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Arthur "Ron" Roland Bilodeau

January 22, 1937 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Arthur Roland “Ron” Bilodeau of Waltham Massachusetts passed away on November 11, 2022, after a brief illness. A long-time resident of Massachusetts, Ron was raised on Windsor Mountain with his twin brother Richard, his sister Jaqueline “Dolly” and his older brothers, Theodore and Robert. Ron was a star football and baseball player at Dalton High School and continued playing football with the Framingham Falcon semi-professional football team. He was a pioneer in the cable television industry working as a lineman constructing the first cable television system in the Berkshires of Massachusetts in the early 1950’s. During the 1960’s Ron designed printed circuit boards for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs and in the 1970’s worked with a small team of innovators to develop one of the first commercially viable computer terminals at Incoterm Corporation. He served his community as a youth baseball coach, President of the Holliston Little Twi-League, a Park Commissioner and was a candidate for State Representative in the South Middlesex district, successfully winning the Democratic nomination. After retiring from the electronics industry Ron became a skilled carpenter, refurbishing homes and restoring historic landmarks. He spent much of the last 15 years of his life as a caregiver. He was an actor, poet, musician and a free spirit who enjoyed the outdoors and had a love for animals, wildlife and people. He is survived by his sister Jaqueline, son Ron Bilodeau and his wife Marie, daughter Marti Martinez and her husband Joseph and grandchildren Sara, Amy, Matthew and Juliette. Lucky were those whose path crossed with his. His charm, humor, kindness and generosity will be missed by all. Visiting hours will be held in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, 270 Main St., Watertown on Saturday December 3, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 2 PM, followed by a memorial service at 2 PM.

 

 

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Visitation
Saturday
December 3, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 3, 2022

2:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

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Arthur "Ron" Bilodeau

January 22, 1937-November 11, 2022




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