DUDLEY - Michael A. Kudzal, 92, died Monday, December 3, 2018 at home after a period of declining health. His wife of 58 years, Ramona P. “Mona” (Saad) Kudzal, died in 2002.
He leaves 4 children, James A. Kudzal and his wife Tara of Waldorf, MD, Patricia C. Blake and her husband David of Thompson, CT, Robert P. Kudzal of Dudley and Nancy E. Kudzal of Webster; a son-in-law, Ronald Paul of Danielson, CT; 6 grandchildren, David, Adam, Torren, Andelle, Emily and Haven; a great-grandson, “T.J.”; a brother, Anthony “Blackie” Kuzdzal of Webster; several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol J. Paul of Danielson, CT in 2013, and by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
He was born and raised on the family farm in Wilsonville, CT, a son of Francis and Tekla M. (Golob) Kuzdzal. He later lived in Webster about 30 years before moving to Dudley in 1964. He attended Bartlett High School.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He belonged to the Webster-Dudley American Legion Post #184.
Mr. Kudzal first worked for several years at MKM knitting mill in Rochdale, MA. He then was employed for 16 years at Belding-Corticelli Company in Putnam, CT before retiring.
He was a communicant of Saint Andrew Bobola Church. He enjoyed reading history, traveling and playing cards in pitch leagues and at home.
The funeral will be held Friday, December 7, from the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Saint Andrew Bobola Church, 54 West Main Street. Burial will be in St. Joseph Garden of Peace, Webster with the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council providing full military honors. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the funeral home. Donations in his name may be made to St. Andrew Bobola Church, 54 W. Main St., Dudley, MA 01571.