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James P Rutledge

November 9, 1947 ~ May 16, 2021 (age 73)

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James Patrick Rutledge, age 73, of Milford, beloved husband of Carol (Maggie) Wheeler Rutledge for 53 years, died on Sunday, May 16, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.  Jim was born in Pittston, PA on November 9, 1947 to the late John and Marguerite Gallagher Rutledge.  He worked in Information Technology at Pitney Bowes for 27 years.  Jim loved his family and enjoyed gardening and was a Lionel train collector.  He was an active parishioner in Saint Gabriel Church for many years and was a PGK, PFN and PDD in the Knights of Columbus.  He loved ALL music, photography, traveling, and living life to its fullest.  He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.  Survivors include his children: Diane Buraszeski (Tony) of IL, Denise Rutledge Sperduti of East Haven, Jennifer Lomme of Milford, Jacquelynn Rzepko of Milford, and Travis Rutledge of Milford, eight grandchildren; John, Jessica, Monica, James, Kenny, Joe, Samantha and Jillian and several nieces and nephews.  James is predeceased by his brother, John Rutledge.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in THE GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford.  Masks will be required.  The family will greet friends in Saint Gabriel Church (Saint Raphael Parish) before the Funeral Mass on Friday, May 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with the Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m.  To share a memory or to leave an online condolence, please visit,


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May 20, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home
291 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT 06460

May 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Saint Gabriel Church (Saint Mary Cemetery, Milford)

Funeral Mass
May 21, 2021

10:30 AM
Saint Gabriel Church (Saint Mary Cemetery, Milford)

Private Interment

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