Richard L. Thibeault, 80, a long time resident of Hudson, died on Friday, Jan. 11th at Marlboro Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Katherine P. (Drudy) Thibeault of Hudson. Richard was born and raised in Somerville, son of the late Lawrence and Verna (Ross) Thibeault. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951 until being honorably discharged in 1954. He was an accomplished chef for many years at Boston University and later was employed as a chef at the Raytheon Company cafeteria in Marlboro. Richard took great pride in his career as a chef, he enjoyed the many summers he spent as a chef at the Adams Pond Boy Scout Camp in New Hampshire. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially looked forward to attending his childrens sporting events throughout their youth and high school careers. He was a member of the Hudson Lodge of Elks and member of Saint Michaels Parish in Hudson. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, James Thibeault of Marlboro, Joni Turner and her husband Paul of Webster, Mark Thibeault and his wife Donna of Hudson and Matthew Thibeault of Webster. He is also survived by his two sisters, Annette Vinning and her husband Charles of Medford, Jane Reid of North Carlona; his five loving grandchildren, Elizabeth, Shawn and Ryan Turner, Gregory and Melanie Thibeault; his great grandson, Kaden Romanik and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may attend a calling hour on Monday, Jan. 14th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (www.tighehamilton.com) followed by a service and celebration of Richards life on Monday, Jan. 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
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Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19, 2013