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Roy Alan Steed

PINE PLAINS — Roy Alan Steed, 69, a 10-year resident of Pine Plains, died at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Aug. 16, 2017, after a difficult two-year battle with cancer.

Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Jan. 19, 1948, he was the son of Margaret Johanna (Gerken) and  Edgar LeRoy Steed. 

After graduating from Poughkeepsie High School in 1967, Roy moved to Metuchen, N.J., and later to Cumberland, R.I.

Roy’s employment revolved around electronics, early computer wiring, bridge traffic and lighting and later automated conveyor systems. 

After moving to Pine Plains, Roy earned his real estate broker’s license. 

He was an enthusiastic fisherman, a talented singer, an avid gardener and a gourmet cook. Roy loved to laugh, tell jokes and build warm and cozy fires both outside and in the cottage wood stove.

Roy is survived by his partner, Deborah (Doyle) MacConel of Pine Plains; his daughter, Jennifer Finnegan and her husband, Brendan, and their children, Tatum and Gavin, of Plainville, Mass.; his son, Scott and his wife Michelle Maloney, and their two children, Zachary and Zoey, of Browns Mills, N.J.; his brother, Ron Steed and his wife, Marti (Doyle) Steed, of Pine Plains; his brother, Kevin Steed and his wife, Michelle, of Cary, N.C.; his sister, Lynda Antun, who resides in South Carolina; Roy’s former wife, Terry Rudine, who resides in North Attleboro, Mass.; and many loved nieces and nephews and life-long friends.

A private ceremony will take place at the convenience of family and friends at Fishermen’s Wharf in Point Pleasant, R.I., where he enjoyed deep sea fishing with his many friends.

Memorial donations in memory of Roy may be made to Breast Cancer Research, C/O Weill Cornell Breast Center, 425 E 61 St. #8, NYC, NY 10065, where Roy received innovative state-of-the-art and personal compassionate care from Dr. Anne Moore  and the entire professional staff.