Marie Claire DudleyOctober 6, 1939 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 77)
Marie “Scrubby” Claire Skrobiszewski Dudley passed away on July 30, 2017. Scrubby was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up on her parent’s farm nearby in Bowers Hill. She attended DePaul School of Nursing in Norfolk, Virgina. After nursing school she became a registered nurse and worked in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1963 she met and married her husband, Ret. LCDR, James Robert Dudley, Jr.“Bob”. She and Bob ultimately settled in Cocoa Beach in 1978 and were married for 53 years. In Cocoa Beach, Scrubby worked as a nurse for Doctors Joseph Von Thron and Marling Abel and then Health First until she retired in 1999. During these years, she cared for thousands of Cocoa Beach residents and visitors. Scrubby was an avid gardenerand was well-known for her big smile and constant laugh. Survivors include her husband Bob; her daughters Allison and Sarah Dudley; her grandchild Maxwell; and her four brothers Edward, Ladislaus, John, and Francis Skrobiszweski.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach. .