Miles Grant Blakeslee, Jr. 84, husband of 60 years of Joyce Oswald Blakeslee, passed away peacefully in his home the morning of March 15, 2014. Grandson of Watson Stiles Woodruff, former CT Senator, and of D.A. Blakeslee, former Lt. Gov. of CT. He was born in New Haven, CT November 23, 1929 a son of the late M. Grant and Catherine Woodruff Blakeslee and resided in Ft. Myers, FL, and North Haven, CT. Father of Catherine Woodruff Blakeslee Reynolds (Richard) of North Branford, Wendy Jane Blakeslee Peterson (Todd) of Gales Ferry, David Grant Blakeslee (Kira) of Wallingford and the late Linda Jill Blakeslee Sigety (1956-1989). Brother of the late Sally Blakeslee Oestreicher. Grandfather of Andrew Sigety (Natalie), Bradley Sigety (Rebecca) Caitlin Reynolds, Meghan Reynolds, Matthew Reynolds, Grant Peterson, Grace Peterson, great grandfather of Lilah Sigety. Mr. Blakeslee attended Hopkins, Berkshire School, and graduated from Hobart College where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and served in the US Army in Germany. He was Vice President at the C.W. Blakeslee & Sons Construction Co., great grandson of the founder Charles Wells Blakeslee. Miles was a long time member of the Spring Glen United Church of Christ, and the Mory's Assoc. He was an avid golfer and a member of the New Haven Country Club, Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club, Mid Ocean Club, Bermuda, the Junior/Senior Golf Assoc., and the CT Seniors Golf Assoc. He was a past board member of the New Haven Rehabilitation Center, the YMCA, New Haven Boys Club, and was Past President of Hamden/North Haven Kiwanis Club. Miles and Joyce travelled extensively throughout their 60 years of marriage. He was a fun loving, tender and generous man who loved his family, golf, traveling and gardening. At Miles' request a private family service and burial will take place at the convenience of the family at Orange Center Cemetery. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN. Contributions in his memory may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dearest Joyce, What a true gentleman Miles was. We always admired the way you two just went after things and were such a great couple with such great class. We shall truly miss him as everyone will but know that you were the lucky one because he chose you to love. We hope to see you sometime down here in Heritage Palms. Our deepest sympathy, Dr. John and Barb Andreas

  2. My thanks to Miles for possessing the qualities it takes to be a great husband, father, grandfather, sister and uncle to me and my brother. What a life and legacy — all who knew you will carry your zest for life and new experiences to the fullest. thoughts with my family today — R.I.P. Miles

  3. Sorry to about Miles’ passing. He was a great friend and all around nice guy. We had a lot of fun at New Haven C.C. A TRUE GENTLEMAN.

  4. You are missed. Always a pleasure working with you when you were at Worldtex Travel doing outside sales and helping Topper and Ken. Its been many years but I still remember your gentleness and expertise in business. God bless you and he has made room for you with the other angels. sympathy to the family.

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