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Stephen Robert Dale

February 25, 1949 August 16, 2018
Stephen Robert Dale
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Obituary for Stephen Robert Dale

Stephen Robert Dale, 69, died suddenly Thursday at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge. He was the beloved husband of Linda Vecchione, father to the late Sean Gerard Vecchione-Dale, big brother to Kevin and William Dale, and brother-in-law to Lucille and Angelo Albanese. He is also survived by a loving group of nieces, nephews, great-niece, great-nephew, extended family and close friends, especially best lifetime friends Jean and Bob Zimmerman.

Steve spent his childhood in Harrison, graduated from Rutgers University and lived most of his life in Bloomfield with his family. Selfless even in his profession, he spent 35 years working for New Jersey’s Division of Youth & Family Services, retiring as a litigation specialist in 2008. He was among the kindest individuals many of us have ever known.

He raised his son, adored his wife and welcomed his loved ones with an unwavering warmth - even in, and especially during, the toughest of times. He gave kindness, effort and time without any expectation of reciprocity.

A reader of serious books and collector of silly knickknacks, he didn’t think he’d live to see his beloved Jets win another Super Bowl, an unfortunately prescient prediction.

He was a generous, competent, intelligent man in a world running short on each of those qualities.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bloomfield Animal Shelter (bloomfieldshelter.com), where Steve volunteered for many years.

Viewing will be Sunday from 2-7pm at O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad Street in Bloomfield. A service will be held at 12pm on Monday at the same venue.


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Visitation

Sunday

19

Aug

2:00 PM 8/19/2018 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/19/2018 7:00:00 PM
O'Boyle Funeral Home

309 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

O'Boyle Funeral Home
309 Broad Street Bloomfield 07003 NJ
United States

Service

Monday

20

Aug

12:00 PM 8/20/2018 12:00:00 PM
O'Boyle Funeral Home

309 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

O'Boyle Funeral Home
309 Broad Street Bloomfield 07003 NJ
United States
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