Bruce "Chucky" Speed

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Bruce "Chucky" Speed

Poughkeepsie - Bruce (Chucky) Speed was born on January 16, 1950 in Chester, PA to the union of Webster and Catherine Speed. The Lord called him to rest at the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center in Bronx, NY on May 15, 2014.

Bruce was educated in New York City, NY. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy where he earned a Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device and Ribbon Bar and National Defense Service Medal. Bruce earned an Associates Degree from Bronx Community College. He was employed at Nixdorf Computers, Abbott Laboratories and Lincoln Hall for many years. He was a loving husband, father, relative and friend.

Left to mourn Bruce's passing are his wife Loretta Speed, daughters Dawn Thomas, Tamara and Taylor Speed, his son Marc Speed and stepson Lawrence Hassell, his three brothers; Jerry and Gregory Speed and Eric Pelote. Also surviving are his in-laws Louise and Paul Speed, E. Shirley Agyeman, Betty Green, Teresa and Herbert Jenkins and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was pre-deceased by brothers Webster and Douglas Speed and his sisters Nancy Stewart and Brenda Williams. He will be missed.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00am in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the LaGrange Rural Cemetery. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit our website at

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Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on May 22, 2014
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