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Earl R. Nydam

June 6, 1944 June 21, 2018
Earl R. Nydam
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Earl R. Nydam, 74, of Whitinsville passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. He was the husband of Theresa “Terry” D. (Galas) Nydam.

Mr. Nydam was employed as an Auto Specialist at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Framingham for 29 years before his retirement in 1988. In his retirement he worked for Christy & Thompson and Ron’s Tire in Framingham.

Earl was born June 6, 1944 in Worcester the son of the late Robert E. and Gertrude E. (Baker) Nydam. He was a lifelong resident of Whitinsville and a graduate of Northbridge High School, Class of 1962 and had attended Worcester Junior College.

Earl founded the Whitinsville Five Mile Run on Thanksgiving Day, and had run the New York and Boston Marathons several times. He was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick’s Church, a member of the Baptism Team and a greeter at the church. He was a member of the Mumford Council, Knights of Columbus. Earl was a certified soccer referee and was on the Board of the Sutton Fuller – Hamlets Soccer Club. He earned the “1,000 miles in 24 hours Endurance Motorcycle Ride” award and was a member of the Bee Keepers Association. He loved to race at the former Westboro Speedway.

In addition to his wife Terry, Mr. Nydam is survived by four sons, Timothy E. Nydam and his wife Jody Kaneshiro of Millbury, Ken J. and his wife Rita E. Nydam of Hampton Falls, NH, Earl R. and his wife Susan Nydam of Indianapolis, IN, Thom M. and his wife Yen-Yee T. Nydam of Chatham, NJ, one brother, Robert E. Nydam of Uxbridge, three sisters, Gail H. Visser of Vergens, VT, Beverly R. Tinkenberg of Whitinsville, Roberta E. Peterson of Haig Point, SC and 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2-5 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 480 Church St. Whitinsville.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St., Whitinsville.

Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Providence Rd., (Rt. 122), Northbridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, c/o John 21 Community Breakfast, 1 Cross St., Whitinsville, 01588.

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2:00 PM 6/24/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 6/24/2018 5:00:00 PM
Buma Funeral Home-Whitinsville

480 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Buma Funeral Home-Whitinsville
480 Church Street Whitinsville 01588 MA
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10:00 AM 6/25/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church

1 Cross Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588

St. Patrick's Church
1 Cross Street Whitinsville 01588 MA
United States

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St. Patrick's Church / John 21 Community Breakfast

1 Cross St.
Whitinsville, MA 01588

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