In Loving Memory of Roger Thomas Previs

February 12, 1940
Bridgeport, CT
April 11, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


10:30am - 12:30pm

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

April 17, 2019


St. Anthony of Padua Church

Mass of Christian Burial

149 South Pine Creek Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00pm


Oaklawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

April 17, 2019

Family Gathering


Roger Thomas Previs

Roger Thomas Previs, age 79 of Fairfield, beloved husband of nearly 54 years to Carol Previs, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Roger spent 35 years serving as an educator and principal in the Fairfield school system. He is survived by his wife, Carol Previs (nee Armatis); his sister-in-law, Sandra Clabby and her husband William; and two nephews, Shawn Clabby, Corey Clabby and his wife Anna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 S. Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield. Friends are invited to greet the family Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Road, Fairfield. For information or to sign an online condolence, please visit

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12 Guestbook Entries for Roger Thomas Previs

  1. Mr. Previs was the best principal ever! His concern and love for each student was amazing and so appreciated. My son and daughter have such fond memories of their time at Stratfield. As parents, we were so lucky to know him and he was a joy to work with. Rest in peace.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Roger from years ago, when I was PTA President. He was a wonderful man who truly cared about the children at his school.

  3. So sorry for your loss. As principal at Stratfield School, Roger provided invaluable leadership and guidance to our boys, and we are still appreciative to this day. Sincerely, the Johnsons

  4. Roger was a wonderful friend and mentor with whom we shared many wonderful times. A true, selfless friend who gave generously of his time and knowledge, expecting nothing in return. His loss has left a void in our hearts and lives and he is missed more than words can describe.

  5. I was a student in stratfield, he was an amazing person. Always willing to help anyone who needed it. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Carol, So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. We and our children will always remember fond memories of our time at Jennings School. He was a great educator, but most of all, a caring person to his students and their families. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Our deepest condolences to the Previs family on the passing of Roger. All 3 of our daughters, Rachel, Erin and Alexis, benefitted greatly from Roger as principal of Stratfield School. He was fair, warm and cared deeply about his students. Thank you, sir. RIP

  8. Roger was a neighbor and friend from grammar school through high school. Roger, my brother Bob went before you on April 9 last week or he would be sending condolences as well. Your Black Rock Hope St friends – rest in peace.

  9. Sam, Samantha, Emma and I were so sorry to hear about Mr. Previs. We were so lucky to have known him. What a wonderful principal he was. He knew every child’s name but even more, he knew who the child was inside. Carol, we are sending much love to you. Roger will never be forgotten.

  10. Carol, we are so sorry for your loss. We knew Roger as principal of Stratfield School, and have fond memories of him. He made sure to not only know all the kids, but their families as well. With a point of his finger (and pretending to write their names) those kids were instantly quiet.
    Please accept our deepest condolences.

  11. Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Previs, a fine educator and Assistant principal, while members of my family attended Stratfield School in Fairfield in the 1970s and 1980s. Prayers for the family.

  12. We were so sorry to hear that Roger had passed. He was a truly wonderful man.

    Mel and Joe Snyder