In Loving Memory of Rudolph R. Vida

March 30, 1931
Bridgeport, CT
March 04, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Sunday, 2-6 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

March 08, 2020


Holy Family Church

Mass of Christian Burial

700 Old Stratfield Road,
CT 06825

Monday, March 9, 2020 10:00 a.m.


Mountain Grove Cemetery

2675 North Avenue,
CT 06604

March 09, 2020

Family Gathering


A Project from the Heart

C/O Spear-Miller Funeral Home,
39 South Benson Rd.,
CT 06824

Rudolph R. Vida

Rudolph R. Vida, age 88, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Anthony and Grace (Busko) Vida, he had been a Fairfield resident for most of his life. A graduate of Bassick High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War as an Air Traffic Controller achieving the rank of Corporal. Following his military service, Mr. Vida received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. He served as a Fairfield Police Officer from 1965 until his retirement in 1990. Rudy was an avid NY Yankees and Giants fan and loved to play golf. A gifted athlete, he also played both slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball. He was a member of the Fairfield Police Benevolent Association. He will be sadly missed by his three loving children, Anthony M. Vida, Sr., Mark R. Vida and Karen A. Vida all of Fairfield; three beloved grandchildren, Anthony M. Vida, Jr., Jonathan M. Vida and Kaleigh K. Ravis; a brother, Anthony R. Vida and his wife Marie of Beacon Falls and several cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 31 years, Patricia A. DeMino Vida and his son, Craig S. Vida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 700 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment with military honors will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call Sunday from 2-6 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Rudy’s memory to A Project from the Heart, C/O the Spear-Miller Funeral Home. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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3 Guestbook Entries for Rudolph R. Vida

  1. Mark,
    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Sending deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
    Jeri-Lyn Walsh

  2. Rudy was a “cops cop”. I remember him when I was a kid and he was always nice to me and all of the kids that lived near the police station. Rest in peace Rudy; we all loved you.

  3. Mark and Faimly my deepest sympathy and condolences. Your all in our thoughts and prayers God bless Uncle Rudy and Aunt Pat….Mike