Dennis Fiederlein Jr. (1931 - 2011)

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Dennis Eugene Fiederlein, Jr.

FISHKILL - Dennis Eugene Fiederlein, Jr. , 80, a resident of Fishkill and Pawleys Island, SC, and formerly of Westchester County, died on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow.

Born in New York City on May 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Dennis Eugene and Florence Muller Fiederlein. On July 14, 1962 at Holy Cross Church in the Bronx, he married Grace Fogarty. Mrs. Fiederlein survives at home.

Dennis proudly served our country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He worked as a dedicated High School Teacher for the New York City Board of Education for 30 years until his retirement in 1990.

He was a parishioner at St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction, as well as Precious Blood of Christ in Pawleys Island, SC.

An avid golfer, Dennis also enjoyed playing the piano and was a devoted NY Giants fan. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Dennis is survived by his daughter, Denise O'Shea of Hopewell Junction; his granddaughters, Christie and Danielle O'Shea; and many special cousins, nieces and nephews, and loving friends.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to USO, P.O. Box 96322, Washington, DC 20090-6322 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 320, New York, NY 10001.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2011
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