Richard J. “Smokey” Rabideau

Richard J. “Smokey” Rabideau Sr.

Morrisonville � Richard J. “Smokey” Rabideau Sr., 83, of Route 22B, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the CVPH Medical Center, surrounded by his children.

He was born in Cadyville on Oct. 31, 1921, the son of Nelson and Julia (Shapell) Rabideau.

Richard married the former Rita Duso in 1942 at St. James Church in Cadyville; she died in 1981.

Mr. Rabideau was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the European Theatre.

He worked for Bay View Dairy for 35 years, retiring in 1975.

He was a fiddle player for 76 years and played with the “The Green Mountain Boys,” “Smokey and The Sunset Ramblers,” “The Cold Brook Ramblers,” and the “RSVP Kitchen Band.”

He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309 in Peru.

Richard received numerous awards for his music, including a New York Assembly Citation, the RSVP Kay Sciole Award and the Thomas J. Fallon Senior Citizen’s “Mule Skinners” Award.

Survivors include three sons, Ken Rabideau and his wife Jan of Plattsburgh, Richard Rabideau Jr. and his wife Lora of Port Richey, Fla., and Wayne Rabideau and his wife Joann of Keeseville; six daughters, Mrs. William (Janet) Quick of Plattsburgh, Mrs. Richard (June) Hart of Keeseville, Mrs. Michael (Jane) Watts of Plattsburgh, Mrs. Cliff (Joan) Torrance of Plattsburgh, Mrs. Patrick (Julie) Wardynski of Ellenville and Mrs. Paul (Jackie) Martinez of Monroe; one sister, Mrs. Ross (Hilda) Bouyea of Plattsburgh; his companion, Eunice LeClair of Plattsburgh; 33 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

One son, Gary Rabideau; three grandchildren, William Quick Jr., Wendy and Heather Rabideau; two brothers, Everest and Leonard Rabideau; and one sister, Lauren Rabideau, all died earlier.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville. Burial will be at a later date in the parish cemetery.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.


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Robert D. Rabideau

Press Republican TUESDAY
AUGUST 25, 1987

Robert D. Rabideau

Rabideau, 67, of Tonawanda,
died Friday, Aug. 14, 1987, at
the Veteran Administration
Center in Buffalo.
He was born Sept. 27, 1919,
the son of Mose and Margret
(Reil) Rabideau.
During World War II he was a
staff sergeant of the 4th Infan
try Divison. U.S. Army. He was
past commander of American
Legion Post 205, D.A.V.
Chapter I and the Holy Name
Society of St. Timothy’s Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Helena (Pasino) Rabideau; two
sons, Robert Rabideau of
Phoenix, Ariz., and Gary
Rabideau of Tonawanda; one
daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Pamela)
Leonard of Tonawanda; nine
grandchildren; one great-granddaughter;
one brother, Herman
Rabideau of Morrisonville; two
sisters, Elizabeth Venne of Plattsburgh,
and Viola Rose of
A funeral service was held at
St. Timothy’s Church at 10 a.m.
on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Bearers were all past commanders
of American Legion
Post 205, D.A.V. Chapter 1.
Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral
Home, Tonawanda, was in
charge of the arrangements

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Donald M. Rabideau

Plattsburgh Press Wednesday, August 11,1982

Donald M. Rabideau

WINOOSKI, Vt. – Donald M.
Rabideau, 65, of 29 Railroad St.,
WinoosWk Vt., formerly of M8rrisonville,
died Tuesday morning,
Aug. 10,1982, at his home.
He was born in Cadyville on Dec.
13, 1916, the son of Mose and
Margaret (Reil) Rabideau.
Mr. Rabideau was formerly a
member of St. Alexander’s Church
in Morrisonville. He was a member
of Fountain Brothers Post 1619,
American Legion, of West Plattsburgh.
—He was a Army veteran having
served in World War II in the European
Theater. After- the war, he
. moved to the Burlington, Vt., area
where he had lived ever since.
He leaves two brothers, Robert D.
Rabideau of Tonowanda and Herman
J. Rabideau of Morrisonville;
two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Venne of
Plattsburgh and Mrs. Viola Rose of
Ogdensburg; and several nieces
and nephews
Calling hours will be this evening
from 7 to 9 and Thursday from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W: Walker
Funeral Home in Plattsburgh,
American Legion services will be
held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the
.funeral home.

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Carolyn A Rabideau

Press-Republican-Wednesday, September 25,1985

Carolyn A. Treggett
Carolyn A. Treggett, 45, died
Tuesday. Sept. 24, 1985, at the
CVPH Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 18, 1940, in
Chazy Lake, the daughter of Jon
and Leona (DuBrey) Rebideau.
Besides her mother, Leona
Rebideau of Chazy Lake, she
leaves her husband, Craig W. –
Treggett of Ellenburg Depot;
two daughters. Tammy and
Tracy Coplen, both of Chazy
Lake; two sons. Thomas and Tim
Coplen. both of Chazy Lake; a
lister. Mrs. Francis (Kathleen)
King of Chazy Lake; two
brothers, Sherman Rebideau of
West Plattsburgh and Jon
Rebideau of Ellenburg Depot.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be held at
3 this afternoon at the Drown
Funeral Home Chapel in Ellenburg
Entombment will be in
Whispering Maples Memorial
Gardens Ccemetery in Ellenburg
Donations may be made to
Vermont Regional Cancer
Center, 1 S. Prospect St., Burlington,
Vt. 05401.

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George E. Rabideau

Press Republican — Saturday, May 5, 1973

George E. Rabideau

.WASSAIC-George Edward
Rabideau. 56, of Wassaic, died
Thursday at the Sharron. Conn.,
He was born July 25. 1916 in
Ellenburg Depot, son of Louis and
Mary Rabideau.
Survivors include his wife, the
former Hattie Conto, two daugh-
ters. Mrs. Carl (Virginia) Demarais
of Amenta. NY.: a son, Edward
Rabideau of Wassaic: two
sisters. Mrs. Beatrice MacAviny of
Ludlow. VT . and Mrs. Lloyd (Mil
dred) ShankeL of Louisville, Ohio;
seven brothers, John of Ellenburg
Fred of Bridgewater. Vt.,
Joseph and Frances of Ludlow VT
Charles of Cadyville, Mose of West
Plattsburgh and Clifford of Albany
.and five grandchildren.
The body is at the Drown Funeral
Home in Ellenburg Depot, where
calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
Funeral services will be held in
St Edmunds Church in Ellenburg
on Monday morning at a time to be
announced later
Burial will be in St. Edmund’s
Cemetery. Ellenburg

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FRANCIS H. Rabideau

Press Republican.-. Wednesday, April 23 1975

FRANCIS H. Rabideau
Francis Henry Rabideau, 55, died
Tuesday at the CVPH Medical
He was born April 19, 1920, in
Ellenburg, the son of Louis and
Mary (Moses) Rabideau.
He leaves his wife, Sherry Bussino
Rabideau; two daughters,
Penny and Ilene; five brothers,
Mose Rabideau of Pittsburgh,
Charles Rabideau of Morrisonville,
Fred Rabideau of Ellenburg Depot,
Joseph Rabideau of Ludlow, Vt.,
and Clifford Rabideau; two sisters,
Beatrice McVinney of Bellows
Falls, Vt., and Mildred Shankel of
Calling hours at the Leazott
Funeral Home in Altona will be
today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete

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Charles J Rabideau

Press Republican MONDAY
JUNE 22, 1987

Charles J, Rabideau Sr

Rabideau Sr.. 72, of the Sand
Road died Saturday, June 20,
1987, at the CVPH Medical
He was born in Mount Holly,
Vt., on Oct. 5, 1914, the son of
Louis and Mary (Moses)
His wife, the former Marion
LeCuyer, died in 1980.
Mr. Rabideau had worked for
Concrete Materials in Morrisonville
for 17 years before he
retired in 1977 because of poor
He was a member of St. Alexander’s
Church in Morrisonville.
Survivors include a son,
Charles “Joe” Rabideau of Morrisonville;
four daughters, Mrs.
Gene (Lucinda) Desrocher, Mrs.
Ray (Connie) Durocher and Mrs.
Darrell (Linda) Collins, all of
Morrisonville, and Mrs. Michael
(Wanda) Bogacz of W. Springfield,
Mas.s.; two brothers,
Clifford Rabideau of Spokane,
Wash, and Fred Rabideau of Ellenburg
Depot; one sister, Mrs.
Lloyd (Mildred) Shankel of
Louisville, Ohio; 21 grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren

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John J. Rabideau

Press-Republican — Monday, January 21, 1974

John J. Rebideau
John J Rebideau
Chazy Lake -John J
Rebideau 60 died friday night at
CVPH Medical Center at Plattsburgh
He was born Feb 23 1913 at
Mount Holly VT the son of Louis
and Mary (Moses) Rebideau
Survivors include his widow the
former Leona Dubrey, Two
daughters, Mrs. Kathleen King and
Mrs. Carolyn Coplen, both of Chazy
Lake; two sons, Sherman Rebideau
of Cadyville and Jon Rebideau of
Chazy Lake; two sisters, Mrs.
Mildred Shankel of Louistown,
Ohio and Mrs. Beatrice McVinney
of Ludlow, Vt.; six brothers, Mose
Rebideau of Schuyler Falls,
Charles Rebideau of Morrisonville;
Fred Rebideau of Ellenburg Depot,
Francis Rebideau and Joseph
Rebideau, both of Ludlow, Vt. and
Clifford Rebideau of Pittsburgh,
Pa.: and seven grandchildren.
Mr. Rebideau was a retired
heavy equipment operator employed
by Republic Steel Inc. at
Arrangements are by Drown
Funeral Home at Ellenburg Depot.
Funeral services will be held
today ta 10 a.m. at St. Bernard’s
Church at Lyon Mountain.
Burial will be in St. Alexander’s
cemetery at Morrisonville In the

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