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Robert J. Pudvah Jr.

March 30, 1941 — January 12, 2021


RICHFORD – Robert J. Pudvah Jr., age 79, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.

He was born in Colchester on March 30, 1941 to the late Robert Sr. & Florence (Greenwood) Pudvah.

Robert lived in the Franklin County area for the past several years. He raised six children as a single father and took pride in the love and care he offered each of them. Robert worked for many local farmers, he enjoyed every chore having to do with farming and had incredible love and respect for the animals. When Robert wasn’t working, he had a few favorite events that he would look forward to attending. One was dancing at Warner's Dance Hall in Lowell, Vermont. He would dance until he couldn’t dance anymore! He also was a huge fan of country music, especially Johnny Cash. Robert enjoyed attending the Enosburg Dairy Festival to listen to the country music they play from the bandstand, and the Orleans County Fair to watch the “Smash Up Derby.”

He is survived by his children, Nelda Knox and her boyfriend James Royea of Richford, Mary Pudvah of Newport, Stewart Pudvah of Richford, Roberta Pudvah of West Chazy, NY, Donald Pudvah of Vernon, Robert Pudvah and Jennifer Pudvah of Swanton; grandchildren, Tammy, Rudy, Joseph and Michael Gardner, Amy and Adam Pudvah, Roxanne Labor, Tanya Dibbler and Christine Pudvah; great grandchildren, Savannah Baxter, Abigail Bevins, and Chloe Haines; sister, Virginia Messier and her husband Brian of Berkshire; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his son, Roger Pudvah; and a brother, Donald Pudvah.

Robert’s life celebration events will be private. Interment will take place this spring in the St. Isidore Catholic Cemetery, Montgomery Center, VT.

For those who wish, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, P.O. Box 396, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 to help with funeral expenses.

Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at


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