1929 – 2014

MECHANIC FALLS — Gloria J. Bilodeau, 84, of Mechanic Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, at her home.

She was born in Framingham, Mass., on Feb. 16, 1929, a daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys Kilcollins Langley. She was a graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield in 1950, and was married on May 7, 1954, to Francis R. Bilodeau, whom predeceased her on Oct. 8, 2001. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a linotype operator at Pine Tree Composition.

Gloria enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as doing crossword puzzles, watching Western movies, listening to country music and beano.

She is survived by two sons, Michael L. Bilodeau and wife, Jennifer, of Mechanic Falls and David F. Bilodeau and wife, Mabel, of Auburn; six grandchildren, Christopher Bilodeau, Ashley Bilodeau and husband, Joseph Silva, Jonathan Bilodeau and wife, Elizabeth, Jessariah Bilodeau, Kimberly Freeman and husband, Joseph, and Victoria Cleary and husband, Sean; six great-grandchildren, Jazlo Mulkhey, Andrew Bilodeau, Cole Bilodeau, Phaedra Cleary, Benjamin Bilodeau and Hailey Bilodeau; two sisters, Ruth Walker of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Marilyn Butler of Bangor; a brother, Phillip Langley, of Silver Springs, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters, Barbara Langley, Anita McCormack, Pat Laney, Dee Madore and Edna Chadbourne; and a brother, Sonny Langley.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Bilodeau family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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