December 2, 2023

Dudley A. Choate


Choate, Dudley A., 90, of Fieldwood Avenue, Seekonk, MA, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Eleanor M. (Hirsch) Choate. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Lilly T. (Lindbloom) Choate. Dudley was employed for 36 years as a Cableman for The New England Telephone Company, retiring in 1991. He lived in Seekonk for 57 years.

He was a graduate of St. Andrews School in Barrington, RI, and an Army Veteran of the Korean War, earning a Presidential Unit Citation (ROK) in 1953. He enjoyed music and classic cars. Dudley was a kind and generous person to his family, friends and neighbors. During snowstorms, he could be seen going from driveway to driveway on his Steiner snowblower, helping as many people as a possible.

He leaves behind one son, Robert A. Choate and his wife Donna of Rehoboth, MA; three daughters, Marilynn Harper and her husband Bob of Seekonk, MA, Nancy Choate of San Francisco, CA, and Elaine Choate of Seekonk, MA and five grandchildren.

As Dudley was fond of saying “My time is up, thank you for yours.”

Funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements are by the  W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. For online condolences please visit  

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