Henry V. Bilodeau
May 11, 1929 – January 18, 2020
Henry V. Bilodeau, 90, of Manchester, passed away comfortably at home January 18th, 2020 after a brief illness.Born on the west side of Manchester, on May 11, 1929, he was the son of Alyre & Anna (Tanguay) Bilodeau and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. Henry was educated in the Manchester school system. As a young man, he worked at the Red Arrow Diner and walked to work from the West Side. After his mother died in 1946, the family moved to Gold Street.
In 1950, he married Juliette Levesque, with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage. Together they raised three children :Tom, Rick & Teri. He was employed by Zyla’s Auction House in Merrimack and retired from Associated Grocer in 1989. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 633 for many years. He was an avid walker up until his early 80s and was the owner of one of the first Segway models, which he could be seen riding around the city. With his distinctive two-toned, black and white hair, he was easily recognizable.He enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, was a huge Red Sox fan and loved to watch Westerns. He took up the collection at St. Francis of Assisi for many years and was recently a member of Our Lady of the Cedars Parish. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
He is survived by his children Thomas Bilodeau and his wife, Bernadette, of Akron, OH; Rick Bilodeau and his wife, Tricia, of Manchester; and Teri Reid and her partner, Mike Goudreault, of Northfield; his grandchildren Thomas Bilodeau and his wife, Becki of Akron, OH; Kurt Bilodeau , of Casa Grande, AZ; Anene Bilodeau of Rootstown, OH; Amanda Bilodeau of Milford; Max Bilodeau of Van Buren Township, MI; Makenzie Bilodeau of Nashua and Alex Reid of Manchester; great-grandchildren Zoe & Deklan Carr, his sisters: Alice Payant of Manchester, with whom he lived, and Diana Guertin of Amelia, OH; three brothers: Larry Bilodeau and his wife, Janet of Manchester, Lionel (Don) Bilodeau and his wife, Ruth, of Miller’s Creek, NC and Normand Bilodeau of PA and sister- in -laws Rose Bilodeau & Janis Bilodeau, both of Manchester, Jean Bilodeau of Chicago, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife, Julie, his brothers Bob, Bert, Edouard (Bill) and Maurice and his grandson, Derek Bilodeau.
Visitation was held on Tuesday January 21 from 4 to 7 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Funeral Service was celebrated on Thursday January 23 at 10 am in Our Lady of the Cedars Church 140 Mitchell St., Manchester. Burial followed in St. Augustin Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial donations in Henry’s name be made to the church.
- Visitation Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 23, 2020
Henry V. Bilodeau
February 14, 2020
I am sorry to hear that my Uncle has passed . I wish I would have known sooner .I would have came up. .You know we all take time for our selfs but not for others . Again I am sorry for your loss TOM. RICKY an TERI.
January 21, 2020
I’m sorry sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Hugs to you. Thinking of you and praying for you all.
January 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Tricia and Rick.
Elaine Beaudoin Gilman
January 20, 2020
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My mom and dad were very good friends with your parents. So many great memories. I will always remember them. May they all Rest In Peace now.
January 19, 2020
I Love You Daddy!