1922 – 2015

JAY — Frederick “Ted” E. Thibeau, 92, a resident of Jay, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 25, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Scarborough, the son of William and Celine (Arsenault) Thibeau. He was a graduate of Scarborough High School. Ted served in the U.S. Army during World War II, landing in Iwo Jima, attached to the Fifth Marine Division.

On Sept. 16, 1978, he married Barbara (Galuza) Babb, and they later renewed their vows on April 12, 1997, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay.

Throughout the years, Ted worked doing body and fender repair, as a welder at the shipyard and a superintendent for Commercial Welders, working all over New England area. He later worked for Local 217, now known as Maine Plumbers and Pipefitters, UA Local 716.

Ted was a life member of Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335 and Lane-Dube Amvets Post 33 in Jay; and Maine Plumbers and Pipefitters, UA Local 716 in Augusta. He enjoyed playing the guitar, building folk art and cleverly working with metal and wood, creating many items. He was a loving and devoted family man and friend and will be greatly missed by those that knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Thibeau of Jay; his son, Dennis Thibeau and his wife, Anita, of Saco; three daughters, Linda Manos and companion, Eddie, of Windham, Susan Gamache and husband, Mike, of Old Orchard Beach, and Patty Wheeler and husband, Paul, of Greene; two stepsons, Mike Babb of East Livermore and Scott Babb of Peru; and stepdaughter, Michelle “Mikie” Alexsuk and husband, Keith, of Brooksville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia (Galuza) Knowlton and Wayne Knowlton of Livermore Falls.

He was predeceased by his by his parents; brothers, Neil and Maynard; sisters, Bernice and Lorrett; and stepson, Robert Babb Jr.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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