The Hudson Valley is mourning the loss of the beloved owner of the Chance Theater and his young girls could use some help.

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The Hudson Valley is shocked to learn of the passing of a popular business owner. Frank Pallet the owner of The Chance in Poughkeepsie passed away on Wednesday after a battle with an undisclosed illness.

Pallet brought many local and well-known bands to the Chance and offered up the venue for many charity events.

"Frank Pallett was known for giving people a chance. Frank helped hundreds of thousands of people to launch their dreams – supporting them along the way, giving them a hand up when they were down, and encouraging them to fight when the odds were not in their favor. His contributions are countless, and in many cases were offered quietly, behind the scenes, unknown and unsung," Nicole Fejka stated in a GoFundMe she set up for Pallet's family.

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Pallet also owned Maximum Fitness in Newburgh. He leaves behind his wife and young girls, Daniella age 7 and Angelina age 2.

"During Covid I watched him continue to press on to try and save two businesses that were shuttered by the pandemic. He continued to pull money from his personal savings to keep paying the bills and to make The Chance and his gym, Maximum Fitness, better and stronger for the reopening," Fejka added.

Money raised from the GoFundMe will help Frank's young daughters.

"If Frank has helped you in any way, I would ask that you please consider a donation, however big or small, for his girls during this heartbreaking time. Without him here, they will need it," Fejka wrote.

CLICK HERE to donate. As of this writing, nearly $20,000 has been raised.

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