Loretta Thibodeau



FORT KENT, Maine — Loretta Thibodeau, 98, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at a Fort Kent healthcare facility. She was born in St. Francis on November  26, 1917, the daughter of Raymond D. and Mattie A. (Nadeau) Pelletier. She was a loving wife of 64 years to Omer A. Thibodeau, who predeceased her in 2006. Loretta was a member of the Cooperative Extension Service, Charter member of the NMMC Ladies Hospital Guild, Fort Kent Senior Citizens, Fort Kent Golf Club, Lonesome Pine Trails, X-country Ski Club, Fort Kent Bridge Club, Local March of Dimes chairperson for 12 years, member of the Fort Kent Historical Society, Immunization clinic volunteer, and a recipient of the Remember Me Award in 2016. She is survived by her son, Dr. Omer and his wife, Maxine Thibodeau of Kennebunkport; daughter, Anita and her husband, Gary Hedstrom of Farmington; and son, James and his wife, Nancy Thibodeau of Cross Lake. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Ryan and his wife, Ragan Hedstrom, Alec Thibodeau and partner, Debora Dormody, Mamie Thibodeau, Heidi Hedstrom, Joel Thibodeau, Sara Thibodeau, Evangeline Thibodeau and her husband, Michael Bartner, Monica and her husband, Matthew Clark, Renee Thibodeau, and Paul and his wife, Elizabeth Thibodeau; four great-grandchildren, Scarlet Bartner, Chandler Clark, Dylan Hedstrom and Opal Bartner; and special friend, Carol Jandreau. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one son, Paul R. Thibodeau; five sisters, Oleda Heade, Frances Fielding, Albertine Breen Furlong, Fern Knight and Nicee Pelletier; three brothers, Randolph, Leo and Edwin “Kit” Pelletier. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Committal services  followed in the parish cemetery. In Loretta’s memory, donations may be made to the St. Francis Historical Society, 1074 Maine St., St. Francis, ME 04774 or to the Fort Kent Historical Society, PO Box 181, Fort Kent, ME 04743.


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