HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Edward G. Patsey Sr., 94, a World War II veteran, died Dec. 18, at home.
Born in Berlin, N.H., to the late Joseph and Evelyn Bouchard Patsey, Patsey served in the U.S. Army 880th Field Artillery Battalion as a technician 5th grade – radio operator. Serving 44 months overseas active duty, he was a decorated veteran including the Bronze Star. Upon being honorably discharged and with the help of the GI Bill, he enrolled in trade school for tube bending/glass blowing in Manhattan. A trade that he practiced well into the late 1990s.
He was predeceased by his wife, the late former Alma Lynch.
He is survived by Edward Patsey Jr. (Nancy); Debra VonKnoblauch,; Brian Patsey (Elizabeth); Pamela Patsey,; Timothy Patsey; Christopher Patsey (Rebeca); Joseph Patsey (Kim); grandchildren, Erin Tenbrock, Daniel, Eric, Abbey VonKnoblauch, Adam Patsey, Steve Patsey, Emma Patsey, Justin, Maggie, Allison Patsey; great-grandson, Brody Tenbrock, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Sweet's Funeral Home Inc., Route 9. The VFW will conduct services during the calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish, 185 Hudson View Drive, Poughkeepsie. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
The Patsey family respectfully requests memorial donations to the National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130. www.nationalww2museum.org .
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