Anthony Stefanacci

Obituary of Anthony Joseph Eugene Stefanacci

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Dateline: Saratoga Springs, NY


Our son, Anthony Joseph Eugene Stefanacci (AJ), suddenly and without warning died on Friday, May 10, 2024 at the age of 17. Anthony is predeceased by his sister, Kelsey Elizabethand Grandfather, Eugene Joseph. Anthony is survived by his parents, Janetlyn and Matthew, his older sisters, Kaylin Anne (Colin) and Giuliana Katherine. He is also survived by his nephews, Elias, Colin & Keegan, his grandmother, Betty Stefanacci, Aunt Tracey and Uncle Chuck Tyree, Uncle Michael McLain (Angelica), Titi Margi, Uncle Michael Stefanacci (Alexis) and so many other cousins and relatives to list. He is also survived by his cherished pets, Lillo and Annika. This is in addition to the countless friends that Anthony made during his time of public service.


There will be a Celebration of Life on May 18, 2024 at 11:00 AM, at the Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2 Hutchins Rd. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, with a small luncheon to follow where family will receive friends.


Anthony was born on May 19, 2006, a full 9 weeks ahead of schedule. As a child, Anthony’s love of creations with Lego’s, his love of Walt Disney World and fascination with emergency services became emboldened. Although these were his passions, he would try everything presented to him; Jiu jitsu, drums, soccer and Tee-ball just to name a few.


Anthony was incredibly intelligent, charismatic, loving and witty, with a give-it-all lifestyle. He turned these traits into dedicating his life to public service. Anthony was a former member of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Explorer Post #037 where he learned that service to the public was his passion and calling.


Anthony then transitioned into public service with the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and the Ballston Lake Emergency Squad. On Sunday May 5, 2024, Anthony became a certified NYS EMT and was on the road to earning his Paramedic certification. This accomplishment at his young age gave him such pride and a sense of belonging. Anthony’s passion and love for the Malta Ridge Fire Department and Ballston Lake EMS was deep and without end. Anthony’s goal was to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional firefighter/paramedic. All while being heavily involved in the fire and EMS community, Anthony was preparing to graduate from Saratoga Springs High School, where he was best known for being the unofficial greeter at the front doors of the school every morning, bringing a smile to everyone he greeted. Anthony also was a student of the Criminal Justice Program through BOCES.


The Stefanacci Family would like to give heartfelt appreciation to Chuck; Tracey Tyree, Ronald Butler, the entire Saratoga Springs Fire Department, the entire Saratoga Springs Police Department, Fire Chief Aaron Dyer, Fire Lt. Elizabeth Grebe and for the countless friends, family and neighbors who are traveling this painful road with us.  Please consider donating to a humanity or worthy charity in honor of our son, Anthony Stefanacci.


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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Abundant Life Church
2 Hutchins Road
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States


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Anthony Stefanacci

2006 - 2024

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