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Patricia J. Morehouse Rude

September 29, 1928 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 91)


Patricia died peacefully at home with her family after a period of declining health. 

She will be missed by her many families--biological, adopted, church and community. 
After teaching in Sunapee for 25 years, she led Newport’s Adult Ed program, was an active Rotarian, served on the Library Arts Center Board, and was a Deacon and Financial Secretary at South Congregational Church, UCC. 
Feisty and adventuresome, she spent her last years enjoying travels to visit her large family and sights unseen at home and abroad. 
Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother (GiGi), Granny, Aunt and Friend, she was an example of love and generosity to all. 

She was predeceased in 1989 by her husband Wendell Rude, DC.
Her loving survivors include, daughters and sons-in-law Charen and Bob Urban, and Stephanie and Bob Gilson of Newport, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren Chloe Urban and Asher Johnson of Newport, Jonathan Gilson of Watertown, MA, Tristan, Shannon, Gavin and Juliet Gilson of Grantham, Maellyn, Benjamin, Josephine, Leo, Monty and Aurora Hain of Raymond, Nebraska, Andrew, Rachel and Enna Gilson of Arlington, MA and Curtis Gilson of Grantham.  She treasured her older half-sister Virginia Engle, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Washington State and her home state of Michigan.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be sent to South Congregational Church, UCC (20 Church St Newport, NH 03773), Richards Free Library (58 North Main St Newport, NH 03773) or Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice (107 Newport Rd New London, NH 03257). 

There will be a private graveside service for family this fall followed by a Celebration of Life in the fall of 2021.

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South Congregational Church of Newport
20 Church Street, Newport NH 03773

Richards Free Library
58 N. Main Street, Newport NH 03773

Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses & Hospice Association
PO Box 2209, New London NH 03257
Tel: 1-603-526-4077

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