June 23, 1946 ~ December 6, 2022

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Stephanie J. Begandy

Stephanie went home on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at age 76 to be with her parents, Annabelle and Stephen Begandy Sr.  She is survived by her siblings, Stephen Jr. (Deb), Suzanne (Mark) Jovanelli and Lori (Rodney) Lund; many nieces, nephews, and life-long friends.

Four of Stephanie’s nieces were her wonderful and loving caregivers, Kelly and Kerry Jovanelli and Alexis and Alanna Bell.  With their loving care, the family was able to keep her at home as promised.  We would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Michael Herbowy and his staff for his constant care and guidance for Stephanie.

Stephanie worked for Eastman Kodak Co. for many years and retired from Xerox Corporation.  She had a love of music and loved to dance.  She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Stephanie’s visitation will be held Tuesday, December 13th 4 PM -7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Funeral Service will be celebrated Wednesday, December 14th 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Funeral Home.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Visitation: Tuesday December 13, 2022 04:00 PM - Tuesday December 13, 2022 07:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: Wednesday December 14, 2022 10:00 AM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. I just don’t have words to say how special my Sister-Friend was. Sweet, kind, compassionate, fun and funny are just a few words to describe her. Loved by everyone who met her, Steph was just that one-in-a-million person! As much as I’ll miss her, I know that God has a much more important assignment for her in Heaven, and there is no doubt that it involves wearing wings!! As she was an angel on earth, may she continue to be an angel who watches over us all…especially her family, who took such amazing care of her and made many sacrifices in doing so!! Until we meet again, my dear, sweet Steph!! I love you with all my heart…eternally ♥️

  2. My deepest sympathy & love to you Lori, and to your family. Your loving care & steadfast advocacy for Stephanie made her ordeal much lighter & more comfortable. You are a wonderful sister. I know your heart is broken.

  3. Marc, His wife Cheryl and Aunt Cathy are saddened to learn of Stephanie’s passing.

    We will keep her in our prayers as she joins her heavenly family.

    With love

    The Nasser’s

  4. Aunt Stephanie was the aunt that was always there. Always showing us what it meant to care for someone. She was the true caretaker. She was always present no matter what and knew how to make us feel special.
    May your blessings in heaven be more than what we could ever imagine.

  5. I was privileged to be one of Stephanie’s care givers. She was such a sweetheart.. I will never forget her…She was blessed to have been taken care of by such a loving family…. My deepest sympathy goes out too all… I will never forget them❤️

  6. Steph you were one of my favorite classmates from Sacred Heart School. In the years that followed Occasionally we’d run into each other & it was a warm, happy encounter. Sad to learn you’d been ailing and sad at your passing. Now you’re free & whole, soaring with the angels. God bless your family.

  7. Such fond and numerous memories of cousin Stephanie. I am saddened to learn of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    Michele Ann Begandy

  8. To my Dear Friend Sue, may the love and dreams you both as sisters have had continue to be the best memories ever. May she RIP.

  9. Stef you are more then a cousin to me you are an Angele for the care you gave to my dad aka “Uncle Bobby” was off the charts your smile and hugs and love that I remember not only to me but to my wife and family is something I’ll hold deep in my ❤️‍🔥forever from the days as a child wachting u put ur Mack up on in the attic on Dewy ave to riding in your super sport impala I will allways love you❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹💝🥰😘

  10. Dear Steph, you were my first best friend, We met in 4th grade at Sacred Heart and continued to be like sisters. We shared so many good times and some crazy times. Even after high school our paths would cross, we would get together for lunch and talk about all those amazing times we shared. You always were a wonderful friend. And all who knew and loved you will have an empty place in there heart. Fly with the angels my dear friend. You will be missed.My prayers for you and your family.

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