CONNOR TOWNSHIP – Linda D. Thibodeau, 62, died July 10, 2010, in Bangor from complications due to an automobile accident. She was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Caribou, daughter of the late Bertrand and Edwidge (Gagnon) Damboise. Linda was a 1966 graduate of Caribou High School and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was employed as a cook at the former Loring Air Force Base for a number of years, and more recently was employed by Caribou Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she loved sharing her fine cooking talents as well as her joy of life with her co-workers as well as the residents there. She volunteered her time for many causes, but none more important to her than the “Sunshine Club” at Caribou Nursing Home. Linda was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a gentle soul who cherished her family and friends, and loved the gatherings at her home for fine home cooked French dishes. Linda was predeceased by her first husband, Roger Hebert, in 1977. In 1978, she met and fell in love with Percy Thibodeau of Connor, who survives her. Together they raised their five children, Roger Herbert and his wife, Julie, of Morgan Hill, Calif., Todd Herbert and his wife, Polly, of Houlton, Tim Hebert and his wife, Kira, of Bangor, Amy Walker and her husband, Timothy, of Fort Fairfield, and Carol Thibodeau of Connor; four brothers, Conrad Damboise of Augusta, Wayne and Cindy Damboise of Connor, Alan and Stephanie Damboise of Old Town, and Rodney and Janet Damboise of Laconia, N.H.; two sisters, Carmen and Tom Tetu of Holden, and Donna and Shane Grindle of Owls Head; 11 grandchildren, with one more on the way; many nieces and nephews. Linda was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Pat Damboise. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Linda’s nephew, Father Aaron Damboise officiating. Interment will be at the parish cemetery. After the services all are invited to the parish center for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Linda may do so through Caribou Nursing and Rehabilitation Sunshine Club Fund.
LINDA D. THIBODEAU
Posted July 12, 2010, at 7:18 p.m.