Rudolph P. Erno Jr.

Ralph P. Erno Jr.

Rudolph Paul “Rudy” Erno Jr., 85, of Jeffersonville died at his home on Monday, April 29, 2019.

He was born in Morrisville Dec. 11, 1933, son of Irene (Sweetser) and Rudolph Erno Sr.

Rudy was well respected for his service as the head of the Cambridge Elementary School Board for 27 years.

He owned Rudy’s True Value Hardware Store in Jeffersonville for over 40 years. He loved golfing and camping. He was always working, especially on his home property. In his younger years, he enjoyed helping out when he could on the family farm.

He enjoyed his plumbing and electrical work as a master plumber/master electrician for over 60 years.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Eleanor (Tatro) Erno of Jeffersonville; his son Michael Erno and wife Danielle of South Carolina; three sisters, Hazel Carpenter of Jeffersonville, Arlene Jones and husband Carroll of Cambridge, and Priscilla Fortin of Derby; sister-in-law Marlene Debole of Maryland; two grandchildren, Robert and Jason Erno; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held on Monday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at the Second Congregation Church of Jeffersonville. Burial will follow in the family lot in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery.

Visiting hours were held in May. Contributions in Rudy’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 0104. The family invites people to share memories and condolences at

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