Francis W. Thibodeau

July 8, 1912February 12, 2013

OLD TOWN - Francis W. Thibodeau, 100, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Orono Commons. He was born July 8, 1912, in Old Town, the son of Ida Thibodeau.

Francis was raised and educated in the Old Town area. He was a lifelong member of Holy Family Church, dating back to when it was known as St. Joseph's. He spent most of his career working in the textile mills of Old Town and Orono. He had a tremendous work ethic, which he passed on to his children. He was a lifelong member of Knights of Columbus and a former auxiliary firefighter. Francis loved animals of all kinds, as well as the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at Camp Pinewood, Greenfield. He looked forward to his camp outings on Sundays, when he would smoke a cigar with his son and reminisce about the old times. He was a very kind and gentle man. He was an avid reader, and later switched to audio books to get his fill of Westerns, mysteries and sports. Francis was a big Red Sox fan and an even bigger Celtics fan! He enjoyed cooking, eating delicious desserts and sweets, and getting visits from his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Florence (Seymour) Thibodeau; a son, Ronald Thibodeau; a brother, Junior Ouellette; and a grandson, Christopher Drummond. He is survived by two sons, David Thibodeau and his wife, Phyllis, of Old Town and Nick Thibodeau of Biddeford; two daughters, Jean Drummond of Old Orchard and Marguerite Serour and her husband, Lou, of Falmouth; a daughter-in-law, Mildred Smith of Bradley; two sisters, Isabelle McInnis and her husband, Thomas, of Bangor and Rita Pelletier of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Lisa, Kim, Jill, Tony, Mark, Scott, Mike, Andrea, Jessica, Rick, Danielle, Michael, Niele, Jason and Renee; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. The family thanks a special lifelong friend, Dick Blanchard, for all he did for him throughout the years. Francis was also blessed with great neighbors and friends for whom he was very grateful. A special thanks also to Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, the staff at St. Joseph Hospital, as well as the staff at Orono Commons for the exceptional care and kindness shown toward Francis.

A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Holy Family Church, Main Street, Old Town. In lieu of flowers, donations in Francis' name may be made to the Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565, Orono, ME 04473-0565 or Maine Youth Fish and Game Association, P.O. Box 337, Stillwater, ME 04489-0337. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 16, 2013

Francis W. Thibodeau

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John Roy

March 11, 2013

Jeanne, Magarite, Ron, Dave, My condolences to you and yours. I will always remember your Dad as a good man and GREAT neighbor.

February 27, 2013

Jean, Marguerite, and David:
So sorry to hear that you lost your Dad, buts happy for you that you had him in your life for so many years. All I remember about him when I was a child was that he always sat in the same chair in the living room and that he was such a quiet person. My Dad and he sure did love to fish together. Pleased to see that you are all in Maine now. Rosemarie LeGasse


February 27, 2013

My prayers go out to the Thibodeau family in this time of loss. The bible tells us to "rejoice with people who rejoice; weep with people who weep." (Romans 12:15) I share your grief.

February 16, 2013

so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful man...Uncle Fran will always have a special part in my heart as will the all of you....lots of love and God bless

Nancy Lemieux Kilbride

February 16, 2013

Jean & Marge, Sorry to hear of your dad passing. I have many memories of times spent on Eaton St.

Shannon Sapiel

February 15, 2013

David and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, he was a pretty special guy for sure.

February 15, 2013

Uncle Franie was always the same whenever we met. A kind, gentle, lovely man who we've been blessed to call Uncle. Our deepest Sympathies are with Margarite, Jean, David and especially Mom(sister-Isabelle) Love and Warm Hugs to All

Tess Desjardins Mairhuber

February 15, 2013

I remember growing up across the street from your parents and visiting often; they were always so kind. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

God bless,
Tess Desjardins Mairhuber

clarice hodges

February 15, 2013

Jean,David and Marg,
Your Dad was one special guy. What memories you must have, they'll always be with you. i feel privileged to have known him a little.
Sincerely, Clarice

February 15, 2013

David, I know you know how incredibly lucky you are to have had your Dad in your life all these nice that he was able to live such a long life and was able to contribute so much to family and friends. Prayers that you will enjoy the wonderful memories and pass on his legacy to your grandchildren some day. God Bless you and Phyllis. Deb Cates