Herman Diddy J. Rabideau

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Herman "Diddy" J. Rabideau

June 26, 1931 - June 11, 2018

Herman J. "Diddy" Rabideau Jr., 86, of Route 11, passed away, Monday, June 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Mooers, N.Y. on June 24, 1931, the son of Clara and Herman J. Rabideau Sr.
During his younger years, Diddy worked on the family farm and later went to work for the Clinton County Highway Department. He retired as a construction foreman after 36 years of service. During his retirement, Diddy worked closely with his son Terry at the Chateaugay Funeral Home.
Diddy loved to be outdoors riding on his tractor or gator, going hunting, boating, and fishing with family and friends. He had even served as a safety instructor, teaching others about hunting safety and was also a snow sled instructor. One of Diddy's favorite hobbies was growing Christmas trees that provided a holiday tradition for many local families. Diddy was proud to have traveled through all 50 states, but the traveling he enjoyed most was the "Sunday Drives" and the time spent with his wife and children.
Diddy was a hardworking, devoted and caring son, husband, brother, father, pepe, uncle and friend. He will forever be remembered by all those who knew him.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years whom he married August 9, 1952 in St. Edmund's Church, Rhoda Rabideau of Mooers Forks; four children, Danny Rabideau and his wife Dianne of Mooers Forks, Duane Rabideau and his wife Mary of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Bonnie Marmora and her husband Paul of Anchorage, Ak., and Penny Pitts and her fiance Paul Rush of Mooers Forks; two brothers, Harold (Shirley) Rabideau of Mooers Forks, and Rufus Rabideau of Ellenburg Depot; four sisters, Jane (Jim) Forkey of Mooers; Marilyn (Gerald) Gadway of Mooers; Edith (Robert) Surprenant of Mooers Forks; and Marie Trombley of Mooers Forks; eight grandchildren, Tracy Rabideau and husband Todd, Trevor Rabideau and partner Todd McCarthy, Darcy Rabideau and wife Melissa LaClair, Taylor Pitts, Alexis Pitts, Renata Marmora, Lauren Rabideau, and John Rabideau; five great-grandchildren, Kayla, Darbi, Emma, Ellie and Eli; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Terry Rabideau on June 7, 1994; brother-in-law, Charlie Trombley; sister-in-law, Rita Rabideau; and niece, Donna Surprenant Coryea.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. at the Rabideau Funeral Home, Ellenburg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 15th at 11 a.m in St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg. Entombment will follow in Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens in Ellenburg Depot.
Donations in his memory may be made to a First Responder (Fire/EMS) Department of your choosing.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.rabideaufuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of his grandson, Trevor, and the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg.
Published on June 12, 2018
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Thursday June 14, 2018

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rabideau Funeral Home

5614 Route 11, Ellenburg, NY

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday June 15, 2018

11:00 AM

St. Edmund's Church

Route 11, Ellenburg, NY


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Mae Dubrey Guay
Jun 15, 2018
As a child I lived on the Plank Rd. There was a major road construction where all the stone walls were taken out and the road was completely overhauled. My dad, Isreal Dubrey knew Mr. Rabideau well. If I remember my family history correctly, Mrs. Rabideau, went to school with my sister, Polly (Olive) Brelia and were the best of friends. Later in school, I met DIane, and Terry as classmates. After graduation, we went our separate ways to meet up again when I started working at NACS. I was blessed with working with Tracy and getting to know her family again. A very special family that started with Herman and Rhoda. They did an excellent job teaching and modeling good morals and judgeme...nt for their children; which they passed down to their children and grandchildren. Herman will be missed greatly but with love in their hearts. Love and Hugs, MaeRead more
Tammy Becker
Jun 14, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of Diddy. I loved him and really enjoyed spending my summers with both of you Danny and Dianne because I was able to spend time with Diddy, Rhoda, Maynard and Penny. I’m extremely sorry for Emma, Kayla, Darby, Ellie and Eli losing their Great Pepe. Tracy, Todd, Trevor, Todd, Darcy and Melissa I’m send prayers and love to all of you for the loss of your Pepe. He was a great man that will never be forgotten. RIP🙏❤️😘
Joan Silver Otis
Jun 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss Danny and Diane.
Valerie Frazier
Jun 12, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear that Diddy passed. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. 🙏
Rabideau Funeral Home
Jun 12, 2018