COAL TOWNSHIP — Francis Ryan “Monk” Robidoux, 42, of 1435 W. Independence St., passed away July 13, 2021, at his home.

Born in Bristol on Feb. 2, 1979, he was the son of Francis M. Robidoux and Nadine Duratz, who survive.

On Nov. 3, 2018, in Coal Township, he married Catherine Robidoux, who survives. He worked as HVirginiaC Technician for FCR Home Comfort.

Francis enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his wife. He loved riding motorcycle, and hanging out with his friends from the motorcycle club. In the summer Francis could be found grilling or cooking his favorite foods. His nephew was fond of all the stories he would share with his uncle, and his niece always called him, “Uncle Monkey”.

Francis is survived by his wife, Catherine “Cat” Robidoux; two sons, Ethan Robidoux, of Virginia, and Ryan Robidoux, of Virginia; two daughters, Chelsea Robidoux, of Levittown, and Cierra Robidoux, of Levittown; a grandson; a father, Francis Robidoux, of Levittown; mother, Nadine Duratz-Briggs and her husband, Mark, of Rockwood; two sisters, Danielle Robidoux, and Carol Barkley; father and mother-in-law, Terry and Dawn Fegley; two brothers-in-law, Christian Hassinger and John Paul Hassinger; a sister-in-law, Tara Kublic and her husband, Kevin; six nephews, Ryleigh Fegley, Zander Kublic, Prestyn Kublic, Gregor Morrissey, Logan Morrissey, and Matthew Barkley; two nieces, Tessa Fegley Kublic and Cecilia Labate. Francis was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Duratz.

ROBIDOUX — Francis Ryan Robidoux, 42, of 1435 W. Independence St., Coal Township. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at St. Francis Hall, Shamokin. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor. To send condolences to the family, visit

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