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Ernest H Fudge

January 11, 2022

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Phoenicia-   

Ernest H. Fudge, 60 of Phoenicia died  Tuesday Jan. 11, 2022 in Poughkeepsie.  He was born July 28, 1961 in Brooklyn son of Ernest W. Fudge, and the late Rosemary Cartino Fudge.  In his younger years he was very athletic and played a variety of sports. Baseball, basketball and achieving the 300 club with his bowling team. Ernest learned how to box and was a Golden Gloves Champ. He played the guitar and was a Chess Champion ranking 25 th in the entire state of New York. At the age of ten he organized a chess club at his school, St Michaels, where he also taught other children how to strategize in the game of chess. His sister only beat him once in the game, but he would insist he was sleepy at the time (LOL). Ernest was an altar boy at his church and later in his adult life he was a deacon. He was always the class clown, seeing the funny side to every situation. By the time he was 18 years old, he owned and operated a trucking company, handling high end merchandise. During the 70s, Ernest loved to party, either at the LED Zeppelin concert or at the clubs. The Fun House was the place to be and Ernest can dance anyone under the table. He was a staunch conservative and patriot who supported Donald Trump fully. Ernest believed in equal justice for all and studied to be a paralegal. So that he could help people. His  motto:" Fight the strong, to defend the weak."  He did not fear standing up to authority if anyone was not being treated fairly. Then on July 6 th, 1988, the apple of his eye was born, his beloved daughter, Nicole, He loved her with all of his heart and always wanted the best for her. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Esynce (14), Scarlet (11),Serenity (4), and little Rosemary (3). They were his entire life. He made many sacrifices to raise his grandchildren. He was Catherine's best friend since birth and he will be greatly missed by his loving family.

Survived by his daughter, Nicole, father, Ernest, sister, Catherine, brother, John, girlfriend, Carol, brother in law, Milton, grandson Esynce, and granddaughters, Scarlet, Serenity and Rosemary. And Sammy, his parrot, will miss him dearly.  He was predeceased by his Mother Rosemary Cartino Fudge in 2018.

  His funeral procession will form on Saturday at 10:30am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, thence to the St. Francis de Sales Church, where  at 11am a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main Street Phoenicia. You may share a special memory or condolence with the family on Ernie’s Tribute Wall at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
87 Main Street P.O.Box 97
Phoenicia, NY 12464

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
87 Main Street P.O.Box 97
Phoenicia, NY 12464

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Church
104 Main Street
Phoenicia, New York 12464

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