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John W. Trudel, Jr.
May 31, 1940 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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John W. Trudel Jr. passed into the loving arms of his savior Jesus Christ on November 30, 2023. He spent his final days with Sharon, his loving wife of 61 years, and surrounded by family and friends. He was called home in the midst of prayer, readings from God’s word, favorite songs,
stories, tears and laughter. Raised in Ipswich, Massachusetts, John was the eldest of eight children of John Trudel Sr. and Ellen (Nugent) Trudel. His childhood was full of simple pleasures – fishing in the Ipswich River, picking wild mushrooms with his Dad, learning classical piano, developing his life-long love of golf, or mischievously pranking his Mom and siblings.
Upon meeting Sharon, he could be seen walking the nine miles which separated them between Ipswich and West Gloucester. Such unwavering commitment and dedication would only grow through their 61 years of marriage and would be realized by others whom John loved. To his family and countless others John was and always will be an anchor of faithfulness, gentleness, joy, and love. If asked of these things John would humbly deflect any personal credit; rather, he would return to the work of his Lord Jesus Christ which began when John placed his faith in His hands in 1977. John’s life would never be the same, indeed it had changed for eternity.
Upon coming to faith John became very active in his local church (Byfield Parish) as well as Prison Fellowship – a ministry which for years brought John weekly to Concord Prison. Centered on the gospel, this ministry, through the love of Christ, seeks to help men and women break the cycle of brokenness which landed them in prison in the first place. Serving in this way brought John a deep and abiding joy.
Space doesn’t permit telling the full story of John’s walk with the Lord nor of the impact on the countless scores of lives that he touched; nevertheless, it may be rightly said that John Trudel Jr.’s life was lived in a robust fullness that reflected, for those with eyes to see it, the goodness and the glory of God.
John is survived by his wife Sharon and two children, Kimberly and her husband Terry, Steven and his wife Alison along with his eight grandchildren, Jimmy, Michelle, Nicole, Cassidy, Joy, Shepard, Hayden, and Sadie, as well as his five great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Lydia, Paisley, Carter and Brady. He is predeceased by his sister Mary and brother George and survived by his sisters Sheila, Theresa, Ellen, and Christine and by his brother Thomas.
A public Memorial and Worship service followed by a reception at Byfield Parish Church is planned for 1:00 on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
In lieu of flowers please consider giving to one of the ministries that were near and dear to John’s heart: Men’s ministry – you may send a check to Byfield Parish Church, 132 Jackman Street, P.O. Box 335, Georgetown, Ma. 01833 (make checks payable to Byfield Parish Church/Missions) OR to Prison Fellowship – you may send a check to Prison Fellowship, P.O.Box 1550, Merrifield, VA. 22116-1550 or make a donation online at prisonfellowship.org.
To share a memory or story about John with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
The Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown has been entrusted with John's care.