Eugene John "Gene" Blessington, 79, of Cape Coral, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and moved to Cape Coral in 1985 from New Hyde Park, N.Y. He was a police officer for New York City Police Department and was an Army veteran. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Cape Coral.
He is survived by his sister, Mary C. Blessington of Cape Coral; a niece, Anne M. (Chris) Roussey, a great niece, Lila Roussey, and a great nephew, Declan Roussey, all of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Interment will be in Middle Village, N.Y. Online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome.com.
E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home, St. Petersburg, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.