Dr. Henry Joseph Robidoux Jr.

Date of Passing:

October 11, 2022

Dr. Henry Joseph Robidoux Jr., formerly of Barrington, passed away on October 11, 2022. He was predeceased by his first wife Anne Marie (Daige) Robidoux, his sister Anne Cody, his son, Mark D. Robidoux and his granddaughter, Amanda M. Robidoux. Henry is survived by his sister Judy Bartlett, by his current wife, Susan Aune, Mark’s wife Susan (Galego) Robidoux and their children; Michael Medeiros, his wife Krystie and their children Bella and Jackson, Daniel Robidoux (wife Leigh), Patrick Robidoux (wife Gina) and Emily Robidoux, by his son John J. Robidoux, his wife Deb and their children; David Robidoux, Bethany (Robidoux) Martin (husband Cliff), Kathryn (Robidoux) Wilcox (husband Tyler) and Dominic Robidoux, by his daughter Mary Kate (Robidoux) Villacres, her husband Gonzalo and their children; Claire Villacres, Anya Villacres and Natalie Villacres, and by his daughter Michelle (Peach) Robidoux and her son Teddy Watson.

Henry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, and spent the preponderance of his adult life as a renowned oncology surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital until his retirement. During his children’s early years Henry coached Barrington youth baseball, hockey, football and volunteered as the Barrington Little League and Barrington High School Football league/team doctor. He spent many years in Barrington politics serving on the town council and involving himself in town organizations. Henry was a kind, gentle and giving soul and will be sorely missed by all that had the honor of knowing and loving him.

Henry’s services will begin with calling hours from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Monday, October 17, 2022 in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington Rd. Barrington. He will be interred, following the mass, at Beech Grove Cemetery, 974 Main Rd, Westport, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to his granddaughter Amanda’s charitable organization; Panda’s Helping Paws, 41 Priscilla Drive, Barrington, RI 02806.

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  1. Well dad its been just about 6 months and it has not gotten any easier. I miss you so much. To talk about you makes me cry. My heart is so heavy and the one person who would have made it better was you. You made everything better. You were my everything! Thank you for giving me such a wonderful life. You will always be my best friend and my hero. 🎉🥳 JOB WELL D9NE DAD, JOB WELL DONE🥳🎉
    until we meet again my young man!
    ~ Mame

  2. To the entire Robidoux Family –

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the crossing over of a very dearly loved man. Such a fine, skilled physician, who saved many lives, and a deeply devoted family man. Rest In Peace, Hank. Job well done. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. I was sad to learn of Hank’s passing however, it brought back many memories as neighbors, friends, then Surgeon. Anyone who knew him, knew how blessed they were to have that honor. He was a wonderful husband, father, neighbor and friend. You will be missed Hank but you will never be forgotten. RIP my friend.

  4. My heart is very heavy knowing you have passed . Dr. Hank you were my savior twice . You were kind and gentle with me helping me cope with my disease. Thank you so much for getting me through those very hard yearand giving me many years to spend with my daughters and grandchildren. My condolences to the Robidoux family .

  5. Henri was an admired colleague and friend He was a very capable and dedicated
    surgeon who earned the trust and respect of numerous patients during his long career, He will be missed by all who knew him
    My condolences to his family.
    Roger Raymond

  6. Susan, John, Mary Kate, Peach, and family. My heart is broken, and I wish I could be there with you to celebrate my dear brother’s life. Hank was magical, my brother could do absolutely everything! He was graced with good looks, smarts, charisma, and determination. Hank, was the apple of my father’s eye. Dad and mom were so proud of Hank. I must admit looking back through our lives he really was this bigger-than-life brother, son, father, grandfather, uncle, and life savior. He would allow my sister, Anne, and I, to join him at Westpoint for the cadet dances. Hank would reassure our parents that we were on our best behavior, which I’m sure we were. He covered for us at times, laughed with us, and cried with us, but most importantly he was our protector or guide through life. Hank was the first person I called with any and all types of medical questions. It didn’t matter if it was our cat that got hit by a car or learning my daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. He walked me through every step of the journey. All of you that were blessed with having Hank as your physician, oncologist, or surgeon know what a compassionate man he was. Hank’s first love was his family and a very close second was his New England Patriots, especially, Tom Brady. I learned never to call him on game day! I loved Hank deeply and I’m sad that the Lord has called him home. I feel great relief in knowing that Anne, Mark, Amanda, Mom, and Dad are there with open arms welcoming him home. Until we are together again, I love you! your Judy

  7. My sincere condolences to Hanks family and to my loving sister who became his most beloved wife.

    I remember their wedding and watched them loving and enjoying a new chapter in their lives. He will truly be missed!

  8. With deepest sympathy to all of Dr.Robidoux ‘s family.. Iworked with him in the 70s at Fatima and always enjoyed taking care of his patients as they were always his first concern… My husband was a recipient of his great surgical skills 21 yrs ago . he will always be held in high esteem by our family.

  9. As a pathologist at Roger WilliamsMedical Center and Fatima Hospital I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Robidoux on cases that he did those locations. He was an excellent surgeon and a fine gentleman. I am sorry to learn of his passing and am sure he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

  10. I am thankful that Doctor Henry Robidoux and I crossed paths at RIH ER 1962-63
    He was a fine husband, father and grandfather, physician, raconteur and Red Sox, Patriots fan

    I say GOODBYE which to means “God be with you.”

    Peace to his family.

  11. My condolences to the Robidoux family from the Burleys who knew Hank through Pop Warner football and as the surgeon who performed by husband’s Cancer surgery. He had the greatest bedside manner which put patients at ease. He will be missed and fondly remembered.

  12. Our deepest condolences to the Robidoux family. We have such fond memories of growing up with Dr. Robidoux and the Robidoux family. Sending our love and prayers. Dr. Michael Barrett and Leslie, Julie and Nicole

  13. Sue and Robidoux family members, many fond memories of Henry came to mind when I read of his passing in the Prov. Journal yesterday. I knew him first professionally as a compassionate, skilled surgical oncologist who went to St. Luke with his family, as I did. But I really got to know, and appreciate, him during our Little League days. I marveled at how a busy surgeon could devote so much time to ensure that so many young girls and boys in out Town would enjoy engaging in a team sport where each person mattered. He was a gem promoting fair play and fun for all. I enjoyed seeing him infrequently over the years since those days. I always called him “Henry” and he was the only one I knew whoever called me “Fran”, rather than Frank or Francis. I’ll miss seeing him, but may he R.I.P. My condolences to all of you.

  14. In 1988, I was a 34 yr. old with a new born daughter and I had breast cancer. Dr. Robidoux provided me with the best care possible. His compassion was beyond expectations. I am so thankful to him for making it possible for me to see my daughter grow up. He was my hero. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  15. Hank Robidoux, MD was a splendid man, a remarkable surgeon and a friend to all at Westport Harbor who had the pleasure and opportunity to know him . A true “old school” hero. May he rest in everlasting peace.

  16. I was lucky enough to have trained under Dr. Robidoux. He was the best. Kind, compassionate, and patient. What always struck me the most was his amazing bedside manner and how his patients loved him. Something I always remember and try to emulate. Sorry to hear of his passing and my condolences to all of his family.

  17. Always loved seeing him on Friday nights at Acoaxet Club. Such a nice and kind man. I have missed seeing him at the club….

  18. I had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Robidoux. He was a kind, gentle man and so very professional. I immediately came to trust him with my care. May he rest in eternal peace.

  19. Charley played golf with Hank and despite a terrible score, Charley always came home smiling. Hank was a caring, giving friend who is greatly missed. Our condolences to his entire family.

  20. I treasure the years we lived next door to Hank. What a kind and compassionate man. I remember him mowing and tending to his flowers in his yard!!! The Rinks had him visit for a packed and fun filled weekend in our hometown in Indiana and we had so much fun! We will miss him! Our sympathy to his family.

  21. Hank was a true gentleman who always had a smile and a good word of friendship. Our condolences to his family.

  22. I so enjoyed my friendship with Hank. It goes back to professional consultations on medical issues to playing with Hank and Albert West at the Acoaxet Club. Dinners at the then Crowthers with HanK, Albert and wives were memorable. The say that surgeons do not often have a bedside manner. Not true for my compassionate and highly skilled friend. Condolences to all.

  23. Deepest condolences to the Robidoux family.Living next to Hank and Anna well over 25 years. We were not only friends but family. We loved all of them.When we moved to Rhode Inland not knowingly anyone they opened their heart to us . The passing of Hank is the end of an era.Roberta and I will miss him. My God open his arms around him.

  24. I worked for Drs Coleman and Robideaux in 1975. Hank was wonderful to work for and attended my wedding in 76. He also was my mom’s doctor in the 90’s and she loved him. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  25. Dr. Robidoux was a great teacher. He showed me not only how to operate but how to intersect with patients. He will always be remembered fondly.

  26. I only spoke with Dr. Robidoux once, but had the pleasure and honor of hearing many loving recollections from his daughter, Peach. My heart and thoughts are with his family and those that knew and loved him. People like Dr. Robidoux are few and far between and will be sorely missed.

  27. As a hospitol worker and a dear friend,, Hank was kind and
    compassionate at all times.I will. Never forget how he took care of my daughter during her last days, peace be with you all and god bless,

  28. John
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your dad.
    You have certainly endured more than your share of heartache over the years, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May happy memories bring you peace.

  29. Just this morning I was at Ann Pappas Breast Center praising you as my former surgeon before your retirement. And now, I see your picture you have passed. You were the Epitome of Husband, Father, Grandfather, Surgeon, and Friend to all. And the smile your granddaughter “porkchop” would put on your face when you spoke so highly of her. I sit here with a heavy heart, but I know when you got to the Gates of Heaven, St. Peter Had the Door opened for you big and wide. My heart goes out to the family you left behind. And I will NEVER forget you as the Best of the Best and Most Respected Surgeon in Rhode Island. God Rest Your Soul in Heaven!!!!!!

  30. My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Robidoux. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Robidoux at Roger Williams, he was a skilled, compassionate surgeon, May he rest in peace.

  31. Susan, Mark, The loss of “DR Hank” can not be summed up in words. I enjoyed my times at the rinks with Hank for Barrington Youth Hockey and High School Hockey and I also remembered the help he was to my mother ,May he rest in peace.

  32. John, We are very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  33. Our deepest condolences to you and your family John. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad sounds like he had an amazing life. God Bless

  34. John and Debbie please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. Uncle John and aunt Sue

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