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Richard “Dick” Trudel

September 10, 1937 - September 7, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Visitation: Wednesday, September 12th 4:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

Private Burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne

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Richard “Dick” George Trudel, 80, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018 at his home with his wife by his side. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Doris (Daniels) and James Trudel.  He was the husband of Julie Ann (Scott) Trudel of Hopkinton; they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on September 21st.

Dick grew up in Framingham.  After graduating from Newton High School, he served four years in the Navy as an aviation specialist and loved to share stories of those days. He successfully owned and operated R. Trudel Electric for over 35 years.  Dick received a heart transplant 24 years ago after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  He enjoyed dining out, cooking, listening to music, and watching old movies as well as time spent with his family and friends; especially his grandsons.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Leah Ann Stone and her husband Jason Matthew Stone of Boylston; his two grandsons, Hunter Trudel Stone and Austin Maxwell Stone; and his sister, Beverly Hickey of Natick, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by his brother, James “Skippy” Trudel.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. Burial will take place in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Donor Services, 60 First Ave. Waltham, MA 02451 or neds.org