GEORGETOWN — Joan P. Tibbetts, 79, died Jan. 21 at Winship Green Nursing Home in Bath with her loving husband, beloved children and dog by her side.
She was born in Nashua, N.H. on Dec. 29, 1932 and was the daughter of Frank E. Burnham and Sylvia R. Burnham.
On July 11, 1950 she married Arthur E. Tibbetts and they made their home in Georgetown.
Tibbetts worked in several places throughout her life including Brown Brothers Restaurant and Motel in Boothbay Harbor, Five Island Seafood, the “Love News” snack bar, The Georgetown Country Store, The Grey Havens Inn and helped her husband run Kennebec Lobster Co. In addition to her many vocations, Tibbetts was a loving mother and homemaker.
She was a member of the Five Islands Baptist Church, The Bath Emblem Club and she volunteered for the Georgetown Women’s Working League.
Her family and friends will remember her as a fun-loving woman who always had a smile on her face and was always willing to help anyone. She loved animals and enjoyed cooking, going on boat rides and spending time with family and friends.
Tibbetts is survived by her husband Arthur Tibbetts Sr.; daughter Michelle Plummer and her husband Glenn of Five Islands; two sons Arthur Tibbetts Jr. and his companion Arlene Smith of Camden and Michael Tibbetts of Georgetown; sister Pamela Matthews and her husband Dave Horsley of Panama City, Fla.; grandson Matthew Tibbetts and his wife Christina of Thomaston; great-grandchildren Lucas and Lyla; a very special niece Jody Ann Murphy of Woolwich; her best friend Vicky Hilton of Damariscotta; cousin Cathy of California; and many other nieces, nephews, special friends and several brother and sister-in-laws. She was predeceased by daughter Sherry Ann Tibbetts; daughter-in-law Carolyn Tibbetts; two brothers Robert Merchant and Frank “Skipper” Burnham.
A celebration of her life was held on Jan. 28 at the Five Islands Baptist Church followed by a gathering of family and friends. Burial will take place in the spring at Mountainside Cemetery in Georgetown.
Memorial contributions may be made to either The Georgetown Community Center, 19 Old Schoolhouse Road, Georgetown, ME 04548, The George Town Fire Department, P.O. Box 199 Georgetown, 04548, or to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10310, Portland, ME 04104.