Nena Merando Stellefson (1925-2016)

Nena (Merando) Stellefson, 90, of Nelsonville, died on May 26, 2016, at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor.

Born August 23, 1925 in Cold Spring, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Giamnillari) Merando.

A lifelong area resident, Nena was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother who dedicated her life to caring for her loved ones. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Church and has lived her life true to her core beliefs of love and forgiveness. Nothing gave Nena more pleasure than being with her family and wonderful friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Leland Stellefson, in 2008.

She is survived by a son and daughter, Wayne (and Christine) Stellefson of Mechanicsburg, Penn., and Eileen (and Gary) Myers of Nashville, Tenn., a stepson Herbert (and Margaret) Stellefson, Jr., of White Haven, Penn., one sister, Mary Merando, two grandsons, Michael (and Becky) and Jonathon (and Geni) Stellefson, two step-grandsons, Robb (and Kimberly) Myers and Richard (and Holly) Myers, and three great-grandchildren, Landry Stellefson, Aeri Burns and Abbott Myers, along with many nieces and nephews. Five brothers, Philip, Joseph, Anthony, John and Salvatore Merando and two sisters, Nancy Tompkins and Concetta Miller predeceased her.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 1 at Our Lady of Loretto.

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