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Elizianne "Liz" Thibodeau

Elizianne "Liz" (LeBlanc) Thibodeau, 92, of Gardner, died peacefully in her daughter's arms Monday, December 11, 2017 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following a brief illness.
Born in Bouctouche, N.B. Canada on December 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Augustin and Christine (Cormier) LeBlanc. Liz was raised in Canada and graduated high school in her hometown of Bouctouche.
She was employed in the cafeteria of Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner for 22 years, retiring in 1998. Liz was previously employed by Heywood Hospital of Gardner, and she had worked at the former Giants Store of Gardner from the day it opened until the day is closed.
She was a devoted member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner, where she attended Mass daily and volunteered with the church dinners.
Liz loved gardening, whether it was outside in her flower gardens or tending to her indoor plants she had a green thumb like no other. She loved feeding the birds and watching them from her kitchen window. Liz enjoyed knitting, and she was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins.
She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Leo Thibodeau, who died in 1983, and by her son, Robert Thibodeau, who died in 2016.
Liz leaves one son, John Thibodeau and his wife Dianne of Myrtle Beach, SC; one daughter, LuAnn M. Thibodeau of Gardner; two grandchildren, Christine Yablonski and Robert Thibodeau, Jr.; her best friend, Mary Ruth; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves her grand fur-baby, Minion the cat, whom she talked to everyday and who made videos for her when she was in the nursing home. Liz was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Wilfred and Willie LeBlanc; and by five sisters, Sylvarine LeBlanc, Viola Dionne, Amanda LeBlanc, Helene LeBlanc and Delima Daigle.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 23rd from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, December 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Covenant House, 461 8th Avenue, New York City, NY 10001.
Liz's family would like to extend a special 'thank you' to Dr. John Harrington.
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Visitation Details

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 11:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner

Interment Details

Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner


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Hi LuAnn, I am so sorry to hear about Liz's passing. There are so many happy memories from when we were dumb high school kids, piling into your house and torturing Liz and especially Leo. I also fondly remember her at the college, always with a wonderful smile and great conversation. I hope your memories will help to sustain you.

Gary Starzynski Dec 22 2017 12:00 AM

Liz was one of the best ladies I have known. Non-judgmental a friend to everyone. She will be sorely missed by many. I just regret not being able to go visit her. Rest easy Memiere Thibodeau '-

Marcia Dec 17 2017 12:00 AM

LuAnn, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.Now she can rest . I remember when we were kids up on the hill. She was a great women and always invited us in to her home.

Susan Dress Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

Luann, We are so sorry for your sadness. We know you are glad she is home with the Lord but it still is very hard for you. Please take care. Rest in the many memories you both made together. Love, Diane & Kevin

Diane & Kevin Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to my cousins, especially LuAnn, on the death of my Aunt Liz. May she Rest In Peace with my Uncle Leo and my cousin, Bob. Love always. ai

Pat and Dave Dakota Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in peace to a wonderful friend to my mom throughout the years. She will leave a void in her life. Take care Luanne. (((Hugs)))

Mary and Kathleen Ruth Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

May you remember and celebrate her long life at the service on the 23rd. I will remember her at Mass on the 16th. Prayers continue for all who are grieving.

Most Rev. Dr. Bruce D. LeBlanc Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

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