Jane A. 'Mama' Rudis – Smithfield

Jane A. 'Mama' Rudis – Smithfield

Jane A. “Mama” Rudis, 85, of Stillwater Road, Smithfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston. She was the wife of the late Matthew “Skip” Rudis.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Vincenza ( Lanni ) Scuncio.

Early on Jane worked as a bookkeeper for her family business, the former Scuncio Chevrolet on Putnam Pike, Greenville. When Jane and Skip started their family, Mama Jane chose to stay home and be a devoted wife and mother to her husband and children.

Mama Jane cherished her husband, Skip, the love of her life. Her caring heart, persuasive guidance and warm nature touched many lives. She was a natural in her role of “mother.” She adored children and they equally adored her in return. She was devoted to her religious faith, loved baking, shopping, aerobic dancing and making her house a home to all.

Jane is survived by her son, Richard Rudis, and his wife, Susan; daughters, Cathy Rudis, Maria Kerwin and her husband, Robert; her brother Edward Scuncio; grandchildren, Christie Holmes and her husband, Walter, Michael Rudis, Mathew Clossick and his wife, Samantha, Talia Clossick, Nicholas Kerwin, Mitchell Kerwin and his wife, Samantha, Maxwell Kerwin; great-grandchildren, Oliver Holmes, Theodore Holmes and Landon Kerwin. Jane was the sister of the late Mary Coppolla, John Scuncio, Dorothy Moretti and Joseph Scuncio Jr.

The Funeral will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 8:45 a.m., in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., in St. Michael Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Calling Hours are Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Michael’s Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, or The Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., #306, Providence, RI 02906.