EAST MILLINOCKET AND MILLINOCKET – EAST MILLINOCKET and MILLINOCKET – Rudy F. Landry Sr., 80, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at a Millinocket hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1933 in Millinocket, a son of Alex and Annie (Boutaugh) Landry.
Rudy grew up in Millinocket, and attended St. Martin of Tours Catholic School. He went to work at Great Northern Paper Company at the age of 16, where he stayed employed for 37 years until his retirement in 1987. In his younger years, Rudy was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and playing softball. After marrying Edna Hutchins, he became a devoted husband, father, and family man, and was always an active participant in various sporting events with his children. Rudy spent his retirement years watching his grandchildren grow, and often helping take care of them. He was a faithful morning customer at the Country Diner in Medway, where he enjoyed meeting his friends to discuss the latest sports news and issues of the day. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and caregivers.
Rudy is survived by four children, Rudy Landry, Jr. and his wife, Mariam, of East Millinocket, Margaret Osborne and her husband, Larry, of Medway, Marie Kimball and her fiancé, Clint Powers, of Milford, and Tina Arsenault and her husband, Lenny, of South Twin Lake; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five siblings, Ray Landry and his wife, Vicki, Alex Landry Jr. and his wife, Dora, all of Texas, Phil Landry and his wife, Vi, of Connecticut, Rev. Leroy Landry of Lowell, Mass., and Michael Landry and his wife, Patricia, of Connecticut; a very special brother-in-law, Johnny Levesque of Millinocket; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Rudy was predeceased by his wife, Edna (Hutchins) Landry, a son, Mark Stephen Landry, and siblings, Martin Landry, Alexine Tinkham, Patrick Landry, and Edgar Landry.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rudy’s caregivers at Katahdin Health Care, known as “Rudy’s Angels” – Tina Robinson, Lynn Barnett, and Deb Plourde for their regular visits, upbeat conversations, and positive impact on Rudy’s life during his stay at KHC.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, 19 Colby St., Millinocket, with the Rev. Leroy Landry, brother to Rudy, presider. Interment will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Rudy may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.