BREWER AND OLD TOWN – Mary Ann (Lavoie) Thibodeau joined her husband and son in heaven on July 2, 2014, at age 90. Mary Ann was born Oct. 16, 1923, to Nizier and Annie (Michaud) Lavoie in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.
She moved to Milford with her family as a teenager and on Oct. 19, 1946, married the love of her life, Clement Albert Thibodeau.
Mary Ann loved coffee ice cream, Pats Pizza, her “gossip” magazines, music, Christmas lights, visiting with family and going to church. In Old Town, she was a member of the Holy Family Parish, VFW Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus No. 2537, and the Senior Citizens Club. She worked for 5 years at Home Private Hospital, 17 years at Woolworth Store, 13 years at the woolen mill, and 23 years at the University of Maine.
She loved to tell the story of sitting on the front porch with Clement at their Perkins Avenue home every Friday night, sipping a toddy while splitting the money from their paychecks into envelopes one for each bill they had to pay. At the end, they would sometimes only have a nickel or nothing left over, but she said they always made it work because they had each other.
Mary Ann was predeceased by her husband, Clement; their son, Raymond Thibodeau; a sister, Simon Perro; and brothers, Rudolph and Alban Lavoie.
She is survived by one brother, Lucien Lavoie and his wife, Anne, of Bradley; two sisters, Edwina Thibeault and Theresa DeGrasse, both of Old Town; and grandchildren, Michael Thibodeau of Hampden, Cory Thibodeau and his wife, Aimee, of Eddington, and Megan (Thibodeau) Burpee and her husband, Marcus, of Bangor. Mary Ann loved her great-grandchildren, Cameron, Zachary, Kaileigh, Noah and Chloe with all her heart. She also leaves behind very special people in her life Wanda Golding and her husband, Rick “double-headed twippy twirl” Golding, and many nieces and nephews whom she adored.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Old Town. Immediately following all services everyone is invited to return to the Parish Center for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church Old Town, 429 Main St., Old Town, ME 04468.