MILLBURY – Lawrence Edward Rudolph, Jr., 74, formerly of Framingham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 26th after a long illness.
Larry leaves his loving wife of 25 years, Denise (Donovan) Rudolph; children Lisa Ann (Rudolph) Lyons and her husband Todd of South Grafton, MA, Kevin Rudolph of Boston, MA, Michelle Howerton of Milford, MA and Larry Howerton of Natick, MA, Heather (Donovan) Ouellette and her husband Leon Jr. and Kristin Donovan of Millbury, MA; his grandchildren Michael and Danny Higgins, Daisy and Betsy O'Reilly, Vincent Ruscitti and his wife Katelyn, Nicholas Rudolph, Landen Remillard, and his great grandchild Enzo Ruscitti. He also leaves his siblings, Robert Rudolph and his wife Toby of Deerfield Beach, FL, Donna Rudolph and her partner Carolyn Machado of Framingham, MA, Janny Howerton and her husband Kenny of Newnan, GA, and Kelly Felzmann and her husband Frank of Bellingham, MA and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Alice (Carney) Rudolph and Lawrence Edward Rudolph Sr., three children, Michael Rudolph, Sean O'Reilly and Shannon Higgins; his brothers Jackie and Stevie Rudolph, and grandson Owen Higgins.
Larry graduated from Framingham South High School. He was a devoted truck driver his whole life. He was a true family man and a lover of all animals. Larry had a very giving heart and would open his home to anybody or any animal that needed a hearty meal or a place to stay. He always enjoyed having people around him and listening to his Doo Wop music. He grew up in a large family and was always close to them. Holidays and summers by Grandpa’s pool were a big part of his life and he carried on that tradition in his own home. He was always found talking on the phone, calling his loved ones and enjoying a cold Bud Lite. Larry loved his dogs and always wanted them by his side. His family meant more to him than anything and he truly treasured them.
Family and friends are invited to remember and celebrate Larry by gathering for a time of visitation on Monday, Jan. 2nd from 4 to 7 p.m. in Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury.
A short funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
His Funeral Mass and burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at aspca.org