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Richard E. Trudeau

December 8, 1930 ~ May 13, 2019 (age 88)

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West Brookfield - Richard E. Trudeau, 88, of West Brookfield died on Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.


He leaves 3 sons, Brian Trudeau of West Brookfield and his former wife Susan Kubert of Stockbridge, Vermont, Scott Trudeau and his wife Paulette of Stow and Matthew J. Trudeau of Southbridge; two daughters, Lisa Trudeau of Albany, NY and Louise Snyder and her husband Robert of Milford; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He leaves three sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Maryodlin (Day) Trudeau in 2008, and his son, Robert in 2015. He was born in Southbridge, son of the late Antoine and Estelle (St. Pierre) Trudeau and has lived in West Brookfield for 50 years.


Mr. Trudeau was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, and was very proud of his service.


Richard worked as an Electro-mechanical Technician at the American Optical Company in Southbridge for 45 years before retiring in 1995. He was a former member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in West Brookfield, serving as Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher, and member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a very active member in the community, serving as Scout Master for many years. He was also a long-time member of the Adams-Coney-Frew Post 244, serving as its commander at one point.


Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5 to 7PM in the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00AM in the Sacred Heart Church, Main Street, in West Brookfield. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery in West Brookfield following mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923-4539.


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Calling Hours
May 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street - P.O. Box 1
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Funeral Mass
May 18, 2019

9:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish
22 West Main St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585


VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, Fund Development Office
199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers MA 01923

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