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In Memory of Randy St. Ores


4-7PM - Monday, January 2 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson

Funeral Services

10AM - 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.

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    • Brenda, so sorry to read of Randy’s passing on Facebook. I always wondered how his treatment turned out. So thankful he was able to have so many good years! Hugs to you during this difficult time!

    • Paul, what a beautiful tribute to your brother.
      Brenda and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you today and in the days ahead. I will always remember him as being a kind and wonderful man, not to mention great pool player. Love to you all.

    • Breann . I’m so sorry for the loss of your daddy. I lost mine last year in just about a week from now. It’s so hard but remember the good times and know that he’s in a better place now. AND he’ll always be with you, this is what keeps me going.

    • Sorry for your loss. I was a childhood neighbor of Randy’s and graduated in 1973 with him as well. I remember him as an avid fisherman and skilled woodworker. He was very good at building stereo speakers. Sorry to hear of him dying so young. May you find comfort as he is now free of his infirmities and is fully healed in the presence of the loving Father God.

    • Our prayers are with the family and we extend our condolences. Randy did so much for us over the years and his friendship will be missed. God speed, Randy

    • Randy was a great man and a strong fighter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Brenda and family sorry for your loss our prayers are with you. Randy and his dad took me duck hunting. Some good memories. RIP Randy

    • Brenda and family sorry for your loss our prayers are with you. Randy and his dad took me hunting duck’s always remember those days. He was a good friend. RIP Randy

    • Brenda and family,

      Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Randy was a good friend and not a bad hunter. We had a great time hunting together and I will always treasure those times. He will be greatly missed by all.

    • Brenda thinking about u and Lizzy and your family….randy was a helpful awesome person I could ever meet….I woke up the next morning and seen on fb what happen and i just broke down i didnt know what to do I was lost and emotional…. he is watching over u Brenda….love u

    • Brenda
      The love I have for you folks has no equal in me! I’m sorry for you and the family. Randy was my best friend and for that I thank God! I pray you all get through this.
      Your friend Dan

    • The Officers and Members
      of the Mattydale Fire Department
      join in extending
      Heartfelt Sympathy
      to you and your family at this
      time of sorrow.

    • My Dearest Brenda, I so know what you are going through. Just know that I am saying prayers for you and your kids and GrandKids, I love you so, and send hugs your way. What a BEAUTIFUL tribute Paul wrote on this forum. Randy was a special guy, and will be missed by all!!! Love You BUDDA!!!! Patti

    • My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Randy will be missed by many. God Bless!!

    • Brenda, I’m so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers for healing and peace ??

    • I am not one to post to personal things. But I feel I should share this story with others for a testament of HOPE. When my brother was diagnosed with cancer over two decades ago ALL Doctors but ONE told him the worst. He had no chance. Because of that ONE Doctor (Dr.Hayes, ENT, U of M) he was able to see his kids grow up. Get married and have kids. As he struggled through out the years with complications of the treatments, that saved his life. He never complained. He was able to enjoy his kids and grandkids. Going sometimes months to years at a time without being able to eat normal solid foods. For the last several months majority of his intake was by port and suringe. Yes my brothers quality of life wasn’t the greatest. But the joys he got to experience overshadowed his poor health. His Family, Kids and Grandkids meant the world to him. Not to forget his great partner, that got him this far, Brenda St.Ores. And I believe all this, is what kept him fighting for so long. Randy you fought a courageous fight, that so many may not have chosen. You will be missed by many. The suffering is over,my brother. RIP Randy M St.Ores