Visitation4-7PM - Monday, January 2 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral Services10AM - Tuesday, January 3 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hudson
Randy St. Ores, age 61, of North Hudson died peacefully Friday December 30th 2016 at his home. Randy was born on October 6, 1955 in Long Island, New York; the son of John and Virginia St. Ores. The family moved to Hudson when Randy was young. He attended elementary school in Hudson prior to graduating from Hudson High School in 1973. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with degrees in biology and psychology. On July 22, 1979, he was united in marriage to Brenda Richie at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. This union would be further blessed with children BreAnn and Patrick.
Randy was a gifted woodworker who enjoyed building things. He owned and operated St. Ores Construction for many years. He inspired his family with his construction abilities, as he was more than ready to lend a helping hand with countless house projects for those he loved.
Randy also had a second family. He was a proud member of the Hudson Fire Department for 18 years. He was an engineer, meaning he could drive or operate any truck in the fleet. He loved the camaraderie of the department, volunteering at events, and of course, responding to calls day or night. He also took great pleasure in being Smokey the Bear at community breakfasts! He was instrumental in creating the Hudson Fire Honor Guard, which provided support to families of fellow firefighters who died and was a member of the water rescue department.
Randy will be forever remembered as a loving husband, supportive father, and delighted grandpa. One of his greatest joys was hunting with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting trips to Alaska, his cabin in Moose Junction, Wisconsin among other places. Randy extended this passion to teaching others to hunt and appreciate the outdoors. He held the honor of being an official measurer for big game.
Randy had various interests and excelled at many. He was an exceptional pool player, water skier, mechanic, etc… His friends referred to him as ‘MacGyver’ because he could fix or build anything. Extremely smart and capable, he was always using his talents to teach and help others.
Randy is survived by loving wife Brenda; children BreAnn (Jon), Patrick (Erin); Grandchildren Laurali, Paige, Gemma, Hildy; his mother Virginia; siblings John (Jan), Sherry, Philip (Susan), and Paul (Judy). Randy is preceded by his father John St. Ores and brother-in-law John McCaffrey.
Mass of Christian Burial for Randy will be 10am Tuesday, January 3rd at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. The only visitation will be on Monday from 4 until 7pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Memorials are preferred.