Laurence John Brue, 85, Pleasant Valley Resident

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. -- Laurence John Brue, a 20-year resident of Pleasant Valley and a previous resident of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Jan. 15. He was 85.

Laurence John Brue

Laurence John Brue

Photo Credit: Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home

Born in Yonkers, Brue served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for Shatz Manufacturing Co. as a facility maintenance supervisor until his retirement. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 275 in Poughkeepsie and the Dutchess County Softball Hall of Fame.

Brue enjoyed hunting, golfing, motorcycles, T-Birds and Cadillacs, but softball most of all.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of over 50 years, Rita Pataro; parents Paul Brue and Margaret McCarthy; and siblings William Brue, Jean Moorhead and Shirley Bennett.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Jan. 21, at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Poughkeepsie. Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home in Poughkeepsie assisted with arrangements.

to follow Daily Voice Northwest Dutchess and receive free news updates.