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Maurice J. Ruddy 1940-2012

June 26, 2012
Emmetsburg News

A Mass of Christian Burial for Maurice J. Ruddy of Emmetsburg will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans will be the celebrant.

Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Maurice J. Ruddy, son of John A. "Jack" and Eileen (Reagan) Ruddy, was born Feb. 20, 1940. He attended St. Ellen's and Emmetsburg Catholic Schools. After high school, Maurice was employed at Ted's Grocery Store and also did construction work and helped a local surveyor in the area. He later went to work for Lehmann's Dairy, where he was employed for many years.

Maurice was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. He was very devoted in caring for his mother and father and was his mother's major caretaker for the last ten years of her life.

Maurice was an avid Twins baseball fan and loved watching their games.

Maurice passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, at age 72.

He was preceded by his parents; sisters, Cleo Ann Ruddy and Mary McEvoy; brothers, Jack Rudy and Bill Ruddy; brother-in-law, David McEvoy; and great nephew, Ryan McEvoy.

He is survived by four brothers, Jerry Ruddy (Joann) of Pocahontas, Vic Ruddy (Karen) of Emmetsburg, Eddie Ruddy (Ann) of Ottumwa and Pat Ruddy (Bonnie) of Ottumwa; sister-in-law, Joan Ruddy of Glen Ellyn, IL;and several nieces and nephews.

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