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Stephen W. Hemming

May 11, 1957 ~ March 31, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old


WORCESTER – Stephen W. Hemming, 65, of Worcester, died Friday, March 31, 2023 at UMass Memorial – University Campus after a brief illness.

He leaves behind his beloved sister Janda and many dear family and friends.  He was born in Vicenza, Italy, son of the late Daniel W. and Janet D. (Magee) Hemming.  He was raised in Rochester, New York. Steve then attended and graduated from Ithaca College in 1981. Shortly after college Steve moved to Brookfield, Connecticut, where he worked at Union Carbide for over 17 years. He then moved to Worcester, Massachusetts, and worked at WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) for 19 years.  Most recently, Steve was working at Leicester Middle School.

Steve had a beautiful sense of humor. He really enjoyed working with the kids and staff in the schools he worked at.  He also enjoyed being with people, including his church groups.  He loved jazz music, attending festivals, nature, hiking, and traveling. Most of all he loved God.

Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11:30 am at Higgins House at WPI, 1 John Wing Road, Worcester, MA 01609, and on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Browncroft Community Church, 2530 Browncroft Blvd, Rochester, NY 14625.

Arrangements are in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester.  For more information please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

1) Browncroft Community Church, 2530 Browncroft Blvd, Rochester, NY  14625

2) Grace Presbyterian Church, 22 Ormond St, Worcester, MA  01609

3) Freedom Worship Center, 141 W Boylston St, West Boylston, MA  01583

4) Saint Paul’s Episcopal Parish, 174 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield CT  06804


Celebration of Life
June 17, 2023

11:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Higgins House at WPI
1 John Wing Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins

Celebration of Life
June 24, 2023

1:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Browncroft Community Church
2530 Browncroft Blvd
Rochester, NY 14625
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins


Browncroft Community Church - Rochester NY
2530 Browncroft Blvd, Rochester NY 14625

Grace Presbyterian Church - Worcester
22 Ormond St, Worcester MA 01609

Freedom Worship Center - West Boylston
141 W Boylston St, West Boylston MA 01583

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Parish - Brookfield CT
174 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield CT 06804


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