Arthur J. Robidoux, 81, of Buttonwoods Farm Road, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at his home. He was born in Southbridge, Mass., and had resided in Plaistow since 1948. He was a 1940 graduate of Charlton High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a machinist mate first class aboard the USS Franklin and the USS Albermarle.
Mr. Robidoux was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier in the Plaistow post office and later was a bus driver for Timberlane Regional School District. He was an assistant baseball coach for the Plaistow Little League for many years and had served as the town’s building inspector. He was a member of Holy Angels Church in Plaistow and was a former member of the church choir. He was a member of C.V. 13, the Carl Davis Post of the American Legion of Plaistow, where he had served for several years as the service officer; a life member of the National Veteran of Foreign Wars; and the Holiday Ramblers RV Club of New Hampshire. He was an avid bowler and member of several area bowling leagues.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mildred B. (Lang) Robidoux; one son, Richard A. Robidoux and his companion, Cecilia Blake of Friendship, Maine; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Barbara A. Robidoux of Sante Fe., N.M., Louise F. and George Comeau of Plaistow, Deborah and Mario Pinheiro and Nancy M. and James “Phil” Murphy, all of Atkinson, nine grandchildren; two brothers, Armand Robidoux of Oviedo, Fla., and David Robidoux of Lakeside, Calif.; five sisters, Claire Sands of Meridian, Idaho, Mildred Silbaugh of Huron, Ohio, Muriel Horansky of Midlothian, Va., and Evelyn Burns and Dorothy Paul, both of Dudley, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday in Holy Angels Church, Plaistow. Burial was in Holy Angels Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord, NH 03301 or to the American Lung Association, 9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12, Bedford, NH 03110.
Arrangements were by Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, Plaistow.