Thomas E. Dudman
1942 - 2021
Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc. - Merrimack
425 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH
Thomas E. Dudman

Merrimack NH — Thomas E. Dudman, 79, of Merrimack, NH, suddenly passed away at home, Friday evening, October 22nd, 2021.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of James K. Dudman and Orma J. Stockwell Walker.

Tom was a graduate of UCLA class of 1970 and UCONN. He went on to work as a mechanical/software engineer for Lockheed Aircraft, where he worked in the "Skunk Works." He was a member of the Granite State Ambassadors.

He enjoyed golfing in the men's League at Buckmeadow Golf Course, and with his wife on many weekends. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Texas, Arizona and Harrison, ME. Most of all, Tom enjoyed spending time with his family.

Tom will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Sheila E. (Holden) Dudman; son Jeff Dudman and his wife Heather of Lakeville, MN; daughters Kristen Paradise and her husband Richard of New Ipswich, NH; Tracy Dudman of San Francisco, CA. He also leaves a brother Richard Dudman and wife Tammy of NC; a sister Carol Sue Miller of Scottsdale, AZ; and Grandchildren Alyssa Paradise, Heather Fagan, Michelle Paradise, Jessica Dudman, and Alex Dudman. In-laws, also left behind, are William Holden and Cynthia Card of FL, and many nieces and nephews, friends and relatives across the US. He loved them all.

Due to the family's request, a service will take place at a later date in Maine.

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Published by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Nov. 2, 2021.
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When I was 12 it struck me that my parents would leave me some day. My Mom was driving me to guitar lessons when it hit me. I have worried and stressed about this my whole life. I knew I had the best parents for which anyone could have asked and knew how hard it would be to lose them. My Mom and Dad always let me learn from my mistakes. I will be forever grateful that they are my parents. It will be hard to not see the joy on my Dad's face upon drinking an ice cold Coke or making me laugh, but I still have a great Mom who loves me. My Dad is still with me and I talk to him every day. He just doesn't speak back the same way. I will miss you Dad every day.
Jeff Dudman
November 7, 2021
UCSF Campus Planning
November 3, 2021
I volunteered with both you and Tom at MHT on Sundays...My deepest condolences and wishes for peace are extended to the entire family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Lorry Young
Lorry Young
November 3, 2021
Sheila, I’m so sorry to learn of Toms’ sudden passing. He was fun to spend time with at the airport. I always loved hearing about the winter cross country road trips. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by you and your family. With sympathy, Patty Mason
Patty Mason
November 3, 2021
I remember Tom as a gentle man, perfect for interacting with the traveling public at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Elaine and I will miss him. May Sheila and the rest of the family find comfort in knowing he made a difference wherever he went and in whatever he did. The world needs more men like Tom.
Maurice Demers
November 1, 2021
Joan & I are very sad to hear of Tom’s passing ,he was truly a kind gentleman we enjoyed conversing with over the decades of our relationship.
Dave Baldessari
Dave & Joan Baldessari
October 31, 2021
So sorry Sheila. He was such a great guy. If you need any help let me know.
Roz Weizer
October 31, 2021
Sheila, I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. It was always a great joy to visit with you both at the airport info booth. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Brenda U
October 31, 2021
Great memories of Tom at neighborhood get-togethers. Our sympathy to you Sheila, Jeff, Kristen, Tracy and the extended family.
Jim and Trudy Rye
October 31, 2021
Sheila I am so sorry. He will be missed.
Kathryn Segreti GSA
October 31, 2021
a good neighbor, and friend. Thank you for inviting us to the viewing Sheilia you are all in our thoughts and prayers
Bessie Belanger
October 29, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of George R. Rivet Funeral Home
October 31, 2021
Robin & Kathy Wales
October 29, 2021
We will miss seeing you on your way to Arizona. We had such good times with you and enjoyed our talks and visits.
Bill and Pam Rykken
October 29, 2021
Tom we have had many fun times you have been so proud of the remodel as you called it the men’s cave in Harrison and the corner in Bridgton during the 4th July parade I’m going to miss you so much . Cyndy love you xoxo
Cynthia Card
October 28, 2021
My father’s best quality is that he didn’t judge. He never told me what to do. If I messed up, he didn’t make a big deal about it. He let us mess up on our own, and deal with the consequences. He never said, “I told you.” He was a guy who told funny dad-jokes and wanted to make people laugh. He was positive and never complained. I have a hole in my heart that can never be healed. I pray he’s in heaven with family and friends. I love you dad. ❤ Kris
Kristen Paradise
October 28, 2021
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