PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – R. Stephen Reilly, a partner at Fitzgerald Insurance Center in Peekskill, died unexpectedly on Dec. 9 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, N.Y. He was 42.
Reilly was born Jan. 11, 1970, in Queens. His family moved to Dutchess County in 1982. He graduated from John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., in 1988, SUNY Albany in 1992 and Albany Law School in 1995.
Reilly married his high school sweetheart, Aimee C. Fitzpatrick, on July 16, 1994, at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, in Fishkill, N.Y. Reilly worked as a partner with his father-in-law at Fitzpatrick Insurance Center in Peekskill since 2005.
He played baseball while studying at SUNY Albany, and his love of sports led him to volunteer as a coach and mentor for the East Fishkill Soccer League, Little League baseball and youth basketball.
A longtime New York Mets fan, he loved playing baseball and basketball and delighted in the opportunity to transfer his love of sports to the next generation. Always willing to help friends and strangers, he was a multiple-organ donor upon his passing, his family said.
Reilly is survived by his wife; three children, Keara Dae, Maggie Rose and Mick; his parents, Raymond and Virginia Reilly of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; a brother, Christopher (Kerry) Reilly of Whitinsville, Mass.; his parents-in-law, Michael and Joan Fitzpatrick of Fishkill; four siblings-in-law, Daniel and Julie Fitzpatrick of New Port Richey, Fla., and Pamela and Timothy Classey of Holly Springs, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at McHoul Funeral Home in Fishkill. A service will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to an education fund established for Reilly's children, c/o McHoul Funeral Home, 1089 Main St., Fishkill, NY 12524.