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Obituary for Roderick Paul Bilodeau

Roderick Paul Bilodeau of Derby Line, Vermont died peacefully at North Country Hospital in Newport on Monday, January 16th, 2023.

Roderick was born in Johnston, Rhode Island on February 21, 1930 to Oscar and Olive Bilodeau. He lived and worked in Warwick, RI before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1951. He served his country for four years mainly aboard the USS Grand Canyon. During his time aboard ship, Rod studied and learned the pattern making trade becoming certified. After leaving the navy, he worked in the industry advancing to become a master pattern maker. He later went on to open a successful shop with his friend, Everett Taylor before retiring in 1992.

Roderick married the love of his life, Linda Grande on June 1, 1962 in Providence, RI. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past June. Roderick and Linda had three children together, Mark, Michael, and Michele.

Rod and Linda moved to Arizona in 1992 and resided in the greater Phoenix area for the next twenty-five years. There he was able to enjoy golfing and hiking year around. During this time Roderick took up woodcarving and painting focusing mainly on desert landscapes and wildlife. His talent, steady hand, keen eye, and attention to fine details allowed him to produce some amazing works of art.

Rod loved his family very much and in 2017 he and Linda moved to Sunrise Manor in Island Pond in order to be closer to them. They resided there for two years before moving to Michaud Manor in Derby Line.

He leaves his wife Linda Bilodeau, his son Mark Bilodeau of Hartland, VT, Michael Bilodeau and his wife Lori of Pawtucket, RI, and his daughter Michele Streeter and her husband Tom of Barton, VT., his grandchildren Nikki, Brenna, Michael, Morgan, Thomas, Ryan, and April.

Rod was predeceased by his brothers Gilbert and Gerald and sister Jeannette Major.
Special thanks and appreciation to Anne Steinberg and the hardworking, caring staff at Michaud Manor.

Per Rod’s wishes there will be no public services held. Please visit to share your memories and condolences.