David J. Dudley
1968 - 2020
John J. Ferry & Son
88 East Main Street
Meriden, CT
David J. Dudley of Meriden, husband of Jamie Nadile Dudley passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2020 at the age of 52. David was born in Meriden on January 12, 1968, as the son of Mildred L. McFadden and the late George L. Dudley, Sr.

David was an Orville H. Platt High School graduate (1986) and attended the University of Connecticut on a football scholarship. He was committed to public service for over 13 years; Most recently he served as the Residential Program Director of Meriden's Shelter NOW and was appointed as a board member of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. Prior, he was the Program Coordinator for the New Opportunities Fatherhood Initiative where he was recognized for his service to the children and families of the Waterbury community.

David was passioned in his efforts to support the local community and those around him; his work with Shelter NOW was his calling. Foremost, he was a devoted husband and father and spent his free time with his wife and girls.

Besides his wife Jamie, David is survived by his five daughters Jordyn-Marie, Alexa, Hayley, and Olivia Dudley, and Kelly Dormandy; A sister, Sandra Dudley of Meriden, her children Desmond and Jasmin Dudley, and a great nephew, Devon Harrel Jr.; Two brothers, Michael D. Greenwood and his wife, Son Hui, of Dumfries, Va., and their children Lori Dudley, Andrew Pattee, and Kleo Greenwood, and Marvin E. Richards and his wife, Connie, of Meriden. He is also survived by several extended aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother George L. Dudley, Jr., and his grandparents Isaac and Pinkie Dudley and Edgar and Mamie Greenwood.

Friends and relatives may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden on Thursday, July 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A private service will be held at a later date. As most know, David felt his greatest accomplishment was the success of his girls. In Lieu of flowers, we have set up The Dudley Education Fund for college expenses, payable to [email protected] (Zelle). Or, we ask that you please consider helping those experiencing homelessness by donating to Shelter NOW, 43 Saint Casimir Drive, Meriden, CT 06450 in David's name. The shelter is currently only accepting personal hygiene items. For online condolences please visit jferryfh.com.

Published by The Record-Journal from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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Dear Mildred and Family, et al:
So sorry to hear of David`s passing. I know how proud you always have been of your family. May David J. Dudley`s soul rest in God`s eternal peace!
Sincerely With Love and Peace,
John A. Young (Cyanamid-Cytec)
Cromwell, Ct
john young
July 9, 2020
I went to high school a year behind Jamie and David, and I am so saddened by the loss of a clearly wonderful man.
Jennifer (Gura) Brooky
July 3, 2020
Dear Jamie you and your daughters are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that your husband is at peace and safely in the arms of Jesus. God bless and protect you.
Alberta Cannonier
Alberta Cannonier
July 2, 2020
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Dudley family. I was very saddened to learn of Daves sudden passing. I will remember him as a true gentleman, community advocate, and loving family man.
Robert Nesci
July 1, 2020
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of David. We were in school together many years ago. He was a kind and gentle soul and I am a better person for having known him. My prayers go out to Jamie and the girls and family. May he rest in peace. God bless.
Mary Kennedy (Conklin)
Mary Kennedy
July 1, 2020
Millie, Marvin, Connie and family. My heart breaks for you. May God's love surround and comfort you, and may loving memories of David help ease the pain of your loss.
July 1, 2020
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss of David. With the help of friends, family , job and prayers, may you find peace. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. June Barbuto
June Barbuto
July 1, 2020
David, a wonderful Father and Husband. A very unselfish giving and caring person, a Pillar to this community is now an Angel watching over his Loved Ones.
July 1, 2020
David, now an Angel in Heaven. He will always watch over his beautiful daughters and his beautiful wife, Jamie. It was a pleasure knowing him here on earth. Kim Giacco, Douglas and family give our condolences to the Dudley family❤.
Kim Giacco
July 1, 2020
I wanted to express my sincere condolences for the family of David. Although it has been many years since I have seen him I have truly fond memories of the entire family going back to Record Journal Football in Meriden which is now the Meriden Raiders! We all grew up together at Washington Park! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
The Ross Family
Heather Cicio (Ross)
July 1, 2020
Sending my heart felt condolences to Jamie, David's daughters and family. No words, truly heart breaking .
Debi Powers
July 1, 2020
Loretta Judkins
June 30, 2020
The news of David's passing absolutely floored me when I heard about it last week. David was a favorite classmate of mine from the Lincoln days through 1986 at Platt. Although I haven't seen him since 1988 when I ran into him at UCONN, I have thought of him often over the years and was hoping to see him a future reunion. My best to Jamie, his daughters and that huge,wonderful Dudley family. Christopher P. Cook
christopher cook
June 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
George Giacco
June 30, 2020
Paul Gamber
June 30, 2020
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