HANCOCK, Mass. — Rudolph Francis "Ruby" Canales, 79, of 2258 Hancock Road died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at North Adams Commons.
Born in Somerville on June 22, 1933, son of Celio and Cordillia LaFave Canales, he graduated from the former Williamstown High School and from a trade school for electricians.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Canales was employed by the former General Cable Co. in Williamstown and later was a self-employed electrician. He also was the building and electrical inspector for the towns of Williamstown, Hancock and New Ashford.
He was a communicant of the Parish of Sts. Patrick & Raphael in Williamstown and was a longtime baseball coach in Williamstown.
His wife, the former Mary Anne Richardson, whom he married Aug. 31, 1954, died Feb. 23, 2012.
He leaves a daughter, Paula Marie Liuzzi and her husband, Ron, of Hancock; a son, Rudolph Allen Canales of Hancock; three brothers, Richard Canales and his wife, Ruth, of Keene, N.H., Daniel Canales and his wife, Lorretta, of Manchester, Vt., and George Canales, who thought of his brother as his father, and his wife, Nancy, of North Adams; four grandchildren, Atara and her husband, Maleek Thompson, Savannah, R.J. and Rudi-Nicole; a great-grandson, Maleek Thompson Jr., and two other sisters-in-law, Rose Garrison and Edna Richardson.
FUNERAL NOTICE — Funeral services for Mr. Canales will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Burial will be in Hancock Cemetery in the spring.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 until the time of the service at the funeral home. Donations are suggested for the Berkshire Humane Society through the funeral home.