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Stephen Albareda

Stephen F. "Yumpa" Albareda

ADAMS Stephen F. "Yumpa" Albareda, 54, of 11 Columbia Terrace, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Canaan, N.Y.Born in Adams on Sept. 22, 1958, son of the late Frederick and Florence (Bourdon) Albareda, he attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School.

Mr. Albareda was an Army veteran, having served from 1976 until receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1979.

At the time of his death, Mr. Albareda was working as a facilitator, for Berkshire Farm Center in Canaan, N.Y.

He was a communicant of the Parish of Blessed John Paul He was an avid sports enthusiast, and especially enjoyed the New York Yankees and all the sporting events of the Hoosac Valley Hurricanes. He was the voice of Hurricane Football for many years and has been the announcer and a coach for Adams Youth Football. He had also been a coach for the Adams Little League and Church League.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lisa A. Gelheiser, whom he married on June 21, 1985; two sons, Stephen F. Albareda, Jr. and Zachary Albareda, both at home; two sisters, Linda Bailot and her husband, David, and Patricia Albareda, and David Hilchey, all of Adams; one niece, Jessica Bailot of Adams; two nephews, David Bailot of Adams and Charles Gelheiser of South Glens Falls, N.Y.; his mother- and father-in-law, John and Margaret Gelheiser of Adams; his brother-in-law, John Gelheiser and his wife, Penny, of South Glens Falls, N.Y., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be on Monday, April 15, at 9 a.m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 in the Parish Church of Blessed John Paul, celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Boyle, pastor. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Zachary Albareda Education Fund through the funeral home.

To leave a message of condolence or for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 11, 2013
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