April 9, 1971 – July 31, 2019
Stephen Leo Veccherelli III of Southbury, Connecticut passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Waterbury Hospital after a sudden heart attack.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on April 9,1971, to the late Stephen Leo Veccherelli Jr. and Karen Czarnecke, Steve was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, great-uncle and friend.
Steve “Vecc” was the life of the party. If music was playing, Steve was dancing like nobody was watching. In his free time, he could be found riding his motorcycle or watching the Steelers.
He was a hardworking, laid-back individual always living his life to it’s fullest. His carefree personality could light up any room and his contagious laughter followed by his signature saying “what’s going onnn?!” will forever be in our memory.
His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his son, Joseph Stephen Veccherelli of Middlebury, CT, mother, Karen Czarnecke of Oxford, CT, siblings: Sheri Kae Veccherelli of Stratford, CT, Lisa Lyn Czarnecke of Thomaston, CT, Michelle Kielczewski of Prospect, CT, Gary Czarnecke Jr. of Oxford, CT and Jason Czarnecke of Wolcott, CT. Nieces and nephews: Stephen, Amanda, Tyler, Mackenzie, Isabella, Abigail, Carson, Avery and Jason and great-nephew Dominic.
Friends are invited for visitation on Friday, August 9th, 4-8pm at Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 10th at 10am at St. Jude Parish, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Interment to immediately follow at Monroe Center Cemetery, Old Tannery Road, Monroe.
- Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Burial Saturday, August 10, 2019
August 21, 2019
Steve gave me a chance to work with him when I was largely unproven in the field. He mentored me and showed me many work practices I keep to this day. I texted with Steve from time to time after he helped me move to a better position within the company. The last text I sent him was talking about some of the pressures I was under and he could empathize with me about, I told him I was fondly remembering him and his teaching on "a day like today". I am upset that I was unable to return and reunite with Steve since he helped me find my new position. I am very happy though to have known Steve and to have shared all the good times and to have grown stronger under his tutelage.
*One of our fun sayings*
" 5k sold, we going to the club tonight!"
Missing you Steve!
August 3, 2019
My beloved Steve I keep remembering the words you always said to me:
I choose you and I’ll choose you many times, without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you forever. You are my strength, my inspiration, my reason for living, my one and only woman. I will love you until the end of time.
Love you so much.
August 2, 2019
I may not have known Steve personally but i know Sheri and i am so very sorry for your loss, to your entire family, my heart is broken for you. Jay and i pray for all of you to find some peace in this difficult time. Rest in Paradise Steve, i sure do wish i could have known you.
August 2, 2019
My condolences to the family. Steve . Now you are with God enjoying the best party in the heaven. We love you forever.
August 2, 2019
My condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss