1943 – 2014

AUBURN — Philip E. Thibodeau Jr., 70, of Phippsburg and formerly of Rumford, passed away on Friday, May 23, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, with his children by his side.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1943, in Rumford. He graduated from Stephens High School in 1961, and earned a bachelor of science in engineering from Maine Maritime Academy in 1965. From 1965 to 1970, he sailed the world as a merchant marine, including Vietnam during the war. He then owned and operated Star Taxi in Rumford, before working as a mechanical project engineer at the Rumford mill, retiring in 2002, after 21 years.

An avid and successful deer hunter, Phil loved fishing, golf and the outdoors. During off seasons, he kept busy with carpentry, woodworking and home improvement projects. He was a good father, who was always willing to help.

He is survived by his daughter, Deanna Kersey and her husband, Patrick, of Dixfield; his son, Dave Thibodeau, of California; four brothers, Brad and his wife, Elissa, of Andover, Dale and his wife, Patty, of Portville, N.Y., Mike and his wife, Louanne, of Rumford Center and Richard and his wife, Lise, of Worcester, Vt.; three sisters, Lou Ann Thibodeau and companion, Del Johnston, of Gardiner, Debbie Peale and husband, Rob, of Readfield and Mary Ann McCall of Northfield, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Philip E. Thibodeau Sr. and Louetta Bernard Thibodeau of Roxbury Pond.

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