David F. Quesnell, 88, of Appletree Drive died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family after a prolonged illness. Born December 21, 1929 in Oswego, he was the son of the late Vern and Helen Patterson Quesnell. A proud veteran of the US Army he served during the Korean War. A Saugerties area resident since 1966, Dave had a 40 year career with the NY Telephone Company retiring in 1990 as a Supervisor.
Active in the Community, he was a Past Exalted Ruler and Chaplain of Saugerties Elks Lodge #2574. He could be found helping at the Annual Elks Hoop Shoot or Golf Tournament as well as being the first chairman of the very popular 400 Club at the Lodge. He also held long time memberships in the Saugerties Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Survivors include his wife, the former Shirley Mayer, with whom he recently celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary, sons: Donald (Kathy) Quesnell of Kingston and James (Carol) Quesnell of Saugerties, daughters: Barbara (Eric) Eberhardt of Delmar, Mary (Murray) Fothergill of Meaford, Canada and Kathleen Ehrmann of Saugerties, brother: Richard (Linda) Quesnell of Fla., grandchildren: Randy, Daniel, Donald, David, Jacob, Timothy, Amanda, Chris, Stephanie, Andrea, Steve, Jenny, Nicole, Caleb and Greg, ten great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and his canine companion, Shadow. He was predeceased by a grandchild, Michael McMahon.
His Funeral Procession will form 10:15 AM Friday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. cor. Of John and Lafayette Sts. Thence to St. Joseph’s RC Church where at 11:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Interment with military honors will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Family suggests donations in his memory be made to Hudson Valley Hospice who made it possible to keep Dave home amongst family at the end of life. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com