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Harold "Hezzie" Boyles

March 7, 1928 ~ August 4, 2021 (age 93)

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Harold D. Boyles, 93, of Ancramdale, passed away on August 4, 2021 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on March 7, 1928 in Ancramdale. One of 11 children born to Charles Boyles Sr. and Abigail (Brizzie) Boyles.

Harold worked on the Chase Farm for many years before becoming the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Ancram. On March 3, 1951, he married Helen Smith, who survives him at home. A home that he loved to maintain and would enjoy watching the birds. His favorite things to watch on tv were westerns and WWE Wrestling. He also loved country and western music. Hezzie and Helen enjoyed taking various bus trips over the years. Including both Nashville and Branson. Above all else he loved his family and spending as much time with them as possible.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Helen, their six children; Patricia Langridge and her fiancé Jonathan Marich, of Salem, NJ, David and Sandra, of Pine Plains, Joyce Boyles and her companion Michael Miller, of Ancramdale, Brenda and Robert Couse, of Pine Plains, Michael Boyles of Ancramdale, and Jeffrey and Dale Boyles, of Ancramdale. Eight grandchildren, Debbie Hoppel, Tonya Meyer, Corey Chartrand, Heather Mullen, Adria Couse, Nicole Boyles, Brandon Boyles, and Melanie Boyles. Also surviving are 10 great grandchildren and his sister Irene Dietter, of Ancramdale.

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his six brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services will be held at noon on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.

In lieu of flowers donations in Hezzie’s memory may be made to the Eastern New York Holstein Club, 28 Poplar Avenue, Pine Plains, NY 12567.

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