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Maurice Ruddy

Monday, June 25, 2012
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Emmetsburg, IA

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, IA

Special Services:
Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

In Loving Memory of
Maurice J. Ruddy
February 20, 1940 ~ June 23, 2012

Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, Iowa
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:30 A.M.

Rev. Clem Currans

Holy Family Funeral Choir

St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery
Emmetsburg, Iowa

Maurice J. Ruddy, son of John A. ďJackĒ and Eileen (Reagan) Ruddy, was born February 20, 1940. He attended St. Ellenís and Emmetsburg Catholic Schools. After high school, Maurice was employed at Tedís Grocery Store and also did construction work and helped a local surveyor in the area. He later went to work for Lehmannís 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 motherís 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, Iowa at the age of 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 and his wife, Joann of Pocahontas, Iowa, Vic Ruddy and his wife, Karen of Emmetsburg, Iowa, Eddie Ruddy and his wife, Ann of Ottumwa, Iowa and Pat Ruddy and his special friend, Bonnie of Ottumwa, Iowa; sister-in-law, Joan Ruddy of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Maurice lived his life in such a way that those who knew him, but didnít know God,
came to know God because they knew him.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

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