DUDLEY — Rev. Charles J. “Bud” Dutram, of Dudley and Ogunquit, Maine, passed away at the Rose Monahan Hospice Worcester, June 29.
Born in Dudley on August 13, 1923 to Clement and Mary (Lee) Dutram, he graduated from St. Louis High school 1940. Bud entered the military during World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp., participating in the invasion of Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge. He earned six battle stars.
Upon discharge he graduated from Mount St Marys College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and St Johns Seminary in Boston. Ordained to the priesthood January 6, 1958 by Bishop John Wright, celebrating his 60th anniversary as a priest this year. Serving at numerous parishes in Worcester County as associate and pastor of St. Joseph’s in Leicester, St. Peter’s in Northbridge, and St. Bernadette’s in Northborough, retiring in 1991.
He enjoyed many years of retirement in Ogunquit, especially spending time with his grandnephew Thacher. He leaves a twin sister, Eileen M. Dutram of Dudley, predeceased by brother Alexander, sisters Mary, Pearl Dutram and Muriel King. He leaves nieces Mary Kosiba, Linda Cunningham, Nancy Cole, Eileen Parenteau and a nephew Charles King, grandnephews Sean, Nigel Cunningham, Thacher Parenteau, grandniece Danielle Lusignan.
Visitation was private. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, July 2 at 11 a.m. in St. Louis Church, Webster, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Webster. In lieu of ﬂowers donations may be made to the Carmelite Sisters of the Eucharist, 188 Old Worcester Rd Charlton, MA 01507. The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, has been entrusted with his arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.