Mary Agnes Rudolph

October 31, 1926January 22, 2021

There was only one word to define Mary-laughter.

She made people laugh from her childhood friends to her Hospice nurses. Whenever the nurses asked if they could get her anything, her response was “a cocktail would be nice”.

Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY to William and Agatha Hammond, who have predeceased her. She married the love of her life, Harold Rudolph, June 17, 1950 and was happily married until his passing in 2003. Mary and Harold resided in Waldwick, NJ from 1952 until 1990, when they moved to Emerald Isle, NC.

Mary is survived by her son Mark Rudolph, her daughter-in-law Kathleen Rudolph, grandchildren Kaitlin Rudolph and Michael Rudolph.

She was very active in St. Mildred’s Catholic Church in Swansboro.

In 2017 she moved into Jordan Oaks Independent Living to be close to family and, when not playing Rummikub, she could be found in the Bingo room.

In 2020 she moved into Woodland Terrance Memory Care and with all new nurses, she could tell her old jokes!


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Stephen Pinto

January 28, 2021

Mary Rudolph was a sweetheart. Soft-spoken, but certainly not shy with an opinion; a peaceful smile, but with a large sense of humor (to say the least.)

Perpetually quick to offer encouragement and prayers, she always made one feel loved. She was truly one of a kind.

Thank you, Mary, for all your thoughtfulness and laughter. You were a gift.

Jason Bevins

January 26, 2021

I speak for all of us at Jordan Oaks when I say that Mary brought laughter and joy to our community. She will truly be missed by all of her friends at our community. We offer our condolences to the Rudolph family during this time.

Gerry McNulty

January 26, 2021

Please accept our prayers and condolences.
We are thinking of all the members of the Rudolph family at this difficult time of loss.
Kathy & Gerry

Margaret Thompson

January 25, 2021

To the Rudolph family we send our condolences, Last summer we purchased the home next door to them in Lands End. We never had the good fortune of meeting Mary but heard so many wonderful stories about her and her husband when they lived in Emerald Isle.
As Mary would say, "It is five o'clock somewhere!". May she rest in peace. Beth Stein and Margaret Thompson