Louise E. Thibeault Sr., 84: Veteran, former firefighter

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BRUNSWICK — Louis E. Thibeault Sr., 84, died peacefully April 19 at the Horizon’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brunswick.

He was born in Brunswick Sept. 3, 1929, the son of Emile J. Thibeault and Rose Bouchard Thibeault. He attended St. John’s School and was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick.

He went to work at an early age at his family’s trucking company, Thibeault’s Express in Brunswick. Upon leaving Thibeault’s Express, he was employed at the Public Works Department. Thibeault was also a call man for the Brunswick Fire Department for many years.

He married Jaqueline O. Bernier July 23, 1949. After her death in 1997, he married Stella Bernier, of Brunswick.

He was in the Army and then served in the National Guard in Brunswick for over 35 years, retiring as first sergeant at age 60.

He was a lifelong member of the Brunswick Elks Club. He enjoyed summer vacations, when his family was young, at Lake Moxie in The Forks. After retiring, he spent many summers helping his granddaughter, Kate Farnham, haul her lobster traps in the West Bath area. He also enjoyed spending the winter months at his home in Florida.

He was predeceased  by his first wife, Jackie; son, Kevin R. Thibeault; brother, Emile J. Thibeault Jr.; sister, Lorraine Thibeault Golden; granddaughter, Lindsey H. Thibeault; and his second wife, Stella Bernier Thibeault.

He is survived by four sons, Louis E. Thibeault Jr., of Brunswick, Mark Thibeault and wife, Cindy, of Portland, Brian Thibeault and wife, Louise, of Brunswick and Tod Thibeault, of Brunswick; daughter, Cheryl Farnham and husband, Bruce, of West Bath; brother, Robert Thibeault and wife, Deanna, of Sabattus; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services with military honors will be announced at a later date. Interment to follow the funeral services at Hillside Cemetery, Lisbon Falls.

Memorial donations may be made to CHANS/Hospice at 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, Brunswick.

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