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Charles V. Place Sr.

PINE PLAINS — Charles V. Place Sr., 84, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 15, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. 

Born on Aug. 16, 1936, at home in Pine Plains, he was the son of Fannie (Cookingham) and Charles Place. 

Charlie was a farm kid growing up and was a member of the local Future Farmers of America. In 1957 he graduated from Pine Plains Central School. 

On Jan. 17, 1960, Charlie married Carol Lovett and they started their wonderful family. 

After many years of dairy farming, he went to work as a mechanic for Pine Plains Ford Tractor, where he would often visit after he retired. He also worked for the Webutuck School District as a custodian. 

Charlie was a witty man with a great sense of humor, and a contagious smile. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler who loved the outdoors. He also loved to travel, mostly the back roads of Dutchess and surrounding counties. He could ride around for hours just taking a “Sunday drive” with his wife. 

The Christmas season held a special place in his heart; he loved to decorate and go overboard with the Christmas decorations. Charlie would have them all over the yard, and tried to make his display bigger year after year. 

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carol; his three children and their spouses, Pat Rose and her husband, Dan, Charlie Place Jr. and his wife, Laura, and Kathryn Greene and her husband, Tim. His six grandchildren were his world: Sara Burwell and her husband, Anthony, Charlie Place III, Brittany Warren, Brian Place, Valerie Rose and Steven Place. He is also survived by his aunt, Marion Pedersen, and was the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Fuzzy was his favorite cat, who held a special place in his heart. 

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and Rowelin Law. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. from the Peck and Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. 

Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Hudson Valley Hospice. 

Due to COVID-19/NYS Guidelines, masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services. During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your stay brief. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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