Stuart J. King

  • Born: March 22, 1925
  • Died: March 14, 2020
  • Location: Hudson, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather

Stuart J. King, age 94, of Hudson, MA passed away peacefully and surrounded by love, on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his home. Stuart was a lifelong Hudson resident. He was the loving and devoted husband of the late Laura Alice (Monteiro) King.

Born in Hudson, MA on March 22, 1925, he was the son of the late Loren and Elsie (Guilbeau) King. Stuart was raised and educated in Hudson, graduating from Hudson High School class of 1943. Upon graduation, Stuart enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in Europe during WWII as a Military Police Officer. Following the war, he began dating Laura and a lifelong love began. Stuart and Laura married on June 5, 1949, settled in their hometown of Hudson and raised their family together.

Stuart was employed as a security guard for Raytheon, an inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and eventually became an inspector for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He retired in 1993.

Known for his sense of humor, Stuart possessed a plethora of bad jokes that he enjoyed sharing with others, most especially with his son-in-law, Kevin. Stuart also loved puttering around and maintaining his lovely yard. His lawn was pristine and many joked that each blade of grass stood at attention for him. He spent much time cultivating his gorgeous flowers and vegetable gardens and continued this well into his eighties. Always a man of great faith, Stuart was a parishioner at St. Isidore Parish in Stow for forty years. He regularly attended the 5:00 P.M. Mass where he served his church as an usher for 30 years. Stuart enjoyed traveling to Stowe, Vermont and Cape Cod to fish and spend time with family. He was a lifelong member of the Hudson-Concord Lodge #959.

Stuart is survived by his loving daughter Melody Bittner of Hudson; his cherished grandchildren, Joshua Stuart Danker and wife Deepa Chungi and Jared Fitzgerald Danker and partner Brian Meyers; his great grandchildren, Rohan, Nikhil and Jude. Stuart was predeceased by his siblings Loraine Russo, Clara Crouse, Patricia McCarthy and Loren King and his son-in-law, Kevin Bittner.

Out of respect and consideration for the health and wellbeing of others, funeral services will be private. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be scheduled at a later date.

Gifts in his memory may be made to Homes For Our Troops 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or at

Condolence & Memory Journal

Stuart, was so cheerful, kind, and funny every time he would call us at Brad's deli to order his lunch. We talked of his walks in his garden back when he was able to that. He had the most beautiful outlook, never complained. His calls always made my day better. I was fortunate enough to have delivered his lunch to him on a few occasions years ago before he had the permanent help at home. I will miss, his voice, his cheerfulness, and his kind heart. All my love and sympathy to his family and friends.

Posted by Donna Boule - Hudson, MA - Friend   March 30, 2020

Melody, I have often thought of you and Uncle Stuart over the past several months. May you be comforted at this time knowing he is once again joined with your Mom and my Dad and all that went before him. I understand no services at this timeI hope you'll let me know when we can have a celebration of Uncle Stuart life. I wish I could give you a hug in personbut I hope you can feel my hug anyways!
Peace-Hope to see you as soon as possible,
Love, Betsy (King) Roszko

Posted by Betsy Roszko - Westborough, MA - Family   March 28, 2020

melody,you have my deepest sympathy,iwas just looking up uncle stuart tel number on the computer to talk to you,and read his obituary,i didn t know,i'm terribly sorry I missed his services.danny

Posted by dan king - athol, MA   March 27, 2020

Melody , Sorry to hear of your fathers passing . My Deepest Sympathies !

Posted by pete campbell - afton, VA   March 26, 2020

Dear Melody and family, my deepest symapthy on the passing of Uncle Steward, its been many years since I have seen him, Uncle Paul keeps me informed of the family, I dont know if you remember me, cousin Donna, Lorraines daughter, peace be with you and your family

Posted by Donna (Russo) Kopp - Martinsburg, WV - Family   March 18, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Melody and to all of Stu's family and friends. I was ready to send his birthday card when I heard of his passing. Mike & I took Stu to doctor's appointments and he took us to lunch - a good arrangement! Stu always greeted us with a bag of tomatoes and/or peppers, freshly picked from his garden. He was a proud, kind, generous man, in love with his wife and his family. We will miss him! God bless him and keep him.

Posted by Mary Walling - Hudson, MA - Friend   March 18, 2020

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