Joseph V. "Gov" Thibodeau Jr.

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Joseph V. "Gov" Thibodeau Jr., 56, of Bolton, the son of the late Joseph V. Thibodeau Sr. and Beverly Jean (Dobson) Thibodeau, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home.

Born in East Hartford, he resided in Bolton for the last 15 years. He was a member of the Zipzer Club of Manchester. Joe was an avid card player enjoying cribbage and set back. He loved music and spending time listening to his large collection of albums.

He will be deeply missed by his friends and family, which include his longtime partner, Kathleen Perkins; as well as his daughters, Crystal Perkins and Kelly Michaud; his sister and her husband, Heidi and Doug Kallinich; two aunts, Anita Hammond and Nancy Thibodeau; five grandchildren and many cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two uncles, Leslie Thibodeau and William Dobson; and an aunt, Ardith McCarty.

There are no calling hours and the funeral will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester, has care of arrangements.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 17 to Mar. 21, 2014