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“Sister TeresaOur thoughts and prayers arewith you at this sad time.Pace e Bene ”
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“Dear Sister Rose,I am so sorry to hear today that Rudy has died.You have the assurance of my continued prayers and my heartfelt sympathy. I have lost...Read More »
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“Dear Charliel, My condolences to you on the passing of your brother and to your Family. ”
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“~sorry about the loss of your brother, sister teresa rose~ ”
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“Uncle Rudy...Heaven will never be the same with you there...I imagine everyone has already heard of you or met you by now...enjoy your sisters and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Bonnie Picone - Leominster, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with Rudy and family. God bless always. Greg Carchidi and family ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Greg Carchidi - Fitchburg, MA

“Rest In Peace Rudy, may you sing with the Angels. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Bowman - West Boylston, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Jesus wept after the death of his friend Lazarus. John 11:35 We weep along with you. ”
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C., 89, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

He was born on June 30, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey, to Dominic and Teresina (Verano) Carchidi, who immigrated from Southern Italy, the region of Calabria. The 14th of 15 children, Fr. Carchidi attended public high school during World War II, then entered Our Lady of Holy Cross Seminary in North Easton, Mass., the summer of 1945. Fr. Carchidi was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on August 15, 1948, professed his first vows on September 12, 1949, and made his final profession on September 12, 1952. He received his BA in philosophy with a minor in English and Latin from the University of Notre Dame, and after four years of theology at Holy Cross College in Washington, D.C., he was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 1955 by Cardinal O'Hara in Philadelphia.

Fr. Carchidi's first assignment was a teaching position at Father Baker High School in Lackawana, N.Y., after which he was sent to the University of Notre Dame to pursue courses in mathematics for a year before returning to Father Baker H.S., Notre Dame High School in Bridgeport, CT, and St. Peter's H.S. in Gloucester, Mass. While teaching in the various high schools, he spent 12 summers and many Saturdays at several colleges and universities studying math. In 1960, he received a grant from the NSF to study for two summers and a full year at Harvard University where he earned his master's degree. In 1991, he was assigned to teach mathematics at Stonehill College. The highlight of his 23 years of teaching at Stonehill College came at the Commencement Ceremony of 1997, when he received the "Louise Hegarty Award for Excellence in Teaching." In 2014, Fr. Carchidi hung up the chalk and eraser and retired at the age of 87, where he had the distinction of being the oldest professor who ever taught at Stonehill College. He entered Holy Cross House in 2014 and celebrated his 60th anniversary of ordination in May of 2015.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Dominic and Teresina Carchidi; brothers, George, Samual, Joseph, and Dominic; sisters, Mary Frisina, Augusta Picone, Antonetta DiRusso, and Katherine Grieci; as well as four infant siblings.

He is survived by one sister, Sister Teresa Rose Carchidi, MPV of Worchester, Mass.; and a brother, Charles Carchidi, from Los Angeles, Cali., as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 6, 2016) at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton, MA with a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday (Oct. 7, 2016) at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton, MA. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Community Cemetery at Stonehill College. Kaniewski Funeral Home of South Bend, IN and Kane Funeral Home of Easton, MA are in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross via: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, 500 Washington Street, North Easton, MA 02356-1299 or online at