OBITUARY

John Philip Thibault

June 24, 1929January 20, 2021

Age 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Kindest man who ever lived. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 24, 1929 to Philip and Florence Thibault. He graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1947. He then enlisted in the United States Army. He was a sergeant, serving as a radio operator stationed in Eritrea during the Korean War. Upon his return, he married the love of his life and commander-in-chief, Monica Burton, on October 17, 1953 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Ann Arbor. He completed his college degree after the war, then worked 45 years as an industrial engineer with Ford Motor Company, the last 5 years as a consultant. Upon his retirement, he devoted his life to his 6 grandchildren. Many of their friends also referred to him as grandpa. He never missed a piano or dance recital, a baseball, basketball or football game. He will be remembered forever by those who knew and loved him. John is survived by his wife Monica, two daughters: Molly (Robert) Cleary, and Marti (Michael) Blayer, both of Ann Arbor, MIchigan, 6 grandchildren: Jack Cleary, Sam Cleary, Monica (Lance) Burgstiner, Meghan Cleary, Joe Cleary and Annie Cleary. There are two great granddaughters: Nora and Ada Burgstiner. Preceding John in death were his parents Philip and Florence Thibault. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Friday January 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM with visitation one half hour before mass. Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Arbor Hospice of Ann Arbor.

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Burial of Ashes

    Friday, January 29, 2021

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Molly Cleary

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Nora & Great Grandpa

Molly Cleary

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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY