by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
When you read an obituary you look for the person behind the words, imagining at the same time the earthly shell will rest in peace as the soul takes flight to find communion with the Greater Power which carried them, and each of us, through the whole of our lives.
Steven’s read: Steven C. Barrier Jr. was born on October 23,1996 and passed away on Wednesday October 23, 2019. Steven was a resident of Stamford at the time of his passing. Steven graduated from Westhill High School and was attending Norwalk Community College and working at Boston Market.
What is not said is that Steven Barrier was subjected to hours of tasering before he died, tasering not intended to protect anyone but the police who were staging a cover-up, having assaulted the then 22-year old youth in the front yard of his mother’s home, where he lived.
The police knew tasering impacted memory and they needed Steven to forget the trauma he had endured and which went on for hours as they planned and video recorded what they should have done after responding to the carefully staged 911 Call placed by his older sister, Shanika Aarons, with prompting from the background by his own mother.
Funeral services were provided by Graves Medley Funeral Services, Inc. 203-323-2666, 31 Stillwater Avenue Stamford, CT 06902
And although Graves Medley Funeral Services, Inc., assures us the casket was delivered promptly, a grave was dug, and the interment took place, no one from Roxbury Cemetery can tell us where the marker can be installed or where flowers can be left.
There is no office to call. Mail is received at the Stamford Baptist Church, which is the address for the Roxbury Cemetery. The former minister is, today, the Chaplin for the Stamford Police Department.
The number is: 203-252-4534.