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Homer Rabideau

Obituary of Homer G. Rabideau

Homer G. "Red" RabideauMooers Forks - Homer G. "Red" Rabideau, 70, of the Lazy Days Campground and formerly of the Blackman Corners Road, Mooers Forks, died Thursday, April 2, 2009 in Lakeland, Florida where he spent the winter months with his loving family by his side. He was born in Plattsburgh, August 6, 1938, the son of Homer J. and Lillian F. (Laventure) Rabideau. He was a local dairy farmer and at that time also worked at Dairy Lee Milk Plant in Champlain, he later owned and operated the Cedar Inn in Mooers Forks, was a school bus driver for NCCS, and lastly worked for the Merchant Marines. He retired in 2000. Red, as he was fondly referred to, was a member of the Bradenton Moose Lodge #1223 in Bradenton, Fl. and the Mooers Knights of Columbus. He was also a lifelong communicant of St. Ann's Church in Mooers Forks. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Cowgill) Rabideau; seven children, Gerald Rabideau of Mooers Forks, Gail Rabideau of Mooers Forks, Carla LaFave and husband, Corby of Mooers Forks, Terry Rabideau and wife, Theresa of Mooers Forks, Tammy Rabideau and companion, Carl Wood of Altona, Tina Rabideau and husband Kennie of Mooers Forks, and Todd Rabideau and wife, Brenda of Virginia Beach, VA; one step-daughter, Cindy Smith of Champlain; two brothers, Richard Rabideau and companion, Aletta Benson of Plattsburgh and Milton Rabideau and wife, Brenda of Altona; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchild; Joan's family; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends from the Northern Tier and Florida. He was predeceased by his first wife and loving mother of his children, Fannie (Smith) Rabideau; his father, Homer J. Rabideau; mother, Lillian F. Bushey; step-father, Owen Bushey; and one brother Alton L. "Pete" Rabideau; Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 4 to 8pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. Members of the Mooers Knights of Columbus will meet at 7:45pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home for services; A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 1pm at St. Ann's Church in Mooers Forks with Rev. Gerald A. Cerank parish pastor, celebrating. Entombment will follow in the Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens in Ellenburg Depot. Donations in his memory may be made to the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. 236-4747
A Memorial Tree was planted for Homer
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