Southbridge/Charlton...Stephen Paul Tremblay, 27, died September 27, at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston after complications of Covid-19 pneumonia. He is survived by his mother Marie (Bolduc) Tremblay of Sturbridge, his sister Kelsie Tremblay and her partner Tim Santilli of Boston, his God-mother Catherine Halleran of New York, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Stephen was born April 26, 1994 in Southbridge, son of the late Paul R. Tremblay who died November 29, 2017. Stephen attended Southbridge High School and was a longtime member of the Center of Hope.
Having to overcome so many obstacles in his life attributing to his rare diagnosis (Bardet-Biedl Syndrome), Steve became a compassionate young man. As an advocate for the Jimmy Fund, Steve always looked for ways to give back to others through donations and charitable events.
He had many passions including WWE wrestling, baseball (especially the Red Sox), and was most notably a self-titled NASCAR fanatic. He enjoyed his yearly family tradition of attending the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race in Louden and was especially grateful for his most recent trip to the race in Charlotte. There he had the time of his life and met his favorite sports broadcaster.
Stephen and Paul Tremblay were inseparable, often taking trips to fill their collections of antiques and diecast model cars. Listening and dancing to music, especially AC/DC and other oldies, were a way he and Kelsie coped with the loss of their dad. She was his biggest supporter and cheerleader, always having the ability to make Steve smile whenever it was needed.
Stephen always knew how fortunate he was to have his mother, Marie. As a nurse herself, Marie became a “Steve expert” along with his doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Steve was grateful for his village of nurses and caretakers throughout his life— especially Terrilee Peipel and Cole Carron who became like a second mother and sister to him. It was the care and support from everyone that allowed him to live an eventful and fulfilling 27 years.
He was a kind soul who’s infectious laugh and sense of humor could light up a room. Stephen left an impact on every person he met and will be sorely missed by so many.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 4-7PM at Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550. Ceremony at the gravesite and a celebration of his life will be held at a date later to be determined.
THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT A MASK BE WORN AT THE FUNERAL HOME