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Gary Robert Boyles

DOVER PLAINS — Gary Robert Boyles, 64, a 20-year resident of Dover Plains and formerly of Wassaic and Amenia, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

Gary retired from the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, Highway Division on Nov. 10, 2012, where he had worked as an equipment operator and truck driver for over three decades. 

Born Dec. 22, 1956, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Robert “Big Bob” and Beverly J. (Killmer) Boyles of Wassaic. 

He attended Immaculate Conception School and Webutuck High School in Amenia. 

On May 18, 2002, in Lithgow, he married Donna Marie Matero. Mrs. Boyles survives in Dover Plains. 

Gary was a former member and past lieutenant of the Wassaic Fire Company and was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan. 

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and they will also miss his daily weather reports and talking sports.

In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by his granddaughter, Destiny Kitzweger; four stepchildren, Jennifer Dugas and her husband, Tom, of Salt Point, N.Y., Trisha Davis of Monticello, N.Y., Kim Lawrence and her wife, Kelly, of Saugerties, N.Y., and Stephen Lawrence of Vermont; his sister, Judith Curtis and her husband, Sherrill, of Amenia; his brother, Robert Boyles Jr. and his companion, Carolyn Bosley, of Wassaic; a niece, Jessica Ackerman of Wassaic; and a nephew, Russell Boyles of Wassaic. 

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his sister, Margaret E. “Peggy” Ackerman of Wassaic; and a nephew, Chadd M. Ackerman of Wassaic.

Graveside services and burial were held Jan. 12, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia, the Rev. Robert K. Wilson officiating. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wassaic Fire Company, P.O. Box 287, Wassaic, NY 12592. 

To send an online condolence, go to www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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