Obituary of Vanza M. Rudy
Vanza M. "Van" Rudy
GREECE - March 7, 2018. Vanza was predeceased by her parents, Michael & Grace Basso & brother, Tony Basso. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Henry “Hank” Rudy; beloved daughters, Karen (Shawn) Hoover, Susan (Philip) Rudy-Plowe & Michele (David) Skehan; cherished grandsons, Michael & Joe Hoover; sister & best friend, Mary Basso; several nieces, nephews and dear friends, especially Annette Barlow & Andrea Carlucci and her grand furbabies, Dixie, Dewie, Doeble & Duke. For more information about Van please visit www.bartolomeo.com
Vanza’s burial was privately held in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The family is honoring her wishes not to have calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Vanza’s memory.
Vanza was a graduate of Jefferson High School. She went on to attend the Highland Hospital Nursing School and eventually worked at the hospital as an RN. Later Vanza was employed by Buckman Heights School as School Nurse.
Gardening was a favorite past time, as well as cooking for the family and going on trips to the casino.
Her greatest devotion was to her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Visiting Nurse Hospice. Special thanks to Marj (Madge), Kim, Jamie, Jason and Margorie.