Rodney Deblois BRANDON, FL. — Rodney Deblois, born October 24, 1930, passed away peacefully in Brandon, Florida on February 27, 2019. Rodney was born in Barre, Vermont, to parents Rosario and Alma Deblois. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1948 and joined the Air Force in 1950, proudly serving in San Antonio, TX. He returned on leave to marry his sweetheart, Shirley Deblois of Michigan, in 1952 and both returned to Randolph Field in San Antonio to start their life together. After discharge in 1954, Rodney and Shirley moved to Barre, working for his father at Deblois and Son Paint Store. Mechanically inclined, he became owner of the Exxon station in Barre across from the fire house, from 1960 until 1972. Deciding to move south they resided in Ruskin, Florida. They purchased a marina which he ran from 1972 until 1978. Rodney and Shirley loved Maine and together they built a cottage in Tenants Harbor, spending their summers there. In 1998, they moved to Spruce Head, Maine, which they loved dearly — the Maine life and all their dear friends. Leaving to move back to Florida in 2009 due to health concerns, they were always missing Maine where their hearts were. Rodney was predeceased by his wife Shirley on November 7, 2017. Survivors are daughter Vicki Scholer and husband Mike, granddaughter India Clark and her daughter from Hawaii, and granddaughter Jaurien Birmingham and her daughter from Georgia, and sister Drue Pratt from Barre.

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