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Helene J. Thibodeau

Helene J. (Doiron) Thibodeau, 97, of Gardner, died peacefully, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in her daughter’s residence, surrounded by her family after a short illness.

Born in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada, on December 9, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marguerite (Robichaud) Doiron. On September 9, 1947, she married Edmond F. Thibodeau and together they immigrated to the United States in 1964. She was employed by Dosan Sportswear as a stitcher for 16-years until her retirement in 1986. She previously was employed by Tootsie Doll Clothes of Leominster and the Gardner News.

Helene was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Marie Oratory at Holy Rosary Church. She was a former member of the Gardner Golden Agers and was a member of the Assumption Monument Association in Rogersville, NB, Canada. Helene loved to knit, play cards, work on puzzles. She loved to travel— especially to Canada and Maine. But the time that she truly treasured and loved the most was time spent with her family.

Helene is survived by her four daughters, Phyllis Richard and her husband Omer of Gardner, Doris Caouette and her husband Cleo of Gardner, Charline Daigle and her husband Charlie of Gardner and Jocelyne Levasseur and her husband Yves of Gardner; a daughter-in-law, Sandi Thibodeau of Westminster; thirteen grandchildren, Kristin Richard, Danielle Mulloy and her husband Alex, Justin Richard, Amanda Richard, Monique LeBlanc and her husband Matthew, Justen Levasseur and his wife Tricia, Michele Goderre and her husband Dan, Jill Thibodeau and her fiancé Corey Dion, Megan Thibodeau; Wesley Caouette and his wife Lauren, Ashley Chicoine and her husband Jason, Kalyn Dudley and her husband Rick, and Kasandra Erdmann and her husband Bobby; twenty-two great-grandchildren Keyshawn and Jaylen Kirkland, Colton, Axel and Bode Levasseur, Cameron and Lydon Caouette, Graham and Leo Dudley, Cahill and Ellery Erdmann, Amaiya, Jada, and Reese LeBlanc, Millie and Marlee Goderre, Analisa, Preston and Lyla Richard, Beau Chicoine (arriving shortly), Lydia Dupres, and Elian Ramirez; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her husband, of 38-years, Edmond F. Thibodeau, she was predeceased by a son, Roger Joseph Thibodeau, a sister, Florence Maillet; four brothers Amable, Emile, Raymond and Ernest Doiron.

Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Annunciation Parish Renovation Fund, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440 or to the Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Please reference in memory of Helene J. Thibodeau.

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Our deepest condolences to Doris and family. Helene was a wonderful, kind loving lady, she is now your angel watching over you. I can just see her, my Mom Bertha and Mrs Henry laughing up there. Three best friends together again.
Love Roger and Lucille

Lucille Vautour May 31 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the family. She was such a sweet lady. My sister Ginette and I had visited her last September and we made plans to go see her in March but with the pandemic we had to cancel our trip. She will be missed. Hugs Love Nicole and Jean-Guy Bernard

Nicole Bernard May 30 2020 12:00 AM

Chre famille Thibodeau,
Je suis attriste d'apprendre le dpart de celle que vous aimiez tant.J'ai eu le bonheur de la rencontrer en aot 2018.
J'tais avec mes surs Odile et Carole. Cette rencontre restera grave dans mon cur.Je l'ai tout de suite aime.
Toutes mes penses sont avec vous,
Claire Robichaud

Claire Robichaud May 30 2020 12:00 AM

Helen's family & friends
" Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs" Sorry for your Loss!
Carole ( Robichaud) Durgerian
Derry, NH

Carole Durgerian May 29 2020 12:00 AM

Nos plus syncres sympathies a toute la famille Votre Maman tait une personne tres amiable .
Rheal Rose et famille

Rheal Rose Leger May 29 2020 12:00 AM

To all ma tantes family

Mary Ellen and I are deeply saddened by ma tantes passing , she was such a vibrant person , i will always remember her time with her mom and dad, my mom and her brothers and the joy we felt being in their company , we were given the gift of their presence and it is up to us to carry on the gift of life they gave to all of us , to enjoy every moment , to pass on the joy of life that ma tante her sister and brothers shared with us , RIP MA TANTE --- LOVE ROBERT

Robert Maillet May 29 2020 12:00 AM

Doris, Phyllis and family: please know how sad we are to hear of "Mum's" passing. She was always a gracious lady, smiling, enjoying her children and their friends. We're all better for knowing Mrs. Thibodeau. Rest in peace.

Paulette & Roy McLachlan May 29 2020 12:00 AM

The sweetest neighbor ever, we shared alot of great memories of Canada , she was full of wisdom and loved to share about her family. I will miss the pitter patter of her feet across the floor as she lived above me. Truly a wonderful person. I will miss your smile !

Michelle king May 28 2020 12:00 AM

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