KEENE — Stella V. Thibeault, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., after a period of failing health.
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Born June 2, 1922, in Lowell, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Minot and Mae (Buswell) Secord. She was raised and educated in both Lowell and Chelmsford, Mass. and graduated from Chelmsford High School in 1939.
Stella married James F. Thibeault of Lowell, Mass. on Aug. 30, 1942, at St. Johns the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, Mass. They lived and raised their family in Westford, Mass.
Stella worked at Honeywell Information Systems in Lowell and also in Lawrence, Mass., then later for Data Instruments in Acton, Mass.
After her retirement she volunteered for many organizations including: The Senior Center of Westford, Mass., The League of the Blind in Lowell Mass., Ashuelot Counseling Services of Winchester, N.H., Weeks Memorial Hospital of Lancaster, N.H. and The Red Cross of Ft Pierce, Fla.
She was a member of the Golden Ages of Westford, Mass., the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association and the American Legion Auxiliary of Tyngsboro, Mass.
She enjoyed traveling and spending time with many of her dear friends and also wintered in Ft Pierce, Fla. for a few years.
The past 15 years she has resided in the Keene area, enjoying the company of her siblings and family members, all very dear to her.
She is survived by her four children, Carol Doyon and her husband Dona of Strafford, N.H., James Thibeault and his wife Karen of Malden, W. Va., Marilyn Lyons and her husband Barry of Rindge, N.H. and David Thibeault and his wife Susan of Brookline, N.H.
She leaves eleven grandchildren, who always appreciated their fun times with their "Nana/Nans," Scott Doyon, Christopher Doyon, Jennifer Carberry, Kate Buckovitch, David Thibeault Jr, Kimberly Consoli, Dana Thibeault, Benjamin Lyons, Corey Lyons, Barry Lyons Jr. and Joseph Lyons; nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Patrice Bouchie of Winchester, N.H.; two brothers, Richard Secord and his wife Norma of Winchester, N.H. and Harold Secord and his wife Linda of Winchester, N.H.; her sisters in law, Rita Kirikakos of Lowell, Mass. and Anna Kinney of Chelmsford, Mass.; and also many dear friends.
She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, James F. Thibeault; sisters, Barbara Warren, Dorothy Martin, and Charlotte Secord; brothers, Gilbert and Donald Secord; and great granddaughter, Jamie Marie Doyon.
A memorial mass will be held at St Johns the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, Mass. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. A private burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Westford MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Red Cross, www.redcross.org or to The League for the Blind and Disabled, 5821 S. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816 www.the-league.org.
Arrangements under the direction of the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, Manchester, N.H. for online guest book go to: www.csnh.com.
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Published in Fosters from May 23 to May 24, 2012