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William "Duse" Dusenbury

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William "Duse" Dusenbury Obituary
William (Bill) "Duse" Dusenbury was called home on September 12, 2018. He was 76 years old. He leaves his devoted, caring soulmate and love of his life, his amazing wife of 57 years, Doris, and his best buddy and sidekick, his Bluetick Coonhound Specks. He also leaves his two daughters- His "Big Kid" Linda Overbaugh and her husband Glenn, of Lanesboro, and his "Little Kid" Beth Storie and her husband Glen, also of Lanesboro.

Bill leaves his three beloved and adored grandchildren, who meant the world to him, who he was so proud of, and who will always remember Grampa's bear hugs fondly- He leaves his grandsons Ryan Hall and his fiance Amanda Randolph, of Philadelphia PA, Brandon Hall of Pittsfield and his granddaughter Devon Overbaugh of Lanesboro.

He also leaves several cousins, and a large group of close knit friends who have known, loved and supported each other since Elementary school.

An avid outdoorsman and car enthusiast, he could always be found fishing, hunting or going to car shows. He took pride in teaching his girls to respect and love nature as he did, and they will be forever grateful for his lessons. Duse built a sweet 1932 Ford 3 window coupe which won many trophies and awards at car shows, and he was a member of the Olde Yankee Street Rods for many years. His latest project was "01' Blue", his 1953 Ford sedan. Bill cherished his family time, whether it was picnicking, playing horseshoes, caroms, playing pitch or just hanging out listening to oldies on the juke box. Bill was a fiercely loyal and stubborn man, easily recognized by his cowboy hat and his stories, which almost always began with "To make a short story long..."

Bill worked for several years at Crescent Creamery in Pittsfield, then for the General Electric Company, first in the transformer division, then as a thermo oxidizer operator. He retired in 1997, and he and Doris purchased an RV and embarked on annual trips to the southern US and Florida for years, where they spent a portion of every winter with their son in laws brother Richard Overbaugh, his wife Jennifer and their kids, visiting tag sales, flea markets, going to Dairy Queen nightly and boating in the Gulf of Mexico. His passing will leave an enormous void in the lives of the people who loved him.

A graveside service was held at the Hancock Cemetery on Friday, September 14 at 2pm

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bill's name to the NRA, the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany NY or Pilgrim Memorial Church.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 15, 2018
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