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Jose H. Rua, 72,

  Jose H. Rua, 72, of Mendon passed away, Friday, October 7, 20202 in his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Elaine (Brogan) Rua of 52 years. He was born in Terceira, Portugal, son of the late Antonio and Carmeria (Pereira) Rua and came to American in 1966 and moved to Mendon in 1970. He was educated in the Portugal schools.           

Jose owned and operated JR Auto in Mendon and retired in 2014. After his retirement he continued working for Native Auto in Mendon.           

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son Timothy Rua of Mendon, his grandson Tyler Yates of Mendon, four brothers, George Rua of Milford, Carlos Rua of Franklin, Anthony Rua of Northbridge, Paul Rua of Whitinsville, two sisters, Ines Sabien and Maria Rua both of Milford, many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his two children, Joseph Rua and Susan Yates.    

The funeral will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. at the St. Gabriel the Archangel Church 151 Mendon St. Upton MA. The burial will follow in the Swandale Cemetery on Harford Ave East in Mendon.      

Calling hours will be held Monday, October 10, 2022 from 4 to 8 P.M.


Guest Book

Eternal peace and protection to the Rua family. A truly wonderful man. in nomine patris es filii et spiritus sancti.
Alexander K Jessing


Eternal peace and protection to the Rua family. A truly wonderful man. in nomine patris es filii et spiritus sancti.
Alexander K Jessing


Eternal peace and protection to the Rua family. A truly wonderful man. in nomine patris es filii et spiritus sancti.
Alexander K Jessing


Elaine, Holly and I just came across Joe’s obituary when searching for my mother in law’s. We are both so very sorry for your loss, it seems that you certainly have had your share of grief. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Mary Ellen Nogueira


The Carrigan Family is so sorry for your loss. Jose was such a sweet and generous man and was always available for emergency car repairs or just a chat.
Bill and Peggy Carrigan


Paul I am sorry for your loss may he rest in the sweetest of peace.
Sherry Sowers


Elaine So sincerely very sorry for your loss. Bless you and your family. Thinking of you. Sharon Feccia💗
Sharon Feccia


Elaine My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely Charlene O’Brien
Charlene O’Brien


Elaine, Tim so very sorry for your loss. Jose was such a great guy. I enjoyed visiting at the garage and having some laughs. He will be missed by many.
Linda Commo


I am so sorry for you loss! What a great guy he was! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Elaine Conley


Carlos and family I am so sorry about the passing of Joe he was so kind Elaine you probably don't remember me but I am a friend of Carlos. I am so sorry about Joe GOD BLESS ANN
Ann Marie Madden ❤️


Paul and George I am sorry for your loss. Sincerely John Villani.
John Villani


Elaine — Our sincerest sympathy to you & your family on Joe’s passing — God Bless Barbara & George Svitila
Barbara Svitila


Elaine I’m sorry to hear the passing of Joe our prayers are with you and I thoughts with you and your family Maria and Gloria silva
Gloria and Maria silva


Elaine, Heather and I pass on our condolences to you and the family 🙏 Bob Yates, Medway
Bob Yates


What a blessing to be with family in the end. We love you Pauly. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Love Tip n Cin
Tip n Cin


Great friend My deepest regrets for Elaine and all the Rua family
Bob Moriarty


Dearest Elaine, Want to express my most sincere condolences and sympathy over the loss of your husband. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, especially a spouse. I know only too well. You took such great care of my husband a few years ago and I will never forget your tireless efforts and kindness. Please call upon me if I may in someway return your kindness. So sorry......God speed and bless you with his love and strength. Love, Chris Magee
Christine Magee


Elaine, we are so sorry to hear of Jose's passing. Our family met him 30yrs ago when we moved to this area. He not only fixed all our vehicles but shared many conversations and jokes with us. We will truly miss him. You and your family will be in our thoughts and may all your fond memories help to heal. The Glenn Family, Dave, Sally, Kellie & Chris
The Glenn's


Elaine & Tim, So sorry for your loss.
Ann Small & Jessica (Small) Keyes


Elaine, we are so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. It was many years ago , but I remember him well. May God grant him eternal rest ,eternal life. You are in our prayers often.
Bruce and Ann Bayliss


Elaine, we are so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. It was many years ago , but I remember him well. May God grant him eternal rest ,eternal life. You are in our prayers often.
Bruce and Ann Bayliss


Elaine, we are so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. It was many years ago , but I remember him well. May God grant him eternal rest ,eternal life. You are in our prayers often.
Bruce and Ann Bayliss


Carlos: sorry to read about the passing of your brother Joe. May he Rest In Peace. Pamela
Pamela Gonsalves-Arpin


I hope they have a garage filled with tools in heaven, so Joe can be happy in his element. He truly loved to turn wrenches!! He will sincerely be missed.
Thompson Family


Tim and family, So sorry for your loss!
K. Bangma


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