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Thelma L. Henry

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Thelma L. Henry Obituary
Thelma Louise Henry (Poole), of Stoneham, born October 1, 1940, went peacefully to be with Our Lord November 16, 2017, surrounded by family. Her parents were Frederick Poole and Dorothy Poole (Dahlroth). As a young girl, Thelma was a go-getter, selling wild flowers to contribute to the familys financial needs. She graduated from Framingham High School in 1958. She married George Libby, deceased, on May 21, 1961. Together they lovingly raised three children: Michael Limperopoulos, deceased, Lynda Libby Greenberg and James Libby; and step-children Joseph Libby, deceased, Robin Sprague and Debra Byrd. Thelma remarried Frank Henry on August 23, 1991, welcoming the Henry boys: Bruce, Brian, Christopher and Kevin into the family. Thelma was one of six children: Donald Poole, Myrtle Still, deceased, Marianne Keefe, Jeanette Arlington, and Nom Ono Mon, (aka Wayne Poole, deceased). Her unconditional love knew no boundaries, particularly the love she had for her 18 grandchildren. Thelma was always in service to others; her family, her friends, her customers and utmost to God. She was the Orchestrator of her family, ensuring that everyone was included in the next event. She traveled the world on a budget, enjoying anticipating the travel as much as the experience itself. Thelma quietly learned to paint and became an exceptional artist, inspired by her sister Marianne. In addition to raising her family, she jointly ran a restaurant, was a waitress and bartender. Her customers became her friends who became her family. After retiring, she accepted her favorite job to care for her grandchildren. Thelma had an abundance of energy, an exuberance for life so endless that pages could be filled with her exploits of giving, her numerous acts of kindness large and small. Names could be listed for line after line with corresponding stories of the difference she made in the lives of others. She preached softly in words that were but whispers and lived strongly in abounding faith. All who met her were nourished with happiness, filled with acceptance and cradled with patience. She walked with a love so selfless, so powerful, so void of vulnerability, that for those moments in her presence, fears melted away, doubt disappeared, sadness faded into the background. With unconditional love in her heart for all she met, with loyalty to something greater than self, without judgement, she walked with her Lord Jesus Christ. Her spirit will live on in our hearts for eternity. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 6pm followed by a reception from 7-8:30pm at Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA.
Published in The Wakefield Observer from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6, 2017
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