Rideout, Phoebe

April 13th, 2009

Phoebe (Palmer) Rideout, age 78, of Wilmington, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital.

Born in Malden, MA, on March 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Philip & Alice (DeCatur) Palmer. Phoebe grew up in Malden and was educated there. She moved to Wilmington 51 years ago and was a member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church. Prior to retiring, Phoebe was a receptionist for two local dentists, she worked for Wilmington Answering Service, and at Walmart in North Reading, retiring in 2004. In her spare time, Phoebe liked to knit, crochet, and do all kinds of needlework.

Phoebe was the beloved wife of the late Edward H. Rideout, devoted mother of Judith Twomey of Lawrence, Janet Hall of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Edward Rideout of Tennessee, and the late Leida Paquin, loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, dear sister of Lois Steele of Reading and Hazel Palmer of Bedford.

Graveside Services will be held at Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Street, Wilmington, on Friday, April 17th, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Phoebe’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA  02451.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Rideout, Phoebe”

  1. Kim Gittman says:


    I am very sorry to hear about the death of your mother. I know this is not easy for you and your family and will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your friend,

    Kim Gittman

  2. Art Rideout says:

    I have many wonderful memories of both Phoebe and Ed. So sad that they are both now gone.

  3. Belinda says:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God bless,
    Belinda and Andy Tiedt

  4. Brandy Hall says:

    I will miss you very much Meme. I wish I could be there now. What great memories we all have… I love you.

  5. Sue Coleman says:

    Janet and family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss.
    Please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Sue Coleman

  6. Suzanne Myers says:

    Janet and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Suzanne Myers

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