Stephen Robert Bogdan, 72, died peacefully Sunday, August 15, 2021, at his home. He is the beloved husband of Sandra J. (Houle) Bogdan to whom he was married for 36 years.
Stephen was born in Nashua on April 29, 1949, and was the son of the late Phyllis (Mason) and Stanley Bogdan. He received his education in the Nashua School System. He proudly served his country, in Vietnam, until he was honorably discharged from the United States Army.
Stephen was instrumental in the success of Bogdan Reels and continued the legacy that he and his father created. In his free time, he was an avid fly fisherman. He and his wife, Sandy, could always be found fishing together in many locations, especially in Canada. He also loved to travel to his condo in Florida where he enjoyed taking walks on the beach. Stephen was also known amongst his friends as the BBQ King, hosting many parties at his home, his friends and family would rave about his grilled chicken. Above all, his most cherished time was spent with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Sandy, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl Doughty and her husband Carl of Palm Bay, FL, his godsons, Derek Cabral and his wife Virginia of Lunenburg, MA, and Ryan Sevigny of Hudson NH; he is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nephews, and several close and dear friends. Stephen was predeceased by his niece Debra Doughty and his brother Stanley Bogdan Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to Stephen’s visitation on THURSDAY, August 19th from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His Funeral will be held in the Funeral Home on FRIDAY, August 20th at 10:30 AM. His interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Nashua. Donations may be made in Stephen’s name to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, D-H/Geisel Office of Development, One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001.
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