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Robert L. BILODEAU Obituary


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“Sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was such a fun guy to work with. Mel and Connie Hopkins ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Mel and Connie Hopkins - Grafton, MA

“So sorry for your loss ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Bill Johnson - Wrentham, MA

“Maggie, sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Joanne Rose - Leicester, MA


Robert L. Bilodeau, 65, passed away May 11, 2013 at the Brockton Veterans Administration Hospital from cancer. He leaves his wife of 37 years Margaret A. "Maggie" (Docwra); six brothers: Paul J. Bilodeau and his wife DeeDee of Isle of Palms, SC, Thomas A. Bilodeau and his wife Maryanne of Westborough, Phillip A. Collins and his wife Laurie of Brandon, FL, David L. Collins, Jr. and his wife Nina of Millbury, Stephen C. Collins and his wife Joanne of Biddeford, ME, James M. Collins and his wife Kristina of Tampa, FL and two generations of nieces and nephews. Bob was born May 27, 1947 in Marlborough, the son of the late Lawrence Bilodeau and Evelyn (Wilder) Bilodeau Collins. He was raised in Hudson, moved to Westborough in 1963, then to Grafton in 1978. He also lived several years in Bonita Springs, FL. He attended Hudson Catholic High School and then Westborough High School, graduating with the class of 1965. Bob served in the US Marines for 10 years including two tours in Vietnam. After his military service he worked at Westinghouse in Westborough for 10 years, then at Target in Westborough and in Bonita Springs and Coconut Point in FL. While in Florida, he also worked in inventory control at Robb and Stuckey. He held memberships at the Delisle Goulet Post 92 American Legion in Grafton, was a life member of Westborough VFW Post 9013 and he was a Grafton Firefighter(retired) assigned to Ladder Co. 1. He enjoyed athletics, playing football at Hudson Catholic and Westborough High schools. He also played in the Westborough Mens' Softball League, coached in the Westborough Womens' Softball League and served on the Westborough Recreation Commission. Bob was involved in activities at John F. Murphy Post 303 American Legion in Bonita Springs, FL. Bob's family suggests that in lieu of flowers, you remember him with memorial donations to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, the Delisle Goulet American Legion Scholarship Fund, 69 Worcester St. Grafton, MA 01519 or to any charity or organization of the donor's choice. Funeral Arrangements Private services with military honors will be held at the convenience of his family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in the care of the Roney Funeral Home in North Grafton.

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