Stephen R. McQuade


Stephen R. McQuade, 59, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2020. He was born in New York, NY on March 16, 1961 to Raymond J. and Patricia A. (Scanlon) McQuade. Stephen was a longtime resident of Ballston Spa, NY.

Stephen enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a quick wit and a sweet smile that endeared him to all. He spent summers growing up with extended family and friends at the beach in New Jersey. Stephen enjoyed athletic activities in his youth, including swimming, baseball, basketball, and playing Frisbee. He participated in Special Olympics athletic events and was extremely proud of the medals he earned.

Stephen led an active life with members of his AIM family, sharing time together on local outings, vacations to the Adirondacks, Myrtle Beach and Orlando. Stephen also enjoyed daily activities with his Evergreen family at Saratoga Bridges.

Stephen was predeceased by his parents and by his brother Brian P. McQuade. Stephen is survived by his sister Kathleen A. McQuade (Kevin LeBoeuf) of Fanwood, NJ; his brothers Michael J. McQuade of Howell, NJ; Kevin J. McQuade (Rosemarie Leahy) of Johnson City, NY; Christopher J. McQuade (Anne Thiongo) of Eatontown, NJ; and Daniel P. McQuade (Sherri) of Warwick, RI; his beloved nieces Audrey and Kara; his cherished nephews Christopher, Gregory, Alex, Tim, Henry, Benjamin, and Daniel; and many friends in Ballston Spa and in the Gravelly Point community of Highlands, NJ.

A private family service will be held. A Memorial Mass will take place at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be made to AIM Services, Inc., 4227 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12286 or to St Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Renea Blakeslee Aussicker

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Steven was a sweet hearted soul anyone that knew him was truly blessed. Childhood memories have never been forgotten.

Elaine and Tom Cohoe

Dear Kate and Kevin,
Sending you and your family our love at this time of sadness in the loss of your brother.
Blessings,
From your cousin,
Elaine (St. Pierre) and Tom.

Aunt Rosella Le Boruf Pinsonneault

Dear Kate
I’d like to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your brother Stephen.
God bless and stay safe.
Love, Aunt Rosella.

Shelley Mills Smith

I was so saddened to hear of Stephens passing. I remember him fondly and my heart felt condolences go out to the entire McQuade family. Love and prayers to all

Trudy Forrester and family

We lost a very special and loving Stephen our sympathies are with his wonderful family “God bless” ❤️

Barbara and Bob Sommer

God Bless Stephen and condolences to the McQuade family.

Feeney Family

We lost a legend and he will be missed so much. Life at the beach was always better when Dee was around. My fondest memories are of Dee being the designated pitcher for the endless wiffle ball games we played as kids. He made me love the game!

Susan Shea “SueBelle”

To my favorite cousin. I am going to miss your sweet smile and that deep belly laugh you always had. Especially when Aunt Pat would kiss you all over your face while she combed your hair, you would laugh and laugh. You were by far the best sweeper on Gravelly. Never went out of the bungalow without your baseball cap and metals. Never missed a movie night!!!! You taught me so much about life, family and taking care of those who need our special love. Please tell Aunt Pat and Uncle Ray, Aunt Jayne and Donna and Aunt Dolores and Uncle Don and your brother Brian we miss them and love them.
Love you Stephen,
Your cousin SueBelle

Barbara Keogh Leonard

John and I were so very sorry to her of Stephen's passing. He was a shining light on Gravelly Point with his friendly smile and cheery wave and will be missed by all. God bless Stephen and the entire McQuade family.

Kips Family

Till we meet again on our Lord's feet.
Amen

Mike and Laffey

Laffey family lost a true friend with the passing of Stephen......likewise with our Gravelly Community we all grieve his departure..... Rest In Peace Stephen

JEANINE HALLIGAN

TO THE MC QUADE FAMILY,
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL OBITUARIE. I CAN REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND WOULD RUN AWAY WHEN STEPHEN TRIED TO KISS ME. AS I GREW UP I LEARNED TO APPRECIATE HIS KISS & SEE HOW HAPPY IT MADE HIM. I LOVED TELLING HIM WHAT A GREAT JOB HE DID WITH THE WALKWAY & WOULD ALWAYS ADMIRE HIS SPECIAL OLYMPIC MEDALS BECAUSE HE LOVED TO SHOW ME. I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES WITH YOU ALL. I'm HAPPY HE'S REUNITED WITH MOM , DAD & BRIAN. HE'S IN GOOD COMPANY WITH MANY MORE GRAVELLY POINT LOVED ONES. ALL THE BRIODY'S SEND THEIR CONDOLENCES AS WELL. MY LOVE TO YOU ALL!
WARM REGARDS,
JEANINE

Mrs. Kathleen Houston

Condolences from all the Houstons. We have many fond memories of summer days spent with our good friend and beach neighbor Steve/Dee throughout the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kathryn LeBoeuf

Stephen - You were very special to many of us. I loved your smile and the looks you would give to my brother Kevin, especially when you'd grin at him. You had a great sense of humor. You will be missed, but we know you are reunited with your Mom and Dad now. My deepest sympathy to the McQuade family.

Hauprich Family

Stephen McQuade was special on this Earth. His place in Heaven is surely special there too. Corinthians 13 "Love...bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."

Nancy Laffey Hart

We are so sorry to hear about Stephen’s passing. His wonderful smile and quick wit will be missed on Gravelly. Stephen and the McQuade family will be in our prayers.
Love Nancy,Dave, Bridget, Matt and Patrick Hart.

Stacie Boni

You touched the hearts of all who knew you, you will be missed.

Bill & Theresaa Grau

The Good Lord has another Special Angel by His side.
We will all miss Stephen, but we'll meet again sometime in the future.
Our condolences to the Family, but rest assured that Stephen is in a MUCH
better place.
We love you!

Jan P. Christensen

Dear Stephen, may your gentle soul walk in sunshine through the ages, and the light of your smile shine on our own paths here. We miss you.

LeBoeuf family

May you feel the Lord’s peace in your hearts and know that the angels are singing his arrival into heaven.
Love,
John LeBoeuf and family

Keith Ames and Family

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

Carla Cefalo and Family

We are deeply saddened to lose a lifelong friend Stephen (Dee) McQuade. He was surrounded by a wonderful, loving family and many friends. I pray the good Lord comforts you all as we mourn his loss. We all know Dee is an angel in Heaven and will live his eternal life surrounded with peace and love. ❤️ We will miss you Dee!

John and Beth (O'Halloran) Lukas

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the McQuade Family at this time of grief. The picture of Stephen on Gravely Point beach (down at the shore) with a smile and the sun on his face is a true symbol of the joy and love that Stephen brought to our families, and the endless memories that will never fade. God Bless Stephen Raymond McQuade.

Jayne Hesse

Words cannot express how sad I am to hear about Stephen. May you all find peace love and comfort knowing how much he was loved by so many and may his memories always bring a smile to your heart ❤️

Alice Smith

You were such a light to everyone who knew you, Your smile would bring joy to everyone especially day, Fly high Stephen, God has a new angel.

Laurie and Carl Gentry

We were so sorry to hear about Stephen's passing. We will miss seeing him walking down Gravelly Point Rd and holding out his hand to shake ours. He was very sweet and always stopped to say hello. Our sincere sympathies to the McQuade family. Sending love and prayers for all.
Sincerely,
Laurie and Carl Gentry

Barbara Valle

Stephen was a wonderful spirit who basked in the love of his family. Rest In Peace Dee

John K. McQuade

Stephen was always a sweet boy/man. He loved his parents and siblings who all loved him dearly. Surely he is in heaven with mom, dad and Brian. God bless Stephen. Uncle John

Gary and Catherine Hayes

Condolences to all the family, I remember our time at the beach fondly.