Rodney Lee Route

Born: Wed., Mar. 10, 1937
Died: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017


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LEOMINSTER----Rodney L. Route, 80 years old, of Leominster died Friday afternoon, August 18, 2017 in his home after an illness. Born Rodney Lee Hough in Washington D.C. in 1937. He was later adopted by his maternal grandmother, Ida Route and raised in Fitchburg MA until 1958. He lived in Leominster MA from 1959 until his death. He is survived by two daughters, Lynne Route of North Conway NH and Lori Bell of Leominster; two sons, Christopher and his wife Paulette of Sterling, and Jonathan and his wife Tammy of Leominster and 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Elaine in 2009 and his son Anthony in 2002. Mr. Route was born March 10, 1937. He was raised in Fitchburg and graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1955.Rod lived and worked in Leominster, retiring from The Nova Corporation after 30 years of service in 1994. He enjoyed trips to Maine and gardening with his wife and was a member of the Laurelwood Garden Club in Fitchburg and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Tower Hill in Boylston. He was also a long-time member of the American Conifer Society and hosted the national tour at his home and gardens.

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