Anita S. Bilodeau, 86, of Whiting


WHITING — Anita S. Bilodeau, age 86, passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Shard Villa in Salisbury.

Anita was born in Whiting on June 24, 1937. She was the daughter of Aime and Gracia (Quesnel) Seguin. She grew up in Middlebury, where she received her early education and graduated from Middlebury High School, Class of 1956. On Oct. 22, 1956, she married Germain Bilodeau; a military man; and traveled with him to Germany.  Following his honorable discharge, they returned to Middlebury and established Ideal Rooms on Court Street and ran it for several years. She also worked as a customer service agent at the Chittenden Bank in Middlebury from 1974 until 2002. She and her husband moved to Whiting in 1972. Mr. Bilodeau predeceased her in 1986. She belonged to Our Lady of Good Help (St. Mary’s) Catholic Church in Brandon.

Surviving is her daughter, Suzanne Denis (Randy) of Whiting; three sons, Roger Bilodeau of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Richard Bilodeau (Amy) of Beaverton, Ore., and Steven Bilodeau (Cathy) of Brandon. Seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by two sisters, Angie Martin and Pauline Bilodeau; a grandson, Justin Bilodeau; and daughter-in-law Michele Bilodeau.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Celebrated on Wednesday, June 26, at noon, at Our Lady of Good Help (St. Mary’s) Catholic Church in Brandon. Rev. Maurice Moreau, pastor, will be the celebrant. Following the mass, the family will receive friends, at Brandon American Legion for a time of remembrance. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place later in the day, in the family lot at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Middlebury.

Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Tuesday, June 24, from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to Shard Villa, 1177 Shard Villa Road, Salisbury, VT 05769.◊


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