Delanson, NY - Stephen (Reenie) Pellerin, 63, of Delanson, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, October 12th 2020 after a courageous and lengthy fight against Multiple Sclerosis for the past 10 years. He was surrounded by love.
His devoted and loving sister Jacqueline Pellerin never left his side, a god-sent during the time of COVID that they were able to be in the same facility together, he was also able to hear his children’s voices over the phone just hours before passing into eternal peace where he now will finally be able to rest and be free from his earthly body, pain, and suffering.
Stephen was born in Albany, NY on December 10th 1956 to Frank and Josephine Pellerin. Stephen worked as a warehouse worker for over 30 years at Owens Corning in Delmar, NY. He loved to be busy and would often be found outside during his days off doing any kind of wood working activity, especially building log furniture, fishing (with canned corn, of course) hunting, or simply just drinking a beer and relaxing. Steve rarely sat still he was never in the house, he loved to be outdoors. He would help anyone on the drop of a dime and took great pride in all of his work.
Stephen loved the most of all things, his children and grandchildren and loved being able to give advice to them whether it was something you wanted to hear or not, and as much as we hated it, he was rarely ever wrong. He was strong willed and as stubborn as they come, tough as nails but a pile of mush on the inside, even if he tried to hide it. He never let anything get in the way of any goal he set for himself and if he didn’t know something, he would self teach himself over and over again until he got it right. He was always proud of those he cared about and their accomplishments. He was one of the biggest cheerleaders you could have in your corner but also one of the biggest masters of ‘tough love’ there ever was, if you were wrong he was never afraid to tell you or to hurt your feelings, and that is something we are forever grateful for. There was no time for cutting corners, either do it the right way or don’t do it at all, in Steve’s opinion. There was no one you’d rather tell something exciting to because you knew he was going to get just as worked up about it as you were, and he loved some good drama! He was always on top of the “newest” fads and would only ever want to have the “best of the best” for his family. Steve had a beautiful heart and was as smart as a whip, we will forever miss him but always carry a piece of him in our hearts and by our sides. “Remember, three things in life are important, the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind”
Stephen is predeceased by his father, Frank “Roger” Pellerin, his siblings, Richard Pellerin, Janice Wellfinger, Robert Pellerin and Thomas Pellerin, we are so grateful for them to all to finally be reunited.
Stephen is survived by his beloved children, Jessica Pellerin, Matthew Pellerin, Danielle Pellerin, along with his 4 grand-children, Christain, Cameron, Cassidy and Rhealyn. He is also survived by his mother, Josephine Pellerin, his siblings, Joanne (the late Paul) Lue, Jane (Robert) French, Judy (Rick) Andrerson, Jacqueline Pellerin, June (Paul) Lyman, and Ronald (Kelly) Pellerin, and a host of nieces, nephews.
A private memorial service will be held for the family at White Van Buren Funeral home in Delanson, NY followed by bringing Stephen to his final resting place, Calvary Cemetery in Glenmont, NY details to follow.
A separate celebration of life for all friends and family members will be held after the services at Stephens’ favorite place in the whole world, his home. Please join us in this celebration of a great man gone too soon.
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