Hampton, NH — Thomas H. Bilodeau, 70, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Clipper Harbor of Portsmouth.
Mr. Bilodeau was born in Nashua, N.H., February 3, 1943, the son of the late Henry F. Bilodeau and Ethel (Watkins) Bilodeau Nadeau. He never knew his dad, who died in The Netherlands during WWII, and was raised by his mother and adoptive father, Norman Nadeau. Raised in Nashua, he was a graduate of Nashua High School and attended the University of New Hampshire.
He was a Vietnam-era veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Bilodeau was a manufacturer’s representative, selling doors and hardware for Bullard Associates, a company which he later owned.
He had a passion for the outdoors, hunting, and fishing, and was a longtime member and president emeritus of the Hampton Rod and Gun Club. He was also a pilot, owning his own plane, and also enjoyed flying model airplanes.
Family members include his wife of 24 years, Jacqueline L. Bilodeau of Hampton, N.H.; a son, Kevin Bilodeau and wife, Bernadette; and their children, Henry and Merrick of Boxford, Mass.; three daughters, Pamela King and husband, Michael, and their son, Joshua of Derry, N.H., Kelly Long and husband, Bryan, and their sons, Nicholas and Christopher of North Andover, Mass., and Kim Walch and husband, James Turgeon, and their daughter, Lilly-Anna of North Hampton, N.H.; three brothers, Keith Nadeau and wife, Peggy, Kevin Nadeau and wife, Sheila, all of Nashua, and Mark Nadeau and wife, Luanne, of Virginia; a sister, Janice Spry of Gilford, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH, where friends may call on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Hampton Rod & Gun Club, Inc., Tom Bilodeau Building Fund, P.O. Box 826, Hampton, NH 03843 or Clipper Harbor Genesis Rehabilitation and Recovery Suite for Tom Bilodeau Fund, 188 Jones Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com for directions and online guest book.