Peter M. Dudis

May 31, 1952September 14, 2022
Obituary of Peter M. Dudis
Peter M. Dudis, 70, lifelong resident of Rocky Hill, beloved husband for 48 years of Jo-Ann (Rizzo) Dudis, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford on May 31, 1952, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Quinn) Dudis. Peter earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hartford. He had a 45-year career in the grocery business, beginning at Grosso’s Supermarket and ending as Director of Grocery Store Operations at Big Y Supermarket, where he worked for 26 years. Peter loved preparing and hosting family dinners. He was an avid boater and cherished spending family time at their homes in Niantic and Chatham on Cape Cod. In addition to his loving wife Jo-Ann, Peter will be forever missed by his two sons, David Dudis and wife Stephanie of Wethersfield and Michael Dudis of Berlin; his two adored granddaughters, Emma Valentin and Ellie Dudis and his sister-in-law, Carol Rizzo of Rocky Hill. He is also survived by his lifelong best friend, Michael Godart with his wife Julie, as well as many other extended family members and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 a.m. in St. Josephine Bakhita Parish at St. James Church, 767 Elm Street Rocky Hill. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Burial will be private. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. Donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. To share a memory of Peter with his family, please visit

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