.
He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran, Past Commander of VFW and American Legion of North Andover.
He loved his family, friends’ music, camping, and his country. He was also a DJ and was known as the “Silver Fox.”
Carl is survived by his wife, Mary (Barrett) Steffen of Pelham, N.H.; his former wife, Julia (Marino) Steffen of Atkinson, N.H.; his children, Richard and his wife, Judy, of Davenport, Fla., Charles and his wife, Elaine, of Georgia, Edward and his wife, Marsha, of Henniker, N.H., David of Boston, Mary Wilson and her husband, Bob, of Hillsborough, N.H., Linda Steffen of Methuen, Donna Belmonte of Hampstead, N.H., Maria Gilbert and her companion, Daniel Snow of Plaistow, N.H., Paula Britton and her husband, Scott, of Sandown, N.H., Elizabeth Syphers of Hampton, N.H., Rita Sherman and her husband, John, of Londonderry, Cheryl Beirne and her husband, Patrick, of Haverhill, and Christina Bajgrowicz and her husband, David, of Atkinson. He also leaves several stepchildren; a village of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Julie Steffen.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, November 20, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. Funeral services will be at the conclusion of visiting hours at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VA Hospital Hospice Care of Manchester, N.H. For directions, or condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.