Patrick Ruddy

Obituary of Patrick J. Ruddy

Patrick Joseph Ruddy passed away peacefully on September 20, 2021, at the age of 93 in Vero Beach, FL. He is survived by his children Dr. Patrick Ruddy, Jr., Winter Haven, FL; Kathleen McHugh (Patrick McHugh) Hooksett, NH; Joan Ruddy (Steven Dickson) Katonah, NY; Lizbeth (Betsy) Voegtlin (Gene Voegtlin) Fairfax Station, VA; Julianne Malling (Michael Malling) Sterling, VA; his dear brother Joseph Ruddy, his sisters Elizabeth Ruddy and Joan DiMarzio. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Ryan McHugh, Erin McHugh, Katelyn McHugh, Jack Dickson, Sean Dickson, Kathryn Voegtlin, Allison Voegtlin, Emily Voegtlin, Eric Voegtlin, Jaynie Malling, Finnegan Malling and Abigail Malling as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Jayne Brosnan Ruddy; his son, Michael Ruddy; his grandson, Connor McHugh; his brother, Michael Ruddy; his sister, Mary Lou Ruddy; and his parents, Patrick A. Ruddy and Emmeline (Prior) Ruddy. Patrick was born on August 15, 1928, in Scranton, PA. He graduated from Central High School in Binghamton, NY (1947). He graduated from the University of Scranton (1951) and from medical school at the National University of Ireland Galway (1956). After graduating from medical school, he completed an internship at Binghamton General Hospital and a residency in anesthesia in Hartford, CT. He married his love, Jayne Brosnan in 1956. They met in second grade, grew up in the same neighborhood and dated throughout high school and college. After graduating from medical school and completing his internship and residency, he and Jayne settled in Binghamton to raise their children. They remained in Binghamton for most of their lives until they retired to Vero Beach, FL. Pat was a beautiful soul who touched the lives of so many, both personally and professionally. He led his life by quiet and simple example. He was devoted to his wife, their 6 children, 13 grandchildren, his Catholic faith and his love of Ireland. He was passionate in his career as an anesthesiologist and cared deeply for his patients as well as the doctors and nurses at the hospitals that he was so closely affiliated with (Lourdes Hospital, General Hospital and Wilson Hospital). He valued his friendships and was fiercely loyal to his network of friends throughout the community. Through his actions and his words, he exemplified kindness, compassion, devotion, dedication, humor and love of family and friends. Those who had the good fortune to have known him are better for it. We will forever miss his sly grin and his long-winded answers to a yes or no question, but we rejoice in knowing that his soul is now rightfully where it should be and where it always has been--right next to his Jaynie. We take solace in knowing that his faith has guided him throughout his life and that his soul is now in the presence of his Lord which gives us all a sense of peace and comfort as we remember him in our hearts forever. The family respectfully requests that all in attendance wear masks and will receive friends at The Parish of Saints John and Andrew, 1263 Vestal Ave, Binghamton, NY on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 9-10 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10 AM. A burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY.
Thursday
21
October

Visitation at Main Service

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Church Of Ss John And Andrew
1263 Vestal Ave.
Binghamton, New York, United States
Thursday
21
October

Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Church Of Ss John And Andrew
1263 Vestal Ave.
Binghamton, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Calvary Cemetery
501 Fairview St.
Johnson City, New York, United States
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