Wake: Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue. Burial: Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Contributions: Donations may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center ℅ Norwalk Hospital Foundation (www.norwalkhospitalfoundation.org).

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).

  1. Condolences to Joe’s loved ones. I know Joe volunteered all over town, but he was such an asset at the Friends of Norwalk Library’s semi-annual book sales, especially when he manned the Cafe selling – and sampling – Nijole’s extraordinary cakes and pies. He was friendly, warm, a good conversationalist with a welcoming smile for everyone – it’s truly sad to learn of his death and I, and others, will really miss him.

    April 23, 2012
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  • To all who loved Joe Robidoux,
    Though we are in Chicago, and unable to tell you in person what Joe meant to us, please know that he has been on our minds and will remain in our hearts. He was a beautiful human being; warm, outgoing and kind. Once we met Joe, it was easy to see why our Mother, Ruth, loved him.
    They met and bonded over the loss of their first loves, Joan and Jim, to cancer. As their relationship bloomed, there was always a mutual reverence for their late spouses..even remembering each others’ wedding anniversaries. During the all too short 15 years Joe and Ruth shared together, they enjoyed much happiness. They enriched each others’ lived and those of their family and friends.
    Joe quickly found a place in the hearts of our family. Our Mother was so proud of all the wonderful volunteer work Joe did for his community, and as we heard the stories, so were we. Once Joe was helping to feed the needy at St. Vincent De Paul’s and saw a man with no winter coat. He asked the man to wait, went home to get his own coat, and gave it to this man. We enjoyed hearing his fond memories of students who’s lives he touched during his proud career as a high school teacher and guidance counselor. He was always there to lend a helping hand to family and friends. Living far from home, it meant the world to me that Joe was there for my mother, Ruth. He will be deeply missed.
    We pray that his strong faith helped ease the pain during his battle with cancer and that he is now watching over us from heaven.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Cindy, Bruce, Brea, Jenna and Marissa Lubin

    April 23, 2012
    Cindy Lubin -
  • To all of Joes’ family, our deepest condolences.We were so fortunate to have Joe be a part of our lives.He was always kind, considerate and caring. His wisdom helped guide us and his jokes livened up our lives. We will miss him always.
    You are all in our thoughts during this time of sorrow. Carolyn, Jim, Jamie and Jacqueline Tanner

    April 24, 2012
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