Gertrude A. “Trudy” (Grindle) Chludzinski Goldrick, age 87, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, June 16, 2017 at John Adams HealthCare Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Gertrude was born in Dorchester to the late Joseph R. and Gertrude L. (Jensen) Grindle. She was raised and educated in Quincy and had lived in Quincy for most of her life.
Trudy was a devoted homemaker but had also worked in the special needs field as a job trainer, assisting young adults, with Work Inc. in Quincy for ten years.
She was a civic-minded person and was always active in her community, and served as a former board member of the Harbor View Residence complex. Trudy was a longtime volunteer at the Blind Center in Quincy. She was active in local politics and enjoyed helping the City of Quincy’s Election Department. She was also a former Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.
Trudy was active in the Methodist Church for many years and, after converting to Catholicism in 1988, was a loyal parishioner of the former Saint Boniface Church in Germantown where she served as a religious education teacher and member of the choir.
She enjoyed singing and minstrel shows and had a talent for arts, crafts and crocheting.
She was devoted to her family and enjoyed supporting the activities and accomplishments of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Beloved wife of the late Louis J. Goldrick, Sr. and the late John W. Chludzinski.
Devoted mother of Susan A. Church and her husband Terry of Brenham, Texas, James B. Chludzinski and his wife Joanne of Quincy, John T. Chludzinski of Plymouth, Joseph W. Chludzinski and his wife Barbara of Burlington, and Nancy J. Kefalis of Middleboro.
Loving grandmother of ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Trudy is also survived by the Goldrick children and their families.
One of four siblings, she was sister of Charlie Grindle and his wife Kathy of Florida and pre-deceased by Edward Grindle and Connie Schweinburg. Sister-in-law of Rita Grindle of Quincy. Trudy is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, June 21 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
For those who wish, donations in Gertrude’s memory may be made to the Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation, 400 North Main St., Randolph, MA 02368.
You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.