William "Bill" Albert Blodgett

March 27, 1932June 27, 2012

William Albert Blodgett, 80, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on March 27, 1932 and was the son of the late William Edward and Constance Murton Blodgett. Bill graduated from Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts and was a restoration carpenter. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a Staff Sergeant with the US Air Force from 1953-1960 during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Blodgett who he married on December 26, 1992. He is also survived by his children, Daniel E. Blodgett and wife, Shannon, of Spotsylvania and Elizabeth R. Blodgett of Portland, CT; Mary Anne’s children, Gretchen Hazard of Timberville, Lorraine Galloway of Savannah, GA, Carmel Hazard of Great Falls, and Heidi Harrison of Alexandria; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy MacPartland of Winter Haven, FL, and a brother, Alan Blodgett of Chelmsford, MA. He was preceded in death by a daughter Maura Lynn Gildea in 2008. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Joseph Goldsmith officiating. Bill always had a smile, a cup of coffee and Zoe by his side; he said he had a rich life. He was as generous in death as he was in life. His wish was to donate his body to science, the Anatomy Gifts Registry, in Hanover, MD will be handling those arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, c/o RMH Foundation, Cardio Care Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be sent to them by visiting


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2012

William "Bill" Albert Blodgett

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Emily Blodgett

July 3, 2012

Grampy we miss you but i know ur still around i can feel your presents alot of the time we love you and cant wait to see you again

July 1, 2012

The world is a less friendly place now that Bill has left us, it will be our Bill-filled challenge to fill that void with what he taught us. We will take with us his easy smile, open heart and generous spirit. Sam and Bill's shared birthdays will be with us always. Thank you Bill, we will miss you. Much love to all of Bill's stretched and extended family. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us.

Sam & Kathy Clarke

Matt Sweeney

June 30, 2012

Uncle Bill rest in Liz and Danny sorry for your loss, and we pray for you during this difficult time. Love you and hope to see you soon

June 30, 2012

So sorry to hear about Uncle Bills passing ,he will surely be missed. He always had a smile on his face and no one was a stranger to him.Love Debbie and Richard Givens Winter Haven Florida

Joan Judd

June 29, 2012

Dan, So sorry to hear about Bill. Thank you for calling to me know. This morning as I look over at your old home on Beachmont Ave I thought of your family, Maura making cookies for our family , Dan & Peter always getting into trouble, camping at Ravenswood. You had very strict but loving parents. Love and Prayers to all , Joan Judd

Cindy Hebert

June 29, 2012

Liz, You are in my thoughts...please take some time to reflect and enjoy those special moments that you had with your dad, especially your wonderful week together. Love, Cindy
"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it." -Margaret Truman

Rick Loudon

June 29, 2012

Lee and I are extremely sorry for the loss of Bill. He was so very kind. Our sympathies to all of you. Rick Loudon and Lee Mayfield

June 29, 2012

Dear Liz
I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was such a kind and loving man, everyone who knew him will feel his passing.

June 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Anne during this time of Bills passing. I don't know that Bill had ever met a stranger and we will miss him on the hill. Go with God Bill for you have run the good race. Kirk and Karen.

Brandi Blodgett

June 29, 2012

dear Grampy you were the best you would call up and call me booboo and now your gone its really hard to see that your not hear any more i love you Grampy even if your gone