Wells Memorial & Event Center

1903 West Reynolds Street, Plant City, FL


Francis V. Theberge

June 17, 1936September 2, 2020

Francis V Theberge, 84, of Fort Lonesome Florida and formerly of Laconia and Ashland New Hampshire lost his long battle with cancer on September 2, 2020. As he wanted, he was at home surrounded by family.

Francis was a graduate of Laconia High School, class of 1956. He attended many of the class reunions and maintained lifelong friendships with classmates.

He had a long career working in the grocery industry, most notably managing the IGA in Laconia, NH and the Shurfine in Ashland, NH. After he retired to Florida, he continued to remain active by running a small lawn care business. He was also an active member of the Acecapaders Retirement Community where he made his home and was well known for his quick wit. Francis was known for being loyal and a dedicated hard worker at anything he undertook. He would be the first one to volunteer for any jobs that needed to be done around the park and was often referred to as “The Energizer Bunny.” He always had a joke to share, a story to tell and laughter that would fill the room. He was well-loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alphonse and Exelia (Boutin) Theberge and his siblings Marcel, Gertrude, Simone, Jacqueline and their spouses and his infant brother Hector. Beloved son Glenn and infant grandson Taylor will also be waiting for him. Among those that left way too early were his friends of many years, Reg and Nancy Torrey.

He leaves behind his loving partner of 29 years, Linda Chamberlain, along with his children, Michele Burby and husband Wayne of Laconia, NH, Daniel Theberge and wife Doris of Gilford NH, Ellen Foreman and partner Patrick Cipitelli of Glendale AZ. He also leaves his grandchildren Judy, Nicole, Christopher, Brittany, Austin, Ethan and Emily and great grandchildren Demitri, Sophia, Zoe, Lillian and Benjamin. Other family members include a very special nephew Mark Sassi and his daughter Gianna of Farmington NH, niece Denise Ryle and her husband John of Green Harbor MA, Linda’s son Charlie Chamberlain and his daughters Kelsey and Ashley of Northfield NH, his former mother in law Marjorie Kimball of Laconia NH and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Julie Sanborn, Physical Therapist and friend, for her dedication and friendship as she worked with Francis to maintain his quality of life over the past few months. We will be forever grateful. We would also like to acknowledge Linda and the loving care and tireless effort she gave to Francis throughout the years. Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel.

Services will be scheduled at a future date at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to Lifepath Hospice, Green Team, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573.


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Francis V. Theberge

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Ellen Foreman

September 6, 2020

Dad, thank you for always being there for me. I love you so much and will miss all of your funny stories. Love always, Ellen

Michele Burby

September 6, 2020

Dad, you will be missed so much. Love Shelly


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