Arlene B. Spugnardi


FRENCHVILLE – Arlene (Thibeault) Babin Spugnardi, 75, of Fort Kent, and formerly of Lewiston, passed away Jan. 29, after a courageous battle with cancer on the 34th anniversary of the death of her beloved husband Lionel Babin.

She was born on March 9, 1931, the daughter of Walter and Leona (Pelletier) Thibeault. She was a loving wife and mother, stepmother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a great cook and seamstress and loved to dance. She worked as a clerk for W.T. Grant in Fort Kent for many years and also Ward Bros. in Lewiston until her retirement.

She is survived by her children, Norma Robichaud, and her husband, John, of Wallagrass, John Babin, and his wife, Ann, of St. Agatha and Steven Babin, and his wife, Chris, of Coco Beach, Fla.; her grandchildren, Jessica Audibert, Tonia Kent, Olivia Deschaine, Joshua Babin, and Dillan Babin; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Morgan Audibert and Dawson Deschaine; four brothers, Irvin, Robert and Ward Thibeault, all of Madawaska and Reynold Thibeault of St. Agatha; four sisters, Madeline Dionne of Bangor, Sally Martin of Oklahoma and Nancy Beaulieu and Joan Sirois, both of Madawaska. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Lionel Babin; a daughter, Mae Ann Babin; her second husband, George Spugnardi; one brother, Holland Thibeault; and her parents.