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Stephenie Marie Pelfini

Obituary for Stephenie Marie Pelfini

August 15, 1934 - November 24, 2016
San Mateo, California | Age 82

Loving Mother, a Bright Shining Light to Family, Friends and All Who Knew Her


It is with my heartfelt sadness to tell you that my Mom, Stephenie Marie Pelfini passed away on Thanksgiving, November 24th, 2016. We were with Mom at her bedside when she took her last breath. It was a beautiful experience.

Stephenie was born a proud coal miner's daughter to Stephen and Anna Verosko in Pennsylvania. She was the beloved twin to Stephen Verosko and little sister to Florence Pastrick.

She left home and came to California to start her next life's journey. She married William Pelfini, settled down in Daly City and later made her home in San Mateo. Stephenie was world travelled and active in her community. She was a Faithful Catholic. She lived and loved life with purpose. She brought her own happiness and positive energy to all of you she touched.

She is survived by her son Michael, daughter-in-law Jennifer and brother Stephen. Mom - We Love You and will honor your memory through our life together.
Stephenie "Sis" will be remembered by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. She treasured her time with you. She loved you and wanted you to feel special.

Visitation will be held at 5pm followed by a Rosary at 7:30pm on Thursday, 12/1/16 at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Friday, 12/2/16 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 28th & Hacienda, San Mateo, CA. Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, CA.

We are requesting that in lieu of flowers, that you consider donating to one of her cherished organizations (see charity selection below).

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Mom was both a survivor and supporter of this charity. She was everyone's hero as a lymphoma survivor. Every year she walked the Light the Night, inspiring many.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Mom contributed regularly to this organization, as it was passed down as a charity that my father, William, supported.
  • Hanna Boys Center
    17000 Arnold Drive
    PO Box 100
    Sonoma, CA 95476-0100
  • Mom was a devout Catholic woman. As such she supported this charity regularly and we are honoring that in sharing the many cards that she were sent to her home from her donations, to use for family and friends to share back with us, with a story or memory
  • Salesian Missions
    2 Lefevre Lane
    PO Box 8002
    New Rochelle, NY 108012-8002

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Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
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