EAST LONGMEADOW – John “JD” William Dudley, Jr., 32, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Born in Springfield on May 28, 1988 to John W. and Barbara J. (O’Leary) Dudley, he attended Minnechaug Regional High School. He was a member of Baroco day program in West Springfield.
John was an avid WWE wrestling enthusiast, enjoyed playing video games (especially wrestling and basketball) and going to the beach with his family. At Shaker Bowl in East Longmeadow, John made many friendships and had his favorite chair that he took over from his grandfather. He will be fondly remembered for his love of animals and children and how children loved him.
To cherish his memory, John leaves his parents John and Barbara Dudley of East Longmeadow; his brother James Dudley and his fiancée Haley Warner of FL; his sister Shannon O’Leary of Westfield; his niece Aislin Mason; his aunt Peggy Dudley; his former sister-in-law Erika Wescott; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. John was predeceased by his niece Cassandra Mason.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 5 - 7 PM at Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.
Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Down Syndrome Resource Group of Western MA, 220 Brookdale Dr. Springfield MA. 01104. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.forastiere.com
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