Rodney Eugene Theriault

AUGUSTA – Rodney Eugene Theriault passed away at the age of 56 on Sept. 16, 2022, at the Pines unit of Graybirch Longterm Care facility in Augusta, from complications due to Diabetes.

Rodney was born in Waterville on Dec. 13, 1965, the youngest son of Larry and Colette Theriault, and lived at the Theriault home on Summer Street until his health forced him to move to Graybirch in 2020.

Rodney was a plumber and heating technician most of his adult life, working for many different companies, but he was most proud that he was a self-employed technician, operating Rodney’s Oil Burner Service for several years. He had a growing clientele of friends, family, and many loyal customers that he accrued over his career. Some gave him honey and other goodies because of his friendly and dependable service.

Rodney was a huge New England sports fan, especially when it came to the Red Sox, Patriots and especially the Bruins. He spent many hours in the off-season watching Bruins classic games and reruns. He had a Bergeron jersey hanging in his living room year-round so that it was there when there was a Bruins game on TV. He also enjoyed watching the classic shows like Hogan’s Heroes and John Wayne movies, but sports were his true love.

Rodney was an avid painter, with much of his work hanging around the Pines halls and family rooms. Rodney was a self-taught artist. He learned by watching many hours of Bob Ross videos and going to sidewalk art shows. He especially loved to do outdoor scenes like rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and cabins.

Rodney earned the nickname Pew from his siblings at a very young age, based on the cartoon character Pepe La Pew. Pew was well known to be a very slow and non-excitable animal, and this fit Rodney’s personality perfectly. His siblings always teased him that he would never be on time for anything, and his mother would tell him that dinner would be served at 5:00 if she wanted to serve it at 6:00. Even with that extra hour he would still be late. If Rodney told you he would be over to clean your furnace on Tuesday – look for him on Thursday.

Rodney was predeceased by his parents Larry and Colette. He is survived by his brothers, Joe Theriault and his wife Celeste, Danny Theriault and wife Vicky, and Patrick Theriault, as well as his sister Cathy Taylor and husband Dan; niece Danielle Woods (Jesse), and nephews Eric Theriault (Kristina) and Dustin Taylor (Sara); great nephews Wyatt Taylor, Caden Woods, and Emmitt Theriault, great nieces Sophia Taylor, Olive Theriault and Atley Woods.

The family would like to recognize and thank the entire staff at Graybirch for the gentle and compassionate care they provided Rodney with over the last two years. We would also like to thank the Beacon Hospice team, especially Victoria that was very caring and supportive to the family during the later stage of Rodney’s life.

A Graveside service will be held at St. Francis Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

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