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Stephen A. Congelli

July 15, 1950 - February 4, 2023


WELLSVILLE – Stephen A. Congelli, 72, passed away on Saturday (February 4, 2023) at Bath VA Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Congelli was born on July 15, 1950 in Wellsville to Felix R. and Lasca O. (Baker) Congelli. He was a 1968 graduate of Andover Central School. He served in the United States Army from 1973 to 1976 and again from 1978 to 1980.

Stephen was a machine operator for many years at Gunlocke in Wayland where he retired in 2010.

Steve is survived by three sisters, Sharon Congelli of Rochester, Candace “Candy” Congelli of Rock Hill, S.C. and Julienne “Julie” Roach of Asheville, N.C.; one brother, Robert Congelli of Wellsville; a dear friend Reba Davis of Andover; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Steve was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. He loved to fish, especially with his friends Al and Bryan. Steve enjoyed watching the old westerns on TV.

Steve loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He was kind and caring with a great smile and a wonderful sense of humor. His nephew recalls the time he was playing basketball with Uncle Steve in the driveway and later had a conversation about his struggles with loneliness and finding his place in the world. Uncle Steve took the time to talk, crack a few jokes and in his way reminded his nephew of the important things in life; like family. Family was important to Steve and you knew he always had your back.

Per Steve’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation. There will be a graveside service on Friday (February 10) at 1:00 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Andover with Rev. Christian Mattison of Andover Presbyterian Church officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the combined Andover and Wellsville American Legion and the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to Allegany County Cancer Services, 100 South Highland Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895. © 2023 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Graveside Service:
Friday, February 10, 2023
1:00 p.m.
Hillside Cemetery, Andover

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14 Messages

  1. Condolences to Steve’s family and friends. He was a gentle, quiet, and sometimes humorous fella and will be missed!
    My thoughts and prayers to all.

    Your neighbor, Sal

  2. My deepest sympathy to Steve’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  3. Many fond memories from when we hung out together in high school. He loved to play pool and pin ball. I remember Steve as a caring and good friend.

  4. Sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for his

    Family and friends. May he rest in peace now.

  5. May your memories of Steve bring you comfort.
    I loved his sense of humor. Love to all.

    Rest In Peace Steve

  6. Sending condolences and prayers for the family of Steve Congelli. A former neighbor of mine and tried to mind his own business. Many prayers and thoughts for the family

  7. I am so sorry to learn of Steve’s passing, he like so many of us from Andover gave his all to serve his country when ask. I am proud to call him My Brother Nd offer a “Slow Salute”. I offer my most sincere condolences for his family and friends.

  8. So very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Although it has been quite some time since we have seen one another, we are still family. Sending up prayers of peace, comfort and healing for Sharon, Bobby, Candy and Julie and their families. Much love to them all.

  9. Steve was a life long friend and classmate. We had lots of laughs. My thoughts are with Bob, Sharon , Julie and Candy..

  10. Alot of memories & almost what was- but we were young. Rip Steve- glad we got be friends on FB.

  11. Steve was my best friend for over 50 years. His passing leaves a hole in my being that will never be filled. The passage of time will smooth the edges, perhaps, but, until I see him again( I hope against all hope) The loss remains utmost in my consciousness. Rest in Peace,Sven

  12. Y
    Please express my fond thoughts in Steve’s passing. Had some times with Steve through the years and will miss. Thoughts are with the family

  13. Miss you buddy…. <3

  14. Your message: Dear Steve…I didn’t know you personally but you’re by far a very nice gentleman. I dearly wish I could’ve known you better.Love Sheri


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