Steven G Price, father and webmaster

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I grew up in the small rural community of Winsted. My mother Millie died from a cerebral hemorrhage an hour after I was born. A brain aneurysm ruptured because of increased blood pressure during childbirth. She was undiagnosed but had ADPKD - Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease - and aneurysms are one of the possible side effects of the hereditary disease.

After my mother's death, my grandmother Monica came to live with my father and I. Along with a neighbor, Fran Green, they raised me until the age of 2 1/2, when my father remarried.

My grandmother then went back to her home in Newington (about 50 miles away) where she lived with her daughter and grandchildren. My grandmother was my "mom" and I felt bad that she was leaving me. When she left. I gave her my Raggedy Andy doll to keep her company. For the rest of her life, my grandmother kept that Raggedy Andy doll resting and sitting upright on her bed pillow.

My father, G. Gordon Price, was a banker and was very active volunteering in the community. He also volunteered as Treasurer on the Gilbert High School Board and on the Economic Development Board for the town. He was also an active member of Kiwanis.

As a youth I practiced magic. As a teenager, my hobby was building electronic devices and speaker systems.

I graduated from University of Hartford's Ward Technical College with a certificate in electronics and from Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor degree in political science and computer science. I also attended Hartwick College, Hartford State Technical College, and the University of Connecticut.

I married a "little French girl" (as my father referred to her) and we have two delightful daughters - Martha and Monica - both with red hair (my ex-wife, who is also a red-head, got her wish). She told me when we got married that I was not to "mess with her genes." We were married for 29 years.

I worked for almost two decades in the electronics and computer support fields. After an outsourcing of technical support at Pfizer, I went back to school and studied occupational therapy at Manchester Community College. I was a licensed COTA (certified occupational therapy assistant) in Connecticut for several years, until retirement in 2013. I had a particular interest in assistive technology, stemming from my prior careers in electronics and computer support.

I currently live with my first-born daughter Monica in Uncasville. Now retired from a career in occupational therapy, I spend my time learning to play bass guitar, gardening (both indoor and outdoor), working on websites for special needs families, and developing assistive technology and adapted devices for my daughter Monica.

Steven G Price with daughters Martha and Monica


Millie Acker (mother) and G Gordon Price (father) on their wedding day

My father played banjo, guitar, piano and mandolyn as a youth. Later, he repaired, refurbished and converted pump organs to organs with electric bellows


On July 29, 1953, my mother Millie died an hour after I was born. I still yearn for the feeling of her embrace and the sound of her voice. I take some comfort in the thoght that the "goodness" inside me is a relection of her and my father


With the help of neighbor Frances Green, my father and grandmother (Monica Price) raised me until the age of 2 1/2, when my father remarried. My second mother's maiden name was Martha Dautrich.

My grandmother Monica then went back to her home in Newington, CT. I was so sad when she left that I gave her my Raggedy Andy doll to keep her company. For the rest of her life, she kept that Raggedy Andy doll sitting upright against at pillow in her bed. I am still in awe of grandma Monica Price's gardens

My father, G Gordon Price, was a bank manager and volunteered as Treasurer on the Gilbert High School Board and on the Economic Development Board for Winsted, CT. He was also a member of Kiwanis.

My grandmothers Monica Price and Martha Dautrich, cousin Joan and her husband Bob Lunden, and grandfather William Dautrich.

I grew up in this cape on Smith Hill Road, just outside the small rural city of Winsted in the township of Winchester Connecticut.


As a boy, we had two fine dogs named Yule and Doc. Doc was my best childhood friend and companion.


I also had a cat named Wilby. She had a litter of four black male kittens. Here are two of them.

I married a "little French girl" (as my father referred to her). We were married for nearly 30 years and had two wonderful daughters, Monica and Martha.

My family and I participated in the Walk for PKD, to raise funds and awareness for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease research. My cousin Kevin Sullivan, State of Connecticut Lieutenant Governor, gave a proclamation to bring awareness to PKD,

I have two wonderful daughters - Monica and Martha . They both have red hair, like their mother.


I am very proud of my precious girls.


I dressed as Deep Fat Friar at the Renaissance Faire, held at the Lion's Club Hebron Fair grounds in Connecticut. My oldest daughter Monica was dressed as a wizard. I toted the Book of Armaments and the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch and chanted Die Iesu domine, dona eis requiem

We purchased a timeshare in the beautiful Grand Bahamas Island. The water is clear and warm as a bathtub so it is ideal for Monica.

After working 20 years as an I.T. manager at Dutch Point C.U. and as a Team Leader for support technicians at Pfizer in Groton, I went back to school at Manchester Community College to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant .

Ever since I was a boy, I enjoyed woodworking. In my twenties, I enjoyed designing and building high fidelity speakers including a subwoofer (with separate 120 Watt amp and one 15" and two 12" speakers)

I have a particular interest in assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Since 1995, I have been developing rhe Special Needs Family Fun website.

"All you need is love and a bass guitar"
design by Steven G Price 5/5/2013

Learning to play bass guitar on a Tacoma Thunderchief acoustic, Cort passive electric, Goldtone M-Bass, Goldtone Paul Beard resonator,Ibanez shortscale and Fender Jazz Signature bass with GK combo amps. My music teacher is Matt Bureau who works at The Music Bureau in Salem CT.
first Earth Day April 22, 1970
Cleaning up a small patch of our planet in Winsted, CT on the first Earth Day April 22, 1970
Pictures of the 1955 Winsted flood of the Mad River following hurricanes Connie and Diane
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