William Albert Blodgett, 80, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on March 27, 1932 and was the son of the late William Edward and Constance Murton Blodgett.
Bill graduated from Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts and was a restoration carpenter. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a Staff Sergeant with the US Air Force from 1953-1960 during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Blodgett who he married on December 26, 1992.
He is also survived by his children, Daniel E. Blodgett and wife, Shannon, of Spotsylvania and Elizabeth R. Blodgett of Portland, CT; Mary Anne's children, Gretchen Hazard of Timberville, Lorraine Galloway of Savannah, GA, Carmel Hazard of Great Falls, and Heidi Harrison of Alexandria; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy MacPartland of Winter Haven, FL, and a brother, Alan Blodgett of Chelmsford, MA.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Maura Lynn Gildea in 2008.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Joseph Goldsmith officiating.
Bill always had a smile, a cup of coffee and Zoe by his side; he said he had a rich life. He was as generous in death as he was in life. His wish was to donate his body to science, the Anatomy Gifts Registry, in Hanover, MD will be handling those arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, c/o RMH Foundation, Cardio Care Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be sent to them by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.