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John E. Blakeley

RED HOOK — John E. Blakeley, 60, passed away Jan. 10, 2012, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 26, 1951, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Eleanor and John F. Blakeley. John worked for the Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie as a painter. For more than 20 years he was the service manager for Ruge’s Subaru in Rhinebeck. He enjoyed his career and thought of his coworkers as part of his extended family.He was a graduate of Red Hook High School. John enjoyed many activities including hunting, fishing, gardening and playing with his grandchildren. He also was an avid NASCAR Fan.He proudly served his country with the United States Navy. He married Deborah Marie Doyle on March 10, 1973, in Pine Plains. She predeceased him on April 7, 2006. John is survived by his daughter, Sara, and her husband, Christopher Dundon, of Elizaville, N.Y.; his son, Cody J. Blakeley of Red Hook; two grandchildren, Caleb and Sophie Dundon; his father- and mother-in-law, Cecil and Gloria Doyle of Pine Plains; his sister-in-law, Brenda, and her husband, Peter White; his aunt-in-law, Barbara Wesley of Red Hook; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. In addition to his wife and parents, John was predeceased by his sister, Ann Kadletz. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 from the Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains.Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery Pine Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inc., 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553. To sign the online register go to www.peckandpeck.net.

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