NORTH ATTLEBORO - James E. Rudder, 72, of Kelley Boulevard died Monday, May 15, 2012 in his home surrounded by his family. He was husband of Catherine (Killarney) Rudder for nearly fifty years.|
Born December 5, 1939 in Radford, VA, he was a son of the late William H. Rudder, Sr. and Verna (James) Morgan.
Jim lived in Plainville and graduated from King Phillip High School in 1958 and has been a resident of North Attleboro for over fifty years.
Jim worked for General Motors for 15 years before retiring over thirty years ago. He then worked for 10 years as a custodian for the North Attleboro School Department. When he was a young man he also worked at Starline Construction for several years.
Jim was also a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time on Cape Cod and fishing off Nauset Beach. He also loved classical music and was a talented classical guitarist and also pianist.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters: Lisa Rudder of North Attleboro and Lori DelRossi of Sarasota, FL; a son, James E. Rudder, Jr. of North Attleboro; two brothers: William Hylton of Virginia and Donald Rudder of Holliston; four grandchildren: Deidre Wells, Shauna Jenkins, James Rudder III and Alyssa Lawler and three great-grandchildren: Keely Wells, Rowan Steiner and Marley Wells.
He was brother of the late William H. Rudder, Jr.
Visiting hours with U.S. Army Honors will be held on Friday evening, May 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
To sign an online guestbook for Mr. Rudder, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.
Published online on May 16, 2012 courtesy of Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home.