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Harold R. Buduo

April 29, 1933 — May 28, 2022

Harold R. Buduo, 89, of Worcester and Pompano Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2022, after a period of declining health.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Josephine “Pina” (Francese) Buduo; daughters, Lori A. Simone and her husband Tommie D. Simone, Gina Robertson and her husband Daniel Robertson, and Lisa Calcagni and her husband Scott Calcagni; ten grandchildren, Anthony P. Rinaldi, Lucia Buduo, Robert M. Buduo, Brianna Buduo, DJ Robertson, Tyler Robertson, Gianna Robertson, Madison Calcagni, Logan Calcagni, and Jordyn Calcagni; together with many nieces and nephews.  Harold was predeceased by his son, Robert A. Buduo on April 19, 2022, a grandson, Scott Logan Calcagni, his brother Daniel Buduo and his sister, Phyllis Purcell.

Harold was born in Worcester, son of the late, Antonio and Statia (Kay) Buduo.  Harold attended Worcester Public Schools and graduated from the former Boy’s Trade High School.  He proudly served his country in Korea.  Upon his return home, Harold embarked on a forty-year career as a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 63.  Harold worked for many contractors and traveled all over New England during his forty years.  He was a true tradesman and loved using his mind and working with his hands.

After retirement, Harold and Pina enjoyed twenty-six years at Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, FL where he served on the condo board.  Harold loved spending time in Florida, where he and Pina were blessed with many friends and family.  Harold loved gathering for family dinner, holidays, and celebrations.  He and Pina loved playing cards, going out to dinner, dancing, and shows.  They loved traveling, especially cruising on Royal Caribbean ships all over the Caribbean and Mediterranean.  Harold enjoyed a day at the track and would attend racing at Gulfstream in the winter and Saratoga Springs in summer.  He loved sports, especially baseball and football.

He was a member of American Legion Post 201, The Sons of Italy in America, The Knights of Columbus and was a Disabled American Veteran.

Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.  “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others” L. Frank Baum,

The family would like to thank the many kind people who cared for Harold, the doctors, nurses, aides and staff members made him comfortable and brought an abundance of peace to his family.


Calling Hours will be in church on Thursday, June 2, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Loreto Church, 33 Massasoit Road, Worcester.  Interment will follow at Saint John’s Cemetery, Worcester.


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Thursday, June 2, 2022

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

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