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Dinah Kiely

May 18, 1947 — December 19, 2023


Dinah Kiely, 76, of Cottekill, NY, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.  She was born on May 18, 1947 in Englewood, NJ and was the daughter of the late John Brightman and Audrey Conklin. Dinah was married on July 12, 1984 to Michael Francis Kiely, and had previously been married to Martin Wulfe.

Dinah worked for Mount Sinai Hospital Adolescent Center where she was an administrative assistant.  After retirement, she was a caregiver for her husband, an artist and later became an advocate for homecare.

She enjoyed mystery stories, shopping, and chocolate. Dinah loved making art, going to the ocean or the Hudson, and her little dog, Teddy.

She is survived by her brother, Thomas Brightman, aunt Phyllis Apgar, daughter Jennifer Wulfe, son Benjamin Wulfe, daughter-in-law Sri Wulfe, and three grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Dinah is preceded in death by her husband Michael Kiely.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. A tribute for Dinah can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.

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