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Rudolph "Rudy" A. DeNitti

December 26, 1928 ~ February 4, 2017 (age 88)

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Rudolph (Rudy) Anthony DeNitti, 88

The greatest gift we ever had, was sent by God and we called him “Dad”


WORCESTER –A golden heart stopped beating and hard working hands are now at rest. Saturday, February 4, 2017, Rudolph (Rudy) A. DeNitti, 88, after a valiant struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, passed peacefully at the St. Francis Home surrounded by his loving family.


Rudy is survived by his loving wife, Rita M. (Kowalcky) DeNitti.  They just recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.  Rudolph was the son of John and Augusta (Roncone) DeNitti.


Rudy shared an eternal bond with each of his children, they will miss him immeasurably.  His children are: Annmarie (Robert) DesRosiers (W. Springfield), Patricia Kelley (Worcester), John (Nancy) DeNitti (Auburn) and Karen (Jody) Brammer (Worcester).  “Pa-Pa Rudy” leaves his devoted grandchildren; John DeNitti Jr., Matthew Crowley, Gina Church and Katelyn Kelley.  His 3 great-children are; Liliana Kelley, Nathan Church and Jacob DeNitti.


Rudy attended local schools and was a graduate of Bear Automotive School in Rock Island, IL.  He is a veteran of the US Army and served in the Korean War.  Rudy was employed by Harrington and Richardson as a foreman and for many years as a Warranty Administrator/Service Advisor for the local car industry.


Rudy and Rita loved to travel and took many international trips.  They made numerous trips to Italy to see Rudy’s extended family.  Other memorable trips were to The Holy Land, Switzerland, Ireland, Australia, Hawaii and Aruba.  

A favorite pastime over the years was watching New England sports, especially our New England Patriots.  These later years he enjoyed watching on TV, but in early years Rudy took the kids to see the Red Sox and the Bruins.


Rudy enjoyed visits with his best friend (his Comparé) from childhood, Vincent DiLeo.  Their visits together were meaningful and whenever they parted, it was with laughter and hugs.


The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Kate Williams, NP for her 12 years of compassionate care.  


All are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday February 7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors, 838 Main Street Worcester, MA.  There will be a calling hour on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at the funeral home from 10:00 – 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am; Committal will follow at the Notre Dame Mausoleum Chapel.  To share a memory or offer condolences, a guest book is available at


In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to any of the following charities;  

American Parkinson Disease Association, Staten Island NY, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Springfield MA.



An honest man now lies at rest

As e’er God with his image blest;

The friend of man, the friend of truth,

The friend of age, and guide of youth:

Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,

Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:

If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;

If there is none, he made the best of this.

-Robert Burns


 Service Information

Calling Hours
February 7, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors
838 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Calling Hours
February 8, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors
838 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Funeral Service
February 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors
838 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

February 8, 2017

11:45 AM
Notre Dame Cemetery
162 Webster Street
Worcester, MA 01603

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