Deacon Robert V. Ruddy, 74, of Cape Vincent, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Sunday, November 3, from 2 - 5PM.
On Monday, November 4, he will lie in state at St. Vincent dePaul's Church, Rosiere from 9 - 10:30 AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at 11AM with Bishop Terry Lavalle officiating.
Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown will be at the convenience of the family.
Deacon Ruddy was born in Potsdam on August 30, 1939, son of John V. and Frances L. Brady Ruddy. He graduated from Canton Central High School in 1957 and attended both LeMoyne College and Canton ATC.
On September 17, 1960 he married Judith Bartman at St. Mary's Church in Canton with Fr. James J. Ruddy, his brother, officiating.
He worked over ten years for UPS as a delivery driver, supervisor, and manager. In 1972 he began working with his father-in-law at Bartman's Auto Parts, Canton, taking over as manager and owner after Mr. Bartman retired. In 1988 he became parts manager in sales and service for Rupp Rental, Watertown.
He joined the Deaconate in September 1996. Robert was ordained a Deacon on October 9, 1999, serving the Catholic communities in northern Jefferson County. In 2001, after retiring from Rupp Rental, he became a Chaplain for NYS Dept. of Corrections and worked in Cape Vincent Correctional Facility until his retirement in August 2013. During this time, he also served the Catholic communities in Cape Vincent, Rosiere, and Chaumont.
Deacon Ruddy was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, LeRay de Chaumont Chapter and was a member of the Lions Club in Cape Vincent. He was a former member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Canton Fire Department, which he served for 22 years. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed riding his Spyder with his wife, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Gizmo.
Besides his wife, Judy, he is survived by his three children and their spouses, Michelle R. and Terry Conant, Canton, M. Peter and Sandra Ruddy, Rochester, and Patrick J. and Leslie Ruddy, W. Union, WV and his seven grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his two brothers, Neil B. Ruddy, October 9, 1941 and Msgr. James J. Ruddy, November 2, 1987.
Donations in Deacon Ruddy's name may be made to the National Down Syndrome Society at www.ndss.org or 666 Broadway, 8th Floor, NY, NY 10012, the Richard E. Winters Cancer Center, 5 Lyons Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669, or to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Saturday, August 1, 2015, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake