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Joseph Kudej Nov. 30, 1934 - Jun. 12, 2014 CHARLESTOWN, RI - Joseph Kudej, 79, passed away June 12, 2014 at home with his family in Charlestown, RI. He was born November 30, 1934 in Norwich and attended St. Mary's school and Norwich Technical School. He was a member of the Army Reserves for 8 years. Joseph worked for 24 years at Ideal Tire in Willimantic as an Automobile Mechanic after which he and his brother Jim co-owned J&J Alignment in Norwich. He retired from J&J in 2008 spending winters in Englewood, FL and summers in Charlestown with his family. Joseph is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Lou; three children, Deborah Figarsky and husband Philip of Narragansett,RI, Ramona Greenwood of Griswold, and Robert Kudej and wife Betsy of Norwich; he leaves eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two brothers, James Kudej of Norwich and Tom Kudej of Chicopee, MA. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Lena Kudej and a brother John Kudej of Westerly RI. Joe was the handiest of men and a jack of all trades. With the help of family and friends, Joe built their summer cottage in Greenhill Beach, RI. His passion was working hard and giving a hand to anyone who needed it. A private Memorial Service will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 11 King Charles Drive, Portsmouth, RI, 02879. For guestbook and condolences,
Published in Norwich Bulletin on June 17, 2014
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