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“Dear Robin and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. As a distant relative, I know that my father and yours...Read More »
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“I am sorry to find out that Bud had died this past week. When I first came to Poughkeepsie back in the 60's, I came to meet Bud at my South Avenue...Read More »
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“TO THE FAMILY OF C. NELSON DEWEY I was saddened to learn of the passing of Bud Dewey whom I have known for 70 + years. Bud Dewey and I were the...Read More »
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“TO THE FAMILY OF C. NELSON DEWEY I was saddened to learn of the passing of Bud Dewey whom I have known for 70 + years. Bud Dewey and I were the...Read More »
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“Dear Steve & Jan and the entire Family, Very Sorry for your loss, From my family to yours God bless, we send our prayers. ...Read More »
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C. Nelson "Bud" Dewey, Jr.
HYDE PARK - C. Nelson "Bud" Dewey, Jr., 76, a longtime Hyde Park resident, died Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck. Mr. Dewey started his career in law enforcement as a New York State Trooper with Troop K. After serving with the state police for three and a half years, he became a Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff for one and a half years. After his time with the sheriff's office, Bud became an investigator for the Dutchess County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and then a probation officer for the Dutchess County Probation Department. Most recently, he worked for the Dutchess County Dept. of Veterans' Affairs in Poughkeepsie until his retirement. Mr. Dewey was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Triune Obed Masonic Lodge # 782 in Poughkeepsie. He was also a member of the Poughkeepsie Elks Club BPOE # 275 and the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and snow skiing. He also enjoyed sailing, especially the time he spent in the Caribbean chartering his own boat. Born in Poughkeepsie on October 1, 1929, he was the son of C. Nelson Dewey, Sr. and Lorette King Dewey. He was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and also attended courses at Dutchess Community College. After graduating high school, Bud joined the United States Navy and convinced his reluctant friend, Gene Liguori, to do the same. Together, they served on the USS Missouri during the Korean War. Survivors include his love, Nancy Marinucci of Hyde Park; son , Steven K. Dewey and wife, Jan, of Salt Point; three daughters, Tracey Swartz of New Jersey, Alison Klein of Salt Point and Robin Kilmer of Clinton Corners; eleven grandchildren, Taylor and Georgie Dewey of Salt Point, Louis Swartz of North Carolina, Marcia Egbert of Washington state, Jessica, Teddy, and Cody Klein, all of Salt Point, Dana Tompkins of Clinton Corners, and Kristopher, Karissa, and Kasey Kilmer, all of Clinton Corners; and three great grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2006 at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A Celebration of Bud's life will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday evening during the calling hours. Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate. In keeping with Bud's wishes, cremation will take place and his ashes will be scattered in the waters where he loved to be. Donations in his memory may be made to the United Way of Dutchess County, 75 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. To send a condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.

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