Dover-Foxcroft and Waterville -
Rodney B. Blodgett, 64, died recently in Brownville of natural causes. He was born August 21, 1952, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Richard and Regina (Marsh) Blodgett.
Rodney grew up in Dover-Foxcroft, and graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1971. After high school, he attended Northern Maine Community College. Rod then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After two years of service he returned to Dover-Foxcroft and began his 25 year employment with C.F. Hathaway Co. While employed by Hathaway, Rod was transferred to Waterville where he eventually became the warehouse supervisor. Upon closure of the Hathaway plant, Rod attended the University of Maine at Augusta and received an Associate Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Rod worked several years in the mental health field and counseled people with drug and/or alcohol addiction. He also worked for the Waterville Homeless Shelter and the Skills Program.
For the last two years, putting his own life on hold, Rod moved to Brownville to care for his aging father. Rod spent many years of his life helping those who were unable to help themselves. He did find time for himself and enjoyed playing golf and cribbage, going fishing, and cheering on his favorite teams, the Celtics, Patriots and Yankees.
Rod was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his son, Richard R. Blodgett of Ocala, FL; his daughter, Erica L. Blodgett of Corpus Christi, TX; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Keith Graham of Clinton, and Karen and Garry Baker of W Gardiner. He also leaves 4 nephews, Travis Baker, and Joe, Ben and Jon Graham; a niece, Erin Baker; an aunt, Thelma Chessa, and an uncle, Gerald Blodgett.
A memorial service will be conducted 1pm Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the Lary Funeral Home, 62 Summer Street, Dover-Foxcroft. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 3415, Augusta, ME 04330. Condolences may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.