Joseph Thomas Robidoux, Jr.
October 4, 1930 - April 20, 2012
Joseph Thomas Robidoux, Jr., age 81, husband of the late Joan Guiles Robidoux, of Norwalk passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Norwalk Hospital.
Born October 4, 1930, in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Veno Robidoux.
Joe graduated from Norwalk High School, Danbury State Teachers College, and University of Bridgeport. He was employed as a teacher and a guidance counselor in the Westport Public School system for over 40 years. Joe served in the US Army during the Korean War. During his working years Joe and his late wife volunteered extensively and Joe continued to do so after his retirement in 1995.
He is survived by his sons Thomas and his wife Joellen of New Canaan, Gregory and his wife Christine of Temple, NH, and his daughters, Karen Thifault of Norwalk and Wendy and her husband Manny Karamanis of Norwalk; 7 grandsons; Nick Mastropietro of Santa Monica, CA; Kyle and Kevin Thifault of Norwalk; Joseph and Jonathan Robidoux of New Canaan; William and Michael Robidoux of Temple, NH; one granddaughter Alison and her husband Jay Mahoney of Manhattan. He is also survived by his beloved sister Rita Robidoux of Norwalk.
Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
Donations may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center ℅ Norwalk Hospital Foundation (www.norwalkhospitalfoundation.org).