R. Stephen Reilly
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Fishkill - R. Stephen Reilly, beloved and incredible husband and father and resident of Fishkill, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. He was 42.
Stephen was born in Queens, New York on January 11, 1970 and his family moved to Dutchess County in 1982. Steve graduated John Jay High School in 1988, SUNY Albany in 1992 and Albany Law School in 1995.
Since 2005, he was proudly working as a partner with his father-in-law at Fitzpatrick Insurance Center in Peekskill.
While in college, Stephen played baseball for S.U.N.Y. Albany. His love of sports led him to volunteer actively as a coach and mentor for East Fishkill Soccer League, Little League Baseball and Youth Basketball. A long time Mets fan, he loved playing baseball and basketball and delighted in the opportunity to transfer his love of sports to the next generation.
On July 16 1994, he married his high school sweetheart Aimee C. Fitzpatrick at St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill. Aimee survives at home along with their three children, Keara Dae (15), Maggie Rose (12), and Mick (9).
Steve lived for his children and family. He was a gentle soul and voice of reason. Steve was always willing to help both friends and strangers and as such was a multiple organ donor upon his passing.
Stephen is also survived by his parents, Raymond & Virginia Reilly of Wappingers Falls; his brother, Christopher Reilly & his wife Kerry of Whitinsville, MA; his father and mother-in-law, Michael & Joan Fitzpatrick of Fishkill; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel & Julie Fitzpatrick of New Port Richey, FL and Pamela & Timothy Classey of Holly Springs, NC. He was a loving uncle to Fiona, Bridget and Liam Reilly, Ben Fitzpatrick, Kayla and Kylie Classey. Steve is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A service will be held at the funeral home beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, immediately following calling hours.
An education trust fund has been established to benefit Stephen's children. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Reilly Children, c/o McHoul Funeral Home, 1089 Main Street, Fishkill, NY 12524.
For directions, online condolences and memorial donations, please visit Stephen's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012