Larry R. Rabideau
MILLERTON — Larry R. Rabideau, 73, a forty-five year resident of Millerton, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at his home in Millerton surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Rabideau was a self-employed carpenter and builder who owned and operated LRR Builders in Millerton for over thirty years.
Born June 11, 1949, in Plattsburgh, New York, he was the son of the late Frank and Florence (Mayette) Rabideau. He was a graduate of Webutuck High School and attended Stamford Community College where he studied computer- aided design.
Larry served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1969 until his honorable discharge in 1971. On August 30, 1971, at the Millerton Methodist Church, he married Elaine M. Dawson and they shared a loving marriage for over 51 years. Mrs. Rabideau survives at home. Larry was a life member of the Millerton Legion Post #178 and was an avid poker player who enjoyed gambling at Foxwoods Casino and traveling to Las Vegas in his spare time. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to this loving wife, Larry is survived by his daughter, Lori and her husband Jeff Riley of Millerton; three granddaughters, Cady Bloodgood and her husband Eugene of Falls Village, Meghan Hammond and her husband Taylor of Peru, Vermont, and Mackenzie Riley and her companion Kyle of Sheffield, Massachusetts; two great grandchildren, Emma and Wyatt Bloodgood; a brother, Frank Rabideau and two sisters, Carol Defayette and Christa Swiesz all of Plattsburgh and several nieces and nephews and many friends. Larry was predeceased by his infant daughter, Jennifer Lynn Rabideau in 1975 and his siblings, Arthur and Gary Rabideau, Dora DeLello, Virginia Mayhew, Florence Rabideau, Shirley Agoney and Joanne Gordon. On November 20, 2020, Larry was the recipient of a donated lung for transplantation, the family wishes to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the lung donor and to the donors’ family for this selfless act of humanity.
Calling hours were Wednesday, Oct. 19 from at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546.
A Graveside Service and Burial with Standard Military Honors was held on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Route 22, Amenia. Rev. Robert K. Wilson officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation Program, c/o New York- Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital Bldg., 14th Floor, 622 West 168 th Street, New York, NY 10032. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com