Robert Donald Bilodeau Jr.

January 5, 1955September 19, 2013
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Robert Donald Bilodeau Jr. Chief Master Sergeant Retired January 5, 1955 - September 19, 2013 Apex, NC

Robert "Bob" Bilodeau Jr., 58, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 19, 2013 with his family by his side.

Robert was born to Robert and Claire Bilodeau on January, 5, 1955 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He graduated from South Burlington High School in Vermont in 1973. Following high school, Robert enlisted in the Air Force, where he built a 24 year career as a civil engineer. Robert worked his way to the highest position attainable by an enlisted non-commissioned officer, Chief Master Sergeant. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he received the Bronze Star for his dedicated service. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1997, Robert worked for the Town of Cary as the Operations Superintendent of Public Works.

Robert had a sense of duty and of pride for his country and an endless desire to help others. He had a caring heart and limitless love for his wife of 34 years, Linda. He was a driven man of pride who had a spark for life and valued integrity. Bob enjoyed being with his family, working outdoors in his garden, watching Duke basketball, couldn't wait for the start of hunting season and deep sea fishing at the Outer Banks.

Robert is survived by his mother, Claire Bilodeau of Colonie, NY; beloved wife of 34 years, Linda Bilodeau of Apex, NC; children, Sara and Eduardo Contreras of Raleigh and Robin Bilodeau of Apex, NC; granddaughter, Julianna Contreras; brothers and sisters, Cynthia Bilodeau of Little Rock, AR, Stephen Bilodeau of Brandon, VT, Eric and Monique Bilodeau of Sutton, MA, Roxanne and Ed Gillen of Punta Gorda, FL, and Michele and David LaFluer of South Glen Falls, NY.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2013 at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2013 at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Memorial contributions can be made to the local USO-Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association.

The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to RN Brenda Wilcox, Dr. David White, Dr. Michael Spiritos, Dr. Carol Hahn, Dr. James Peterson, and the many kind and caring staff of Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Condolences may be sent through:


  • Visitation Sunday, September 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Monday, September 23, 2013

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September 30, 2016

Thinking of you!

Sandy rotella

May 27, 2016

I'll never forget you. I look at your pictures and still don't believe your not here anymore.
I will always miss you.
Sandra Jean

January 5, 2016

Happy Birthday in Heaven to my first born son ..I miss you today and alway`s Love you Bobby !!! Your Mommy

Michelle Nelson

November 3, 2015

Bob, everyone misses you - family, friends and coworkers. Rest In Peace. May GOD bless your family w/peace & good health in JESUS name I pray, Amen.

Claire Bilodeau

November 2, 2015

Bob I have not been feeling well and the wonderful women you brought into our family came and helped me ..You picked a good one . Love and miss you Bob ! Your MOMMY

Brenda Mann

September 21, 2015

Bob, they say time heals....instead I think we just learn to accept that things aren't going to be the way they were. There is just as much a void around here today as when you first went to heaven. You always had a way of making us feel like no matter what was wrong, you could fix it. Your jokes & laughter are so deeply missed. Never the same without you.

Michelle Nelson

September 21, 2015

Bob,It has not been the same at work without you. May God Bless Your Soul & Protect Your Family In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.


September 21, 2015

Missing you.

Michelle Nelson

February 12, 2015

You are very missed here at Town of Cary Public Works.


February 11, 2015

Just thinking of you!