Dapson Chestney


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     Christopher W. Chestney has resided in Rhinebeck since 1985 when he and his father, Gerald Chestney of Pine Plains, purchased the Dapson Funeral Home, Inc. from Donald and Barbara Dapson. A graduate of Pine Plains Central Schools, Chris prepared for his entrance in the Simmons School of Mortuary Science, Syracuse, New York, at the State University at Plattsburgh. He and his wife Carol currently reside with their three children, Samantha, Matthew and Andrew in Carol's childhood home in Rhinebeck

     Having been raised in a family with a father in funeral service and a school teaching mother, Chris understands the need and personal satisfaction with community service. He has served as President of the Board of Directors of the Starr Library, and currently serves on the Board of the Thompson House. He has been an active member of the Rhinebeck Lions Club for over 20 years, and serves as chairman of the Lions Community Thanksgiving Feast and the Lions Journey for Sight committee. He has served as Vice President of The Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce, and as Master of the Rhinebeck Masonic Lodge.

     He and his family also are very active members of their Church Community. In his capacity as a member of these organizations and when time has allowed, Chris has worked to raise funds for various community programs and services. He has been honored to sponsor the Rhinebeck Little League for many years. Although tennis was his first love and passion, Chris now is an active golfer and member of the Red Hook Golf Club. He also enjoys skiing and snowboarding with his family. "I remain committed to providing the quality of service my father and our predecessors provided in the entire Northern Dutchess area; and to maintain a high quality of life in the community for my children and family to enjoy for years to come."