Obituary: Podolske, John J. “Bud," Dedham Firefighter
- Deceased's name: John J. "Bud" Podolske
- Date: October 21, 2011
- Hometown: Dedham, formerly of Boston
- Survived by: Wife, Catherine (Power) Podolske, children, Jean Stevens and Catherine, John and Lawrence, sister, Jean Mc Guire of Harwich, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Bud was the brother of the late Elenor O'Brien of Norwood.
Bud was born May 11 1921, in Boston to Mary A. Podolske and John J Podolske .
Bud was a touted hockey player in the late thirties, a World War II veteran, US Army and a career firefighter for the town of Dedham and had a successful painting company. He was also an avid golfer and a member of the Norfolk Golf club for twelve years and the Friday Night Club. He also enjoyed reading Western novels and had a passion for gardening.
Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons, Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham, Tuesday, October 25, 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Dedham, 9 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday, October 24, 4-8 p.m. Interment Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children's Hospital Trust, 1 Autumn St., Suite 731, Boston, MA 02215-5301.