WILFRED JAMES THIBODEAU

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.

BARNARD TOWNSHIP – Wilfred James Thibodeau, 91, husband of Leona R. (Buxton) Thibodeau, died Jan. 24, 2008, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1916, in Merrimack, N.H., the son of Arthur and Alma (Camire) Thibodeau. In his earlier years, he had been employed in Merrimack, N.H., by Cogger Poultry Farm, J. Wilson French Lumber Co. and Lester J. Langley Carpenter. After moving to Milford, N.H., he was employed by Abbott Machine Co., Wilton, N.H., for more than 31 years. He became foreman of their carpenter shop. He was also a licensed electrician. He had been a member and past master of Thornton Grange No. 31 of Merrimack, N.H., and a 7th degree member of the National Grange. He had also been a member of Abbott Machine Co. Bowling League for many years. While living in Milford, N.H., he had been a member of Church of Our Savior Episcopal. In later years, he became a member of Brownville Community Church UCC. He had also been a member of Brownville Historical Society and Brownville Snowmobile Club. In 1993, he and his wife moved to their camp in Sebec Village. In 1994 he constructed a new home in Barnard Township, which he really enjoyed. He leaves his wife, Leona, with whom he had celebrated 60 years of marriage, Dec. 31, 2007; four daughters, Patricia L. Thibodeau and her husband, Steven Malamut, of Chapel Hill, N.C., Sandra J. Thibodeau of Sebec, Ann T. Hollyday of Cape Elizabeth and Jane T. Pasanen of Gray; three grandchildren, Amanda and William Hollyday and Brianna Pasanen; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Willie, Alcide, Edgar and Henry; and sisters, Orala, Rosilda and Doris. Graveside services at Barnard Cemetery will be announced by Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, in the spring. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Brownville Community Church, P.O. Box 706, Brownville, ME 04414 or Pine Tree Hospice, 897 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

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