LEWISTON — Rita B. Thibault, 89, a longtime resident of 36 Cook St., Auburn, passed away peacefully at d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston surrounded by family Saturday, March 25.

She was born in Lewiston on June 27, 1927, the daughter of the late Louie and Mary Dumont Bouchard. She was educated in Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School, Class of ’46.

Rita worked in the office of Bell Moc Shoe Factory prior to starting a family. Once her children were all in school, she returned to work as the bookkeeper and office manager for Dr. Gilman Bouchard, and later for Dr. Roger Bergeron, from which she retired after many years. After she retired, she became very involved as a volunteer at Russell Park Manor and at the St. Louis Food Pantry. She was a very active member of the Ladies of St. Anne Sodality and was a Eucharistic minister at St. Louis Parish.

She leaves her husband of almost 70 years, Raymond Thibault, of Auburn; her three daughters, Patricia Roy and her husband, Donald, Louise Bradford and her husband, Lindy, and Ann Michaud and her husband, Paul; along with 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Bernadette Wagner and Doris Dion.

Donations and condolences may be found online at www.albert-burpee.com.

Rita B. Thibault

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