CHARLTON/BARRE- John D. Ruddy Jr, 62, passed away peacefully in UMass Memorial Health Center University Campus surrounded by his family on Friday, February 26, 2021 after suffering a stroke.
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John is survived by his loving wife, of 33 years Mary (Bercume) ; a daughter Candace and her husband James of North Brookfield; a son Nicholas of Charlton; a daughter Mackenzie and her husband Daniel of East Brookfield; 3 granddaughters Manhattan, Reese and Reilly; many siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father and sister, Elaine Hibbard.
John was born July 6, 1958 in Ware, MA to John D. Ruddy Sr and Beverly (Bostrom) Wentworth. He was a 1976 graduate of Quabbin Regional High School. John served in the United States Marine Corps from 1976-1979 and was honorably discharged due to injury. After serving in the USMC, John became an EMT and also worked at the USPS in Springfield from 1985-2006.
John was an avid New England sports fan and especially loved Ted Williams, a Marine himself, and the Boston Red Sox. He loved to collect sports and military memorabilia. He enjoyed spending his summers with his wife at their campsite at Sutton Falls Camping Area in Sutton, MA.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, March 4,2021 from 4-6PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre. Funeral services will be private. Burial with Military Honors will be in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled Veterans of America.