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Edward Thibodeau

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Edward C. Thibodeau, 85, a longtime resident of Park Street, Bennington, died Friday Nov. 3, 2006, surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Susan and David Crossman of Shaftsbury.

He was born in Bennington, Aug. 5, 1921. He was the son of the late Joseph and Amelia (Roy) Thibodeau. He received his education in Bennington. Mr. Thibodeau was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Army.

Mr. Thibodeau married the former Lucy A. Marshall in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 27, 1942. Mrs. Thibodeau died June 7, 2001.

Mr. Thibodeau was employed at BenMont Paper Company for 38 years until the time of his retirement in 1986.

He was a member of the Bennington Elks Lodge 567, the American Legion Post 13 and a longtime member of the Bennington Hook and Ladder Fire Department.

An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Alberta and Roscoe Harrington of Bennington, Cathy and Gerald Aiken of Cambridge, N.Y., Dawn and Russell Mack of Bennington and Susan and David Crossman of Shaftsbury. A son and daughter-in-law, Terry Thibodeau and Nicole Pritikin of Bennington; 18 grandchildren, Dolores Gingue, Michael Harrington, Ross Harrington, Dawn King, Melissa Spiezio, Elaine St. Mary, Kristin Mack, Allison Livingston, Caitlin Mack, Cori Thibodeau, Shawn Thibodeau, Travis Thibodeau, Kelly Thibodeau, Tyler Thibodeau, Lisa Burgess, Ashley Crossman, Landre Crossman and Cody Crossman; 12 great-grandchildren. A sister Doris Boulet of Bennington. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by two brothers Roy and Alfred Thibodeau.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at 9:15 a.m. with a prayer and then from Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington at 10 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered.

The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery where military honors will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Mr. Thibodeau may be made to the VNA and Hospice at Southwestern Vermont Health Care through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

All members of the Bennington Fire Department are requested to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday evening at 7 p.m.
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2006
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