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“I am so sorry for your loss. Eventhough you may feel numb and completely crushed, remember that God cares for you and He will make you firm. ”
1 of 66 | Posted by: Melinda - FL

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
2 of 66 | Posted by: Karlotta - Cleveland

“Oh man. I just heard....how sad. Jim was a truly nice, polite guy. I knew him in high school and saw him randomly around town in Fairfield since. I'm...Read More »
3 of 66 | Posted by: Justin - Trumbul, CT

“Carol, Jim and all your family, So very sorry to hear of your tragedy,sending love and prayers.Josie Butler ”
4 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Wishing all of you peace during this time, so very sorry. ”
5 of 66 | Posted by: Eileen Boone - Morehead City, NC

“Native New Yorker, Bronx born friend, Sheryl, will miss you and your impact on people and the world around you. You are in my heart and our shared...Read More »
6 of 66 | Posted by: Sheryl Chamberlain - New York, NY

“My deepest sympathies to Stephanie and the boys and the larger Ruddy family. I worked with Jim at EMC and can underscore all the comments from...Read More »
7 of 66 | Posted by: Karen Agnew - Warwick, RI

“Carol, Jim and Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am deeply sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 66 | Posted by: Linda Murphy - Fairfield, CT

“Janice, Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.The Wesson Family ”
9 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Dan Seeley and family ”
10 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Caroland Jim and entire family,we are so sorry for your Loss ....Prayers are with you all ... ”
11 of 66 | Posted by: Noreen and Gerry Forde - Easton, CT

“Jim and Carol and family I am so sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 66 | Posted by: Mary Brennan - Fairfield, CT

“Janice, Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
13 of 66 | Posted by: The Wesson Family

“Stephanie-I am truly sorry for your loss. Jim is a beautiful soul. I have known him for many years now and have never known him to be happier than he...Read More »
14 of 66 | Posted by: Traci P - Torrington, CT

“Steph, again I have no words to offer that would be of any comfort to you now other than I love Jimmy,yourself and family. Anything you need that I...Read More »
15 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim and Carol,I regret that Chris and I are unable to attend today's service for your son. Please accept our sincere condolences. ”
16 of 66 | Posted by: Ron and Chris Sullivan - CT

“Stephanie and Family:I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. My prayers are with you.Jeannine M. Talbot ”
17 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“To the whole Ruddy family - I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. ”
18 of 66 | Posted by: Claire DeVidas - Fairfield, CT

“To Dana and Family, words cannot express the loss of your son, brother, husband and father. May the Lord Jesus the Christ hold you in His loving arms...Read More »
19 of 66 | Posted by: Veronica Moulton-Mercer - CT

“To Jim, Carol and the Ruddy Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy is with you.Patrick Lane ”
20 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Dana and family, i am so deeply sorry for your loss. my prayers are with you all. ”
21 of 66 | Posted by: gail chernak - oxford, CT

“Dear Carol & Family - I am so, so sorry for the overwhelming sorrow and loss you are feeling. I'm sure Jamie is wrapping his arms around all of you...Read More »
22 of 66 | Posted by: Debbie O'Neill - Stratford

“Carol, Jim and family, we are sorry to hear about your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Seamus & WalshEssex Jct. VT ”
23 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss .... Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time ... ”
24 of 66 | Posted by: Chaves Bakery - Bpt, CT

“Dear Carol, Jim, and family, Our hearts pour out to you with love and sympathy. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers now and always...Read More »
25 of 66 | Posted by: - Fairfield, CT

“Jim & Family,So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Anita ”
26 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear about Jim's untimely departure from our planet. I am sure he is with God regaling the other souls with his humor. My prayers...Read More »
27 of 66 | Posted by: Bala Ganeshan - Foster City, CA

“To all the Rudy's from our hearts to yours with deepest sympathy & love. Teresa. & tara ”
28 of 66 | Posted by: Teresa piacente - Yonkers, NY

“Jim, Carole, and the entire Ruddy family. We were heartbroken to hear about Jim's accident. There are no words that can possibly comfort all of you...Read More »
29 of 66 | Posted by: Tony and Diane DeMattia - CT

“Stephanie I am so deepley sorry for your loss. May god be with you through this difficult time. ”
30 of 66 | Posted by: Doreen Marsic - ansonia, CT


31 of 66 | Posted by: Karen Karolkowski - fairfield, CT

“Carol and Jim Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your tragic loss. May God comfort you. Noreen and Bill Reda ”
32 of 66 | Posted by: Noreen Reda - CT

“I'm so sad for the loss of my son in law. There are no words that express how I feel for my daughter, Jim's sons and my grandson Liam's loss. I...Read More »
33 of 66 | Posted by: Christopher Pearson Jr. - FL

“Mr.ruddy and familyso sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family jackie soledi and heather furbish ”
34 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim,Carol & family,Keeping you all in our thoughts at this sad time. We are very sorry for your sudden loss. Chris & Carol Collins and family ”
35 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“We remember your family from years of attending Mass with our children at St. Thomas. We were so sorry to read about your son, Jim. Please accept our...Read More »
36 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“We're so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
37 of 66 | Posted by: Rich Farrell - Morrisville, VT

“Carol and Jim My deepest sympathy to you both Please accept my deepest Sympathy Peggy O' Connell Southport Ct. ”
38 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim and Carol my deepest Sympathy to you both ,He was taken from you at such a young age , He is in Heaven now and will watch over you both and all...Read More »
39 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart goes out to Stephanie and the children and family. I have been and will continue to pray for all of you. I didn't know Jim extremely well...Read More »
40 of 66 | Posted by: JamieLynn Boothe - Torrington, CT


41 of 66 | Posted by: Cathy & Rob - Stratford, CT

“Dana, Eric Noah and Family, Our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. ”
42 of 66 | Posted by: Cathy & Rob Dowd - Stratford, CT

“Dana & Family - We are so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. ”
43 of 66 | Posted by: Rachel & Jerry Forte - Hamden, CT

“so sorry for the loss of a good man prays are with all of you rest in peace jimmy ”
44 of 66 | Posted by: thomas pearson - palm bay, FL

“We just learned of your loss, and cannot say how deeply sorry we are for the families. He will be missed by all. ”
45 of 66 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Richard Carruthers - CT

“Jim and Carol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for the family of Jim and will keep them in our prayers. ”
46 of 66 | Posted by: Bette and Leo Gregg - FL

“My condolence to all family and friends of jimmy. He was a funny person loving, caring and always smiling. Loved his family very much. It was a...Read More »
47 of 66 | Posted by: Anna - Norwalk, CT

“Deepest regrets from my family to yours for your tragic loss. I worked with Jim at EMC and he was loved and respected by all. The outpouring of...Read More »
48 of 66 | Posted by: Peter Keilty - Dover, NH


49 of 66 | Posted by: Carol - Shelton

“My condolances to the family. A tragic lost to all who knew him.May God bless you. ”
50 of 66 | Posted by: Cyndee Galwey - Torrington, CT

“I knew Jim through his wife Stephanie, the times we spent together (which were too few) he had a zest that brightened the space around him. His time...Read More »
51 of 66 | Posted by: Rita Worthy - New Haven, CT

“Our deepest sympathies go out to you Carol/Jim + Family on the loss of this wonderful young man....he is resting peacefully now in God's Loving care....Read More »
52 of 66 | Posted by: Nora/Bill Zilliox - Fairfield, CT

“To Stephanie, Jim's Children and Parents, My thoughts and prayers are with you in the midst of the untimely loss of Jim, your Husband, Father and Son...Read More »
53 of 66 | Posted by: Taffy Curry - Bridgeport, CT

“We loved you so much and enjoyed the life you had to give. We will always have a bright spot in our hearts for you. RIP ”
54 of 66 | Posted by: Kathleen & Bob Helenius - Gilboa, NY

“My heart is breaking for your loss of Jimmy...I can't imagine the loss...just know...that you are in my heart.. ”
55 of 66 | Posted by: Larry Kadish - New Milford, NJ

“Dana and Family,I am so sorry to hear the your recent loss of your brother James.May God bless you in this most difficult time.I am praying for you. ”
56 of 66 | Posted by: Kathleen Dota-Gius - Shelton, CT

“Beyond devastating to hear the news of your passin Jim ..... Your incredible zest for life makes it extremely difficult to accept you're gone. We are...Read More »
57 of 66 | Posted by: Kim and Ralphie - Stratford, CT

“Thoughts and prayers for the entire family for God to give them support and comfort during this very sad time. Peace - Love Kish Family ”
58 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Oh Stephanie, my heart aches for you and your family. I hope that time will heal , but that you will always feel James' presence with you. With...Read More »
59 of 66 | Posted by: Sydney Anderson - West Hartford, CT

“my prayers are the only thing that I can offer to help lessen the heaviness in the hearts of all of Jimmy's family and friends...my god bless you all...Read More »
60 of 66 | Posted by: deborah pennell - torrington, CT

“May God guide you on the road toward salvation...all the while...assuring you...that loved ones...left at home...Will be alright...then in turn...you...Read More »
61 of 66 | Posted by: John Mark Hosier - Bridgeport, CT

“Dear Ruddy family, Deepest sympathies. Remembering my early years on Eastlawn Street as a friend of Dana's. Honoring Dana's hero brother, his...Read More »
62 of 66 | Posted by: Kathleen Carroll - MA

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
63 of 66 | Posted by: The Staff of Spear-Miller Funeral Home - CT

“Carol & Jim, our sincere sympathy to you and your family on your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all of you. ”
64 of 66 | Posted by: Pat & Joan Kennedy - Bethany

“Sending your entire family my deepest condolences. He was one of the warmest people I've ever met. He will be greatly missed. ”
65 of 66 | Posted by: Elizabeth Leonard - New Haven, CT

“Jim,Carol & all the ruddy family our thought's & Prayer's are with you at this sad time ”
66 of 66 | Posted by: Peter & Mary Ann Doonan - CT


James Francis "Jamie/Jim" Ruddy, age 42, beloved husband of Stephanie (Pearson) Ruddy passed away in a tragic car crash in Santa Clara, CA while on business. Born in the Bronx, NY on January 27, 1972 to James and Carol (Bolger) Ruddy, Jamie grew up in Fairfield, CT and attended Fairfield High School (class of 1990). Prior to his death he resided in Litchfield County and worked for EMC in Hopkinton, MA as a Senior Solutions Engineer in the office of the CTO. Jamie had an amazing energy and love for life, technology, music, reading, his fellow man and most of all his family. He was admired and respected by his colleagues and touched the lives in a special way of everyone who knew him. In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by his loving sons Dylan (13), Forest (10) and Liam (3mos), his sisters Janice Higgins (Paul) and Dana Wagnblas (Eric), nephews Brian Higgins and Noah Wagnblas, his in-laws (the Pearson and Smith families), many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, with interment to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 4-8 PM in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd. Fairfield, Ct. 06824. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com

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