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Steven H. HjelmJanuary 25, 1945 ~ May 23, 2016 (age 71)
ASHBURNHAM – Steven H. Hjelm, 71, of 113 Old Ashby Road, died peacefully Monday morning, May 23, 2016 in The Highlands, Fitchburg.
He was born in Peterborough, NH on January 25, 1945, son of the late Waino and Tyyne (Dickley) Hjelm and graduated from Cushing Academy and Syracuse University in 1967 with a major in art. Steve was a lifelong resident of Ashburnham.
Steve worked as an occupational therapist in the mental health field in Gardner and Leominster until recently. Steve was also a water color artist, who did many paintings at art shows throughout New England and locally. A talented weaver, Steve had his work exhibited at the Sharon Art Center years ago. An avid outdoorsman, Steve loved skiing, golfing, biking and fishing. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He believed in conservation and had sold property to the Massachusetts Wildlife Fish and Game Society. He also enjoyed Sunday saunas and gardening.
He leaves his wife of 42 years, Claire L. (Logan) Hjelm; three sons, Craig L. Hjelm and his wife Glenna of Ashburnham, Scott D. Hjelm and his wife Leslie of Somers, CT and Steven L. Hjelm and his wife Megan of Leominster; three granddaughters, Kaija, Annika and Anja Hjelm; six grandsons, Bryce, Logan, Griffin, Hayden, Davin and Lukas Hjelm; two sisters, Nancy Hemlin of Laconia NH and Phyllis Geiger of MD, a close cousin Virginia Brackett of Rindge, NH and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11 AM in Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oncology Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.