Donald Festus Blodgett

March 14, 2024
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Victor/Rushville – Donald Festus Blodgett, age 88, passed away on March 14, 2024.

A private graveside service will be held in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Rushville History Room, P.O. Box 51, Rushville, NY 14454.

 Don was born July 25, 1935 in Penn Yan, NY. He was the son of the late Leslie and Elizabeth Best Blodgett.  He was a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School. Don was retired from Xerox in Webster, NY.

Don was a history buff, and was the Historian in Rushville and enjoyed being part of the Rushville History Room. He also enjoyed motorcycles and loved to travel. Don was fascinated with genealogy. He was an all around handyman that could do anything that needed to be done.

Don is survived by his wife, Bernice Hotchkiss Blodgett; three children, Mark Blodgett, Scott (Laura) Blodgett and Michele (Curt) Cody; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Button, Annie (Roy) Ronalds, Kerry Blodgett, Katie Cody and Evan Cody; one brother, Leslie (Muriel) Blodgett; as well nieces and nephews.

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Leah Hotchkiss from Manchester NY on Mar. 14, 2024

Bea and family, Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you and your family. I have had many fun times with your family over the years. Love Leah

Cyndie Bolls from Springville, Alabama on Mar. 14, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are there with you.

Jim Wolfe from Canandaigua, NY on Mar. 15, 2024

Bea & Family, So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I have fond memories of Don coming to the office and giving me a hard time about some insurance problem. Then he would break out in a smile and give me that grin. Plus his tales about riding his motorcycle. May he rest in peace. Jim

Peter Doyle from Fairport, NY on Mar. 16, 2024

Sending warm thoughts to the family. Match is memory be for a blessing.

Consuelo Mansfield from St. Johns. Florida on Mar. 16, 2024

I'm so sorry for your loss. Don was a great person. He was always wonderful to me. Heaven got a new angel.

Craig Cody from Scottsville, New York on Mar. 16, 2024

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts!!

Chris Lambert from Pittsford, NY on Mar. 17, 2024

We honor your sense of humor, courage and strength. Rest in Peace Uncle Don.
God Bless Aunt Bea and the rest of Your Loving Family ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

Timothy Munn from Shortsville on Mar. 19, 2024

Don was a great guy who I met up with many times at the Ontario County Historical Society in Canandaigua. He had a wealth of information. I wish to pass along prayers to his family. RIP Don, thanks for the history lesson. Sincerely, Tim Munn local historical author.

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