Miss Stephanie Anne Guiney was surrounded with love and compassion on the evening of her passing, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Her eight year battle with cancer concluded in the peaceful setting of her home under the concern of Hospice. Her father John was at her side along with her dearest friends, including Randy Dingman and Dorothy Roskowski.
The family is so grateful to all who have assisted them, including the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Emergency Room and Special Care Unit. The love, compassion and generosity of Herkimer High School have been overwhelming toward Steph and her father over the last years. They have been truly phenomenal.
Steph was born on Oct. 21, 1960, in London, England, a daughter of John F. Guiney and the late Anna E. McManus. She attended Catholic school in Montclair, N.J., and went on to attend Seton Hall University. She derived an amazing amount of peace and pleasure working with her dad at the Guiney Family Dairy Farm. Steph was “hands on” at the farm and worked diligently to make the farm the success that it was. Along with the farm, she loved her dear horse Zipper along with her dogs, Kay and Collins. She received pastoral support from Father Mark Cunningham and Sr. Mary Jo Tallman. Her faith community was that of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Mohawk.
Stephanie is survived by her beloved father, John, and her stepmother, Agnes, along with several cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends, both in the United States and Ireland. She was predeceased by her mother, Anna, who is buried in Ireland.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion (town of Frankfort), on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, from 5 until 8 p.m. Stephanie’s funeral will begin with prayer at the chapel of the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. We will then process to Blessed Sacrament Church, East Main Street, Mohawk, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. by Father Mark Cunningham, sacramental minister. Full burial will follow in the Mohawk Cemetery Annex, Vickerman Hill, where a grave has been selected near her close and dear friend, Jimmy.
Her family would also like to recognize Dr. Atul Butala, Dr. Oleg Dulken and Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful treatment extended. Those wishing are asked to consider contributions in Stephanie’s memory to either the Herkimer County Humane Society or to Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Enea Family Funeral Home (894-8000).
To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.eneafamily.com.
The family is being served by funeral directors Harry and Kevin Enea and Donald Applegate.