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110 Division St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 518-842-2810
Fax: 518-842-6952
Bernard Stellato

Bernard Richard "Rich" Stellato

Saturday, September 28th, 1929 - Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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Bernard Richard Stellato, 91, of Amsterdam, NY and formerly of Perth, NY; passed away Tuesday morning, December 15, 2020 at his residence.

Born in Amsterdam on September 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Anthony and Filomena Fiato Stellato.

Rich received his education in the Amsterdam school system and was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School.

He served as president for the Local Protection and Security Union and as a security officer at General Electric Company for many years until retiring in 1993.

Rich was an honorably discharged United States Army veteran with the rank of Corporal and served during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953.

Bernie was a parishioner and communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Amsterdam.

He was a former member and chairman of Perth Youth Commission, former member of the Perth Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Perth Board of Assessment, former member of Sons of Italy and was a current member of the Southside Veterans Association.

On April 8, 1956, he was united in marriage to Norma M. Petruccione Stellato who survives at home, one son, Louis B. “Louie” Stellato (Lisa) of Ballston Spa, NY; one grandson, Michael P. Stellato (Hayley) of Amsterdam, nieces, nephews, Anthony (Lorraine) Stellato, Ann Marie Gotzen-berg, Filomena LaBate, Deborah Kiskis, John (Jessica) Stellato, David (Sandy) Petruccione, Norma L. Brent) Bozell, Mary (George) Vancore, Anne (Benjamin) Wojciechowsky and Peter (Dawn) Petruccione and sister-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Petruccione.

Rich was also predeceased by two sons, Michael A. and Richard A. Stellato, one sister, Mary DiCaprio, and three brothers, John, Louis and Francis Stellato.

A private Mass of Christian Burial for family will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, with Rev. O. Robert De Martinis officiating and will be live streamed on face book by going to OLMC Amsterdam at 12 noon Friday December 18, 2020.

Full military honors will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Interment will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Amsterdam.

Memorial gifts in Rich’s name may be Made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, P.O. Box 699, or to GAVAC, P.O. Box 11, both Amsterdam, NY 12010.

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    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
    39 St John Street
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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    Fr. O. Robert DeMartinis
  • Interment

    Mount Carmel Cemetery
    Truax Road
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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Donna Krajewski

Posted at 07:59pm
Norma, Phil and family
So sorry to hear about the passing of Rich. My condolences to you and your family. May God Bless
Donna Krajewski from Dr. Zaborowski’s

Bob LaBate

Posted at 07:38pm
Louie, Lisa and Aunt Norma;
So very sorry to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of Uncle Richie. Please accept my sincerest condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Becca Wojciechowsky

Posted at 11:36am
Aunt Norma, Louie & Lisa, You are in our prayers and we will miss Uncle Richie. We love you all and know Uncle Richie is now at peace.
Love, Paul, Becca, Anthony and Alex

Angela Pelneau

Posted at 01:18pm
Stellato family
Sincere sympathy on your loss..I remember the good times our parents had working the concession stand at the sporting events
and our family parties. Be comforted in all your memories.
Ang and Jim Pelneau


Paul, Paulie, Meredith, Alicia, and Gabe

Posted at 08:27am
Norma and Lou, we would like to offer our sincere sympathy on the passing of Rich. May the good Lord provide you with peace and comfort.
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