Sylvia R. Thibodeau
March 26, 1929 – February 29, 2020
LEWISTON: Sylvia R. Thibodeau, 90, of Auburn peacefully passed away on Saturday February 29, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston with her loving daughter by her side. She was born in Winchester, NH on March 26, 1929 a daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys (Thomes) Thacher. She grew up in New Hampshire and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy. She was one of the first female Occupational Therapists and was very proud of that fact. Sylvia married Joseph Thibodeau, Jr. on November 22, 1962 and they moved to Maine shortly after and started a family together. During that time, she worked as an Occupational Therapist until the mid 70's when she became a supervisor at Nezinscot Guild where she would also help with disabled people until her retirement. Sylvia will always be remembered for her love of being involved in the Ladies Auxiliary of The VFW. She was president of the Auxiliary for several years. Later she became a member of the Red Hatters. She was a very active woman and enjoyed the time she spent helping others and these organizations.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Thibodeau of Auburn, step-daughter, Camilla Thibodeau of Bradford, VT, daughter-in-law, Edythe Thibodeau of Bridgton, and three nieces, Sandy Hoar, Dee Edelman and Nancy French. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph, her son Andrew Thibodeau and her sister, Hazel Edelman.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Sylvia's family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.
Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Sunday March 8, 2020 from 1-2pm followed by Words of Remembrance shared by family and friends at 2pm also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.
- She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Thibodeau of Auburn, step-daughter, Camilla Thibodeau of Bradford, VT, daughter-in-law, Edythe Thibodeau of Bridgton, and three nieces, Sandy Hoar, Dee Edelman and Nancy French. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph, her son Andrew Thibodeau and her sister, Hazel Edelman.
- Visitation Sunday, March 8, 2020
- Words of Remembrance Sunday, March 8, 2020
Sylvia R. Thibodeau
March 3, 2020
I grew up with her daughter Mary Lou. We were best friends. Her Mom always let us go to each other's houses, play, have fun, and run amuck! She was a kind soul, which was passed on to her kids. Blessings to all of her survivors, and my deepest condolences to them all.