WALDOBORO — Randy Stephen Dudley, 66, of Waldoboro, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Randy was born on Sept. 18, 1956, in Rockland; he was one of six children born to Walter L. and Mary P. Nystrom Dudley.

Randy grew up in Rockland where he attended local schools. He was a 1974 graduate from Rockland District High School. After high school, Randy joined the workforce, working at local fish plants before starting a career in carpentry with Art Tibbetts building floats. Later he advanced his career to building homes for Rockport Post and Beam.

In the spring of 1981, he met his lifelong partner and the love of his life, Rhoda Harvey, of Waldoboro. There, they began their life together, building a home and starting a family with the birth of their daughter, Stephanie, in the spring of 1984. There will never be any words that would measure up to the love he had for his girls. His life truly began with the arrival of his grandsons, Lance and Brady. They became his world. He took pride in teaching them life skills whether it be building a float for a local fisherman, cutting down a tree or riding four wheelers out through the trails. His time with them was priceless.

He enjoyed playing pool, playing his music really loud on his huge speakers, fireworks, bonfires and mudding in the woods in his old truck with his grandsons. He especially enjoyed riding his motorcycle every chance he got. Randy was known for always being there with a helping hand to those in need whether that be lending money, a roadside rescue or simply providing a warm meal. His friends and family meant the world to him, and he was known as “Uncle Randy” to many. Related or not, everyone was family to Dudley. Always looking for a good time, he was the life of the party. He took pride in his farm, with much love for his animals and gardens, truly expressing his green thumb. Randy was a devoted son, brother, life partner, father and grandfather.

He is predeceased by his parents Walter L Dudley Jr and Mary (Polly) Dudley; his sister Patricia L. Dudley, all of Rockland, and sister Wanda D. Taylor, of Thomaston.

He is survived by his chosen life partner Rhoda Harvey; his daughter Stephanie Dudley and her partner Chad Light; grandsons Lance Bennett and his partner Alexis Standring and Brady Bennett and his partner Sage Levay; and his grandsons’ father Lee Bennett, all residents of Waldoboro; brothers Fredrick Dudley and his wife Marilyn of Tennessee and Walter Dudley and his wife Darlene of Waldoboro; sister Deborah Rackliff and her husband Paul of Spruce Head; brother-in-law Alan Taylor of Thomaston; niece Tamiko Dodge and her husband Timothy Dodge of Waldoboro; niece Crystal Anderson and husband John of Kentucky; and many more nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the West Waldoboro Community Church located at 850 Bremen Road, Waldoboro, Maine, with a burial announcement in the spring of 2023.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, visit his Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.