Rudolph W. Sibilia

Rudolph (Rudy) William Sibilia, Patriarch of the Sibilia family, passed away peacefully early Sunday June 7th, 2020 with his wife Dora by his side at the family home in Mansfield, MA. Rudy was 91 years old when he passed, born in Mansfield on November 15, 1928. He is survived by his beloved wife Dora L. Sibilia (Mei) whom he was married to for 68 years, two sons, Thomas Sibilia and his wife Terry, William Sibilia and his partner Lisa, two daughters, Cindy Sturtevant and her husband Peter, Carol D’Ambra and her husband Gary. He is also survived by 10 grand children, 11 great grand children, many nieces and nephews whom he adored very much and is predeceased by his brother Dr. Phillip B. Sibilia and his surviving wife Pauline.
Raised in Mansfield, he was a long time Mansfield resident. He graduated from Coyle High school in Taunton, MA and received his associates degree from Franklin Technical Institute. He also received a teaching degree from Fitchburg State College. He was affiliated with the Knights of Columbus since the age of 18 and attained rank of Grand Knight. Rudy was also affiliated with the Retired Teachers Association in the Commonwealth of MA.
Rudy worked as an Electrical foreman for both the Mansfield Bleachery and Texas Instruments. His love for the Electrical trade drove him to earn his teachers degree at Fitchburg state and he went on to become an Electrical Instructor for the Blue Hills Vocational School in Canton, MA. He was licensed in MA as a journeyman and Master Electrician. He also taught the MA Electrical Code at Mansfield High School and Blue Hills Vocational School. After retiring from teaching, he was appointed as the Electrical Inspector for the town of Mansfield. He retired as the Town Inspector in 2010 and ended his long career in the electrical field at the age of 81.
Rudy was very active. He loved to dance, he attended Arthur Murry’s school of Dance and enjoyed dancing with Dora to Big Band Music. He was a devote catholic who taught Sunday school. He loved sports and was a little league coach in Mansfield for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go bird hunting. Rudy and Dora loved to travel both domestically and internationally. They visited many places like Italy, England, Belgium, France, Canada and Hawaii. His favorite trip was Italy where he visited birth town of his father (Antonio) in Avellino.
He was widely known in town, respected and loved by so many …… “Honey, Rudy, Dad, Pa, Pazi” …. will be dearly missed.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please understand there will be very limited public viewing hours on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9-11:30am in Boston Cremation, 115 N Main St, Mansfield, MA. Private burial services will be held for the immediate family only.


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

6 Condolences

  1. Laura NEVDAL on June 9, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Uncle Rudy was a truly lovable and kind person.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    My heartfelt condolences

  2. Sara Vivenzio on June 10, 2020 at 12:27 am

    My Deepestest Sympathy to Nana and family. I had the Best memories with Pa growing up..❤️ He always came to our rescue no matter what with a smile that would light up a room. Rest in Peace Pa.

  3. Tina Montanari on June 10, 2020 at 12:33 am

    We’re sharing your sadness and remembering Uncle Rudy’s awesome laugh and great sense of humor. He brought a lot of love into this world! Love and hugs from Tina, Jim, Sam, Lili & Maddie

  4. EARL STEARNS on June 10, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Rudy’s passing away. I taught with Rudy at Holbrook High School for many years. He was such an excellent teacher with such extensive knowledge, and a wonderful example and influence for his students.
    My deepest sympathy

  5. Terry Kais on June 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    We were all so sad to hear this news. Uncle Rudy will truly be missed and we are so grateful for all the time we got share with him and your whole family together! You’re in our prayers and in our hearts. Much love to everyone!

  6. Paula Symonds on June 15, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    I will always remember that twinkle in Uncle Rudy’s eyes and his perpetual smile. It’s hard to lose someone who meant so much to all of us, and even harder that we can’t all be together to say good-bye. We want you to know we’re with you in spirit—now and in the days and weeks ahead. Sending prayers and lots of love!

Leave a Condolence