Dean Nephew

Dean DJ Nephew

Wednesday, February 21st, 1979 - Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Dean “DJ” Nephew, 41, of West Chazy, was called home on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Dean was born on February 21, 1979 in Plattsburgh, NY to Dean and Eydie Nephew. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, his sister Kristin Nephew & her fiancée Jack Garrand, his beloved nephews Cayden and Carter Garrand whom he loved and cherished beyond measure. Dean also leaves behind stepmom, Donna Mundy, stepsiblings Becky LaPier, Danielle & Mark Lukasiewicz, and Jess & Catherine Mundy. In addition he leaves behind several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many Friends.
Dean was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Arthur & June Nephew, his maternal grandparents, Raymond & Daphene DeCoste and several Uncles and Aunts.
Dean graduated from Seton Catholic in 1997 and attended college in South Carolina right after. He was currently employed by PMLD as a plant attendant. He held various jobs throughout his life as he was an avid worker and go getter spending most of his time “making money”. He enjoyed hustling and meeting people at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall where he was known for his passion and zest for life. No one could ever keep up with him and would joke how he worked and ran like a “machine”. Dean also tried his hand in the insurance field and maple industries as there was nothing he could not do if he set his mind to it.
Growing up, Dean had to be the best and number 1! Throughout life, this still held true. He was always described as one of the best right to the end. He was a competitive athlete and loved being on the ice playing hockey. Dean could walk into a room of strangers and walk out with many friends. It didn’t take him long to fit right in and become the life of the party. Dean loved music and sang his heart out although it was painful at times because he couldn’t carry a tune.
Dean truly enjoyed travelling and couldn’t wait for his next big adventure. He has travelled all over the world. Some of Dean’s fondest memories were made riding his motorcycle with his dad. He enjoyed spending time with his family whether it was just to drop by for a coffee, play boardgames, or just to visit. There was nothing Dean wouldn’t do for his family or anyone he came into contact with. He may not have kept in close contact with everyone but he will never be forgotten by all that were lucky enough to know him.
Dean was known by many for his infectious smile, witty sense of humor, larger than life presence and contagious personality. He was loved by everyone and lived life to the fullest. When Dean wasn’t busy arguing with his sister over everything and who was right, he spent many hours with his mom watching their favorite shows. He also enjoyed working along-side his dad on many projects and looking for the next big endeavor. Dean looked forward to spending time with his nephews whether it was watching soccer games, attending concerts, or just spending time with them for no other reason other than his kindness. Dean really enjoyed taking Cayden to learn to skate, to share his love of hockey which continued to grow with going to watch the Cardinal hockey games together.
Dean was loved by so many and he will forever be missed and remembered.
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.”

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. Interment will follow in St. Louis de France Cemetery in Sciota, NY.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Online condolences may be offered at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    29 Broad Street
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  • Interment

    St. Louis de France Cemetery
    Route 22
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Ashley Morand

Posted at 07:20pm
I met Dean Monday August 31st 2020, at the gym and we became instant friends, in the short time I knew him, he was the most honest, brave, selfless, outspoken, loving persons I have ever came across, we shared many moments talking for hours. I knew this person. Everyday he would tell me “you will never meet someone again like me” I replied “you’re right I never have”. Dean I’m so happy we met and I told you that everyday, you have impacted my life in such a great way, and this you knew. I will never forget you, you hold a special place in my heart and you will be deeply missed, my condolences to your family, you celebrated them every moment you had. You were truly a gem. Thank you for allowing me to spend those last memories with you. Love you.

Shawn Flanagan

Posted at 03:31pm
Dean, Eydie, and Kristin,
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies. When reminiscing about the past, Dean's name comes up frequently at our dinner table. We loved Dean like family. We always enjoyed having Dean around because the air in the room was always a little lighter, and the laughter was always a little louder. He was charming, charismatic, and always had the ability to make you laugh. Dean and Eydie, I want to personally thank you for treating me like I was your own child for all those years. Some of my favorite moments were spent at your house during the winter seasons after hockey practice. Coming out of the freezing cold and walking into your warm, cozy house filled with Mountain Dew and all my favorite treats were some of the best times in my life. Staying up too late watching hockey games and making memories with Dean is what I cherished most. I'm glad Dean and I had the opportunity to re-connect last summer. We spent most of that time talking about our childhood, and all the amazing memories we experienced over the years. We spoke of friendship, family and all the important things in between that shaped our lives. He spoke of his family in such high regard. He was more than enthustiactic about becoming an uncle, and we are sure that he was great at it! Dean you were one in a million. We will miss you dearly.

Lots of Love,

The Flanagan's


Garrett Mastic

Posted at 08:04am
From my family to yours our Deepest Condolences

Becky Lapier

Posted at 01:29am
How can you pick just one, there were so many positive things about DJ. He’s very big heart and loved our family greatly. He was a ball of energy. Him and I became very close in recent years. I did not really get to know him when he was younger. But I didn’t live still home. Being the oldest of the five of us, I was married and living elsewhere but when I moved back home, I got to know the real DJ him and I had a lot in common being the first born. We understood what it was like to be the oldest. He was a ray of sunshine in our lives that will not be easily forgotten. Rest in peace my brother I will miss you

David A. Ash

Posted at 10:42am
My Deepest Condolances! With Love always!
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