Mack Memorial Home

1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ


Stephen N. Cree

September 20, 1953January 28, 2020

Stephen N. Cree, age 66, of Secaucus, passed away on Tuesday January 28th. Stephen was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to the late Stephen and Joyce Cree and lived there for most of his life before moving to Secaucus 30 years ago. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in the town of Park Ridge for 36 years before retiring less than a year ago. He was truly loved by the people on his route and he cared deeply for all the people and families who he had the pleasure of meeting in the town of Park Ridge.

He will truly be missed as he left a beautiful mark on everyone he met.

Stephen is survived by his loving wife Hope Mansfield Cree; stepchildren, Robert Mansfield and his wife Mariuxi, Melanie Mansfield and her boyfriend James De Blasio, and Autumn Mansfield; Sister, Rachel Sherman and her husband Arnie; many loving nieces and nephews; and his devoted puppy Mr. Wilson. He is predeceased by his sister Cassie Patrissi and his dogs Malcom, Penelope, and Nigel. As everyone who knew Steve, he was a devoted animal lover and would do anything to help rescue animals from harm. He enjoyed playing with his agility dog Malcom and could be seen practicing the runs for their next competition. When he lost his dog Malcolm he yearned for another agility dog. He hadn't found the one .

Steve loved cars and driving. Many a day off was spent just driving through the countryside.

Steve was an avid traveler and spent weeks going through different countries. His favorite trip was the last one that he took to Greece.

We will all miss his happy smile and he was happiest having his wife by his side.

A visitation for Stephen will be held Thursday, January 30th from 5 to 9PM at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094. where a prayer service will be offered from 8:30 to 9:00 PM. His cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the ASPCA in his honor.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MackMemorialhome.com for the Cree family.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Prayer Service Thursday, January 30, 2020


Stephen N. Cree

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Alison Hay

January 31, 2020

I am incredibly saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I own a local business that he would deliver the mail to and we had many nice, genuine conversations. He always brought a smile to my face. The world just lost a great one. Thinking of you all in this hard time.

Margie & Kim Durba

January 30, 2020

Dearest Hope & Family,
So very sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of having Steve as our mail man through out his career in Park Ridge. He was kind enough to come visit me (Kim) when I was in High School and had a big Thyroid Surgery when i was in Saddle Brook Hospital. He was always so kind. Your in our prayers.

Liz Linkletter

January 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy goes out to Hope and the Cree familly I have had the honor to be a coworker of Steve’s for 20 years he was a great friend as well always willing to help when he could anyone that touched his life. He definitely had some crazy stories and definitely kept all of us just wondering if any was true. He will definitely be missed Heaven received another angel Steve RIP

Janet Benante

January 30, 2020

Our family was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Cree. Since moving to Park Ridge in 1994, Steve had become a significant part of our daily lives, literally. He did more than just deliver the mail. He never failed to offer a smile or say a kind word despite being hard pressed to complete his route.
Steve was special!
We offer our sincerest condolences to Hope and to the rest of the family.
We will always remember Steve Cree, letter carrier and much more.
The Benante Family

Roseann Kennedy

January 29, 2020

Dear Hope & Family,
Gerard & I are saddened when we heard of Steve’s passing.
Both you & Steve were wonderful neighbors .
We are truly saddened for your loss.
Roseann & Gerard Kennedy

Lisa Birch

January 28, 2020

It is with a heavy heart and tears to hear about our dearly beloved mail carrier and friend. He watched our kids grow up and always took an interest in our lives. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Hope, and the Cree family. Treasure the memories...fondly, the Birch Bunch

Richard & Joan Pearlman

January 28, 2020

Dear Hope & Family,
We are very saddened to hear Steve is no longer with us. He was always more to us than just our mailman!! He was a beloved friend.
Steve had a heart of gold which he shared with EVERYONE on his mail route. The dogs esp. loved him & I know he loved them back just as much.
No matter how rushed he was, he always had time to chat, encourage, share a laugh, or give us one of his big Steve hugs!!
Rest in God's Peace, Dear Steve!
We will never forget you!!
Love, Joan & Rick Pearlman

Bob Corcoran

January 28, 2020

Many great memories working with you at the Post Office. Rest in peace Steve. Bob