Michael Belycia – September 4, 2021

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   WEST COXSACKIE – Michael Belycia, of West Coxsackie, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the age of 81, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.

     Michael was born January 26, 1940 and is the son of the late Pauline Macek and Andrew Stefura.  He was a Navy veteran and served from 1958 to 1962 aboard the USS Midway.  Michael’s employment career included IBM, Fleet Bank and First Student, and he was a graduate of Miami Dade College, majoring in Oceanography.

     Michael is survived by his wife Nancy Esposito Belycia; his son Mark DePasquale; three grandchildren, Jacob, Alana and Logan DePasquale; daughter-in-law, Kristy DePasquale, her partner, Eric Cook; and their three children, Xavier, Zionna and Azaria Cook; his brother, John Stefura and his wife Sue Stefura; two nieces, Patricia Stefura O’Brien and her husband Sean, Elizabeth Stefura Gomez, her husband Daniel; two nephews, Michael Stefura, his wife Kirsten and John Stefura; along with many cousins, great nieces and nephews.

     Calling hours for Michael will be held Saturday, September 11th at St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie where friends will be received from 9 to 10 AM, followed by a Catholic Mass at 10 AM.  After the Mass there will be a celebration of his life at his home on 18 Apple Blossom Lane.  All are welcome.

     Contributions in memory of Michael may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 113 Holland Ave., Room C308-5, Albany, NY 12208.