Jeannette A. Thibodeau
1919 – 2010
LEWISTON – Jeannette Antonia Thibodeau, 90, of Turner, died at St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday, May 14, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Lewiston on Sept. 19, 1919, a daughter of the late Camille and Maria (Gagne) Fontaine. She married Paul Thibodeau on May 16, 1938. Paul passed away in 1975. She lived her entire life in the Lewiston area and together with her husband, Paul, they raised their two children. She worked most of her adult life as a machine folder at the Shapiro Shoe Co. She also worked with her husband for 10 years as co-owner and operator of Paul’s Place, a popular Turner restaurant years ago.
She was a very active member of St. Philip’s Catholic Church. She was a member of The Ladies of St. Anne, Ladies of Charity, Helping Hand Club for Sacred Heart, The Building of Church and School, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Philips, she taught C.C.D., and loved working at the Church’s Christmas fair. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and taking care of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and meeting her new great-great-granddaughter.
She is survived by her son, Richard Thibodeau Sr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Turner; her daughter, Jacqueline Smith of Bonita Springs, Fla.; her sister Carmen Giasson; seven grandchildren, Richard Jr. and wife, Helen, Mark and wife, Lori, Daniel and wife, Tanis, Patrick and wife, Cathy, Amy Thibodeau, Douglas Smith and wife, Shelley, and Rebecca Toole and husband, Tim; four great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jamie and Rhys Thibodeau, Ryan Toole; five stepgrandchildren, Alivia, Cassidy and Nicole Bradley, Maureen and Eddy Irgens; and one great-great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Nadeau; as well as nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents; she was predeceased by her husband, Paul; two sisters, Ella Morin and Laurette Laliberty; three brothers, Gerald, Lionel and Albert Fontaine; and daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn Thibodeau.