Dudley A. Choate

Date of Passing:

December 4, 2022

Dudley A. Choate, 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.

Online Condolences


  1. To the Choate Family – So sorry to read about the loss of your Dad.
    Dudley was such a kind man. He would often drop goodies off at my Mom’s doorstep – rotisserie chickens, minneola oranges and other treats. Always looking out and caring for others.

  2. Mr Choate was a dear man and was always putting a smile on everyone’s face. His kind wit was endearing. My family, Walter and Nancy Tefft and Grandma Walker thought the world of him and your mother. And the picture you chose is perfect. Susan Tefft Gately.

  3. To all the Choate family so sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. I thoroughly enjoyed both your Mom and Dad and all the times over the years that we had together. I remember them with a smile, thank you Mr Choate.

  4. Hi Elaine and Family, Kathy and I were very sad when we herd of Dudley,s passing, He was a wonderful friend, agentle and kind Man, and very generous person, Loved having Breakfast with both of them, we had such a good time at Eats, Sadly missed,

  5. Sorry bob. Our condolences from the Parker’s.

  6. To Bob and family. Diane and i were sorry to hear that your dad passed away. we were honored to have known him. Our thoughts are with you

  7. To the nicest guy I had the pleasure of knowing. We worked together for some time in the phone company. I remember those hay rides in the winter. I will miss you my dear friend.

  8. Our dads were friends and colleagues working as cable splicers for Ma Bell and luckily because of that my family ended up building a house right across from the Choate family. Mr Choate was kind and what a great sense of humor! I am so grateful for the memories we share.
    Love always, Millie Dunklee, Bill and Bettie Weichtmann and Faye and Carrie Joost

  9. My condolences to the Choate Family. I worked in the same department at Ma Bell with Dudley as well a being a neighbor. He was a lovely person and a quiet gentleman.

  10. We lived across the street from the Choates for most of my childhood, my mom still lives there.

    Mr. Choate was the most thoughtful man. He always came over and cleaned up the snow on my mom’s driveway. In recent years, he would bring over beautiful flowers and leave them on my mom’s door.

    He loved working in his yard and he always said hi and always had a kind word to say.

    The neighborhood has changed so much since we were kids. We will all miss you Mr. Choate. My mom was very sad to hear of your passing.

    God bless you and your wonderful family.

    The Quirk Family

  11. I am so sorry for your loss Elaine and family. I saw this while looking for my dad’s obituary… he passed the same day. Prayers going up for all of you. I hope wonderful memories help you through such a difficult time.

  12. Elaine, We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you❤️Richard & Marie Bowen

  13. My condolences to the Choate family. I remember waiting on him at Matt DeLeos, for breakfast, he always had something funny to say. I ran into him at the Riverside post office maybe 6 years ago, and he remembered me! He was always a kind person.

  14. So very sorry on the passing of your Dad. Healing prayers for you and your family🙏

  15. To the Choate Family, Dudley was always a true gentleman and a pleasure to talk to. May God Bless and he Rest in Peace.

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