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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Lillian A. Thibodeau

December 7, 1927February 7, 2020
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Lillian A. (Gainey) Thibodeau, 92, of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2020. She was the devoted wife of the late Earl J. Thibodeau.

Born on December 7, 1927 in Lynn, she was the cherished daughter of the late Jeremiah W. and Lillian M. (Andrews) Gainey. Lillian attended Lynn English High School, graduating with the Class of 1945. Following graduation, Lillian received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She had a desire for knowledge and taught elementary school at the Captain William Shoemaker School for 27 years.

She lived an active life full of activities like swimming, practice yoga, traveling, attending the movies and being a member of the Golden Girls of Lynn. However, Lillian’s greatest passion of all was spending time with her 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lillian is survived by her children Lynne Cunningham of Amesbury; Jeanne McMenimen and her husband David of Marblehead; Cheryl Carden and her husband Stephen of West Haven, CT; John E. Thibodeau and his wife Susan of Lexington; and Mary White of Salem; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sisters Geraldine Donahue and Kathryn M. McManus.

Lillian’s visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Her funeral mass will follow at 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott. Interment will be at Swampscott Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to be made in Lillian’s name to the Brooksby Village Student Scholarship Fund, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA. 01960.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Lillian A. Thibodeau

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Jane Moody

February 18, 2020

Lillian was my across the hall neighbor at Four Mile Village. We enjoyed many good times together. She lived a full life, so celebrate her. Jane Moody

Dave Gutz

February 17, 2020

To the family: I am very sorry to hear this.

Yulissa Vittini

February 11, 2020

I’m still in shock! Just had dinner with her on Tuesday, I’ll always remember her with a smile on her face, lovely, kind, grateful can’t say enough good things about her. I’m sure God will have you in a better place Rest In Peace Lil

Marge Callahan

February 11, 2020

Lil was my coworker at Shoemaker School. She will be remembered for her innate kindness and warmth. She was a devoted teacher and mother. May she Rest In Peace.

Arlene Aubrey

February 10, 2020

To all of my dear Thibodeau family,
So sorry for your loss. Lil was a fine person, I don’t remember ever seeing her without a smile on her face with some cheerful comments to make. She truly loved her family dearly. May she Rest In Peace.
My deepest sympathies,
Love,
Arlene

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