Peaceful 10

Rodney B. Arruda

January 10, 2022


Rodney B. Arruda, 56, of Somerset passed away on Monday January 10, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of thirty-two years to Lori A. (Mello) Arruda. Rodney was born in New Bedford the son of the late John and Evelyn (Borges) Arruda. He was a graduate of Dartmouth High School class of 1982. Mr. Arruda worked at the Grace Gospel Church as a custodian and Sunday school teacher for twenty years and then at Dighton Rehoboth High School for the past six years. Rodney also taught Drama at New England Christian Academy for several years. Rodney enjoyed playing computer games, watching old Television shows especially I dream of Genie and Star Trek.  Survivors besides his wife are six sons: Gary M. Arruda and his wife Brittany of Somerset; Joseph J. Arruda and his wife Katie of Swansea; Michael M. Arruda and his wife Amanda of New Hampshire; Joshua S. Arruda and his wife Andrea of Mississippi; Jacob E. Arruda of Attleboro and David J. Arruda and his wife Alexandra of Somerset; nine grandchildren; a sister: Michelle Arruda of Kentucky; a brother John Arruda of New Bedford; along with several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Elaine Dunaway. A Memorial Service for Mr. Arruda will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 10am in the Grace Gospel Church, 3049 County Street, Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street Somerset

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Memorial Service
January 29, 2022

10:00 AM
Grace Gospel Church
3049 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
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