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Rudolph Canales Obituary

Rudolph Francis "Ruby" Canales

1933-2013 HANCOCK Rudolph Francis "Ruby" Canales 79, of 2258 Hancock Rd. Hancock died Friday February 22, 2013 at North Adams Commons.

He was born in Somerville, Mass., on June 22, 1933, son of the late Celio and Cordillia (LaFave) Canales. He graduated from Williamstown High School and also graduated from a trade school for electricians.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. He was employed at the General Cable Co. in Williamstown and later was a self employed electrician. Ruby also served as the building and electrical inspector for the towns of Williamstown, Hancock and New Ashford. He was a communicant of St's Patrick and Raphael Parish in Williamstown and was a longtime baseball coach in Williamstown.

His wife Mary Anne (Richardson) Canales whom he married August 31, 1954 died February 23, 2012.

Survivors include a daughter Paula Marie Liuzzi and her husband Ron of Hancock and one son Rudolph Allen Canales of Hancock. Four grandchildren- Atara and her husband Maleek Thompson, Savannah, R.J. and Rudi-Nicole. He also leaves a great grandson-Maleek Thompson Jr; and three brothers Richard Canales and his wife Ruth of Keene, N.H., Daniel Canales and his wife Lorretta of Manchester, Vt., and George Canales and his wife Nancy of North Adams who thought of Ruby as his father. He leaves two other sisters-in-law Rose Garrison and Edna Richardson.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will be in Hancock Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Donations are suggested for the Berkshire Humane Society through the funeral home.

To send a card, flowers, a gift basket or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
Published online on 2/25/2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.
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