Rudolph T. “Rudy” Drinkwater
Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, March 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE for Rudolph T. “Rudy” Drinkwater, who passed in his life long Revere residence on Saturday, March 25th, following a lengthy illness. His funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 29th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:30 a.m.
Born in Chelsea, he was a 1940 alumnus of Revere High School at age 16. He began college at Tufts University, and then in June of 1943, joined the U.S. Navy, during WWII serving until February of 1946 as a Signalman 2nd Class. He returned to Tufts & was awarded a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He worked for G.E. of Lynn for over ten (10) years. Later he continued his education at Northeastern University, received his MBA and began a 20 year plus association with the Boston Naval Shipyard. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he was appointed “Combat missile supervisor”. This position was probably the highlight of his working career. He worked until the early 1970s and then retired, allowing him to reclaim his passion and joy–“Play Golf”. Rudy played all over New England, but frequented & thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Ponkapoag Golf Club of Canton. A deeply private man, he was a sincerely religious man, often resulting in quiet giving & generosity to many charities and organizations.
He was the beloved son to the late Atty. Alexander Drinkwater & Mary (DiVenuti) Drinkwater. He was the most cherished brother to the late Evelyn G. Prizio, Gloria Goglia, Marion Burns, Mildred Thompson and Arthur Drinkwater. He is lovingly survived by many dedicated & faithful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews & a team of devoted and dear caregivers, without whom, it would have been impossible to fulfill his last & dying wish, to die in his own home, sheltered in his own bed. The wish was fulfilled and for that, God Love & Bless each and everyone of you for your professionalism, friendship and extraordinary care. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.