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“Dear Joe, Denise, John and families,So sorry for your loss. God bless,Layna & Doug ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: LAYNA Hargreaves - manchester, NH

“Denise and Family.....We are so very sorry we are not able to attend the services for Stan. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ginny and Len Constantine - MA

“Stan the Man!We grew up knowing you, in Waltham you lived in the house behind us. Then in Florida you became very close to our family. Great memories...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Mussatto - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“So sorry to hear of Stan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I have good memories of him and I'm sure you all do too. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Canavan - Pembroke Pines

“I am so very sorry for your loss Joe. Though I did not know your Dad, I did have the chance to hear you talk about him. He always made you smile. ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Cyndy Bradstreet - Franklin, NH

“Condolences to the Dudek family. Joe, my prayers and good thoughts go out to you and your family. I did not know your dad, but good kids come from...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Wayne Grumney - Virginia Beach, VA

“We are so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to meet your charming Dad and experience that infectious smile. You are all in our prayers. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jan and Chris Newland - Weymouth, MA

“Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Deborah Scott - White Marsh, MD


Quincy – Mr. Stanley J. Dudek, Sr., of Quincy, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at John Adams Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. He was 84.

Stanley was born in Lawrence on August 15, 1933, a son of the late John and Karoline (Kobus) Dudek. After attending Lawrence High School he joined the United States Navy where he served during the Korean War aboard USS Pawcatuck, an Ashtabula class replenishment oil tanker.

After the war he married Waltham native Edith Barbara Hayes and the couple settled in Waltham where they raised their family. Stanley worked in the maintenance department of the Waltham Housing Authority until his retirement.

He had been a longtime member of Our Lady's Parish in Waltham and the PFC John M. Sullivan, USMC Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10334 in Waltham.

After retirement he lived for a time in Laconia, New Hampshire before moving to West Palm Beach, Florida where he lived for more than twenty years.

Stanley's wife, Barbara, died October 16, 1982.

He leaves his children, Denese Saulnier of Holliston, Stanley Joseph Dudek, Jr. of Laconia, New Hampshire and John Dudek and his wife, Carol, of Weymouth; his grandchildren, Ashley Soughley and her husband, Nick, Caitlin Saulnier, Joseph Dudek, Shawn Dudek and his wife, Cassandra, Jonathan Dudek and Emily Dudek; his great-grandchildren, Fiona and Drew Soughley and Lucy and Zoe Dudek; his sister, Genevieve 'Jeb' Degrasse and many nieces and nephews.

Stanley was also a brother of the late Chet Dudek, Joe Dudek, Carole Ward, Frank Dudek and Irene McGeever.

Family and friends will honor and remember Stanley's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, May 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.