Chad C. Thiboutot

January 3, 1973March 12, 2020

Chad C. Thiboutot, age 47 of Swansea passed away unexpectedly in an accident Thursday. March 12, 2020. He was the husband of Kelly (Whalen) Thiboutot, with whom he shares almost 22 years of marriage. Born in Fall River, he was the son of Patricia (Leite) Thiboutot of Tiverton, RI and the late Raymond Thiboutot.

He graduated from Tiverton high school, class of 1991. He was a proud member of IBEW local 2323 and a service technician at Verizon for 22 years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and also loved the Boston Bruins. He enjoyed playing softball before his family became his #1 priority. Chad’s true passion was coaching his 4 boys in baseball, basketball, and football all their lives. He was a volunteer coach to so many for almost 2 decades and loved the kids on his team like his own. Chad’s whole life was his family.

He loved his wife and children more than anything. In addition to his wife Kelly he leaves 4 sons Jeremy, Dylan, Brady, and Jake Thiboutot of Swansea, his mother Patricia (Leite) Thiboutot; a brother Scott Thiboutot of Fall River, a sister Renee DiManno and Husband Robert of Tiverton, a Mother in law Joyce Whalen of Swansea, and a sister in law Kerri Stepien and her husband Marc of Rochdale. He also left a niece and nephews and was the son in law of the late Jack Whalen of Swansea.

Due to circumstances going on in the world everything must be postponed. There will be a celebration of life on a future date for Chad. If you would like to donate to the family please see


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Raymond Melanson

March 18, 2020

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
I just saw him days before as we made eye contact and said hi.
Memories of coaching with him and his love for the game and children will be missed.
Prayers to his wife ,children and family members going through this difficult time.

Melanie DiMascolo

March 18, 2020

Kelly, Jeremy, Dylan, Brady, and Jake,

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Chad. Such an amazing soul and the love he had for his family was palpable. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Melanie DiMascolo

Uncle Ray and Aunt Muriel Bowen

March 18, 2020

To Kelly and boys, Pat, Renee, Scott and families: We are so sad to hear about Chad, what a devastating loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Uncle Ray, Aunt Muriel, cousin Donna and cousin Brian and families

Chris Cory

March 17, 2020

I remember the first time I met Chad and his family at the baseball park. He was such a good coach and a better person.
Kelly my heart aches for you and the boys for your loss.

Rest in Peace Chad

Chris Cory (Jake Anctil's Aunt)

Alzira Silveira

March 17, 2020

Kelly I was absolutely shocked to hear this. I am so, so sorry. Crying as I write this. I send you hugs and much love. I can't imagine the pain you are going through. I am sorry about Chad.

Cristen Sirois

March 17, 2020

Kelly and family, thoughts and prayers to you, your wonderful boys and family. Remember you are all never alone and you have your loving family and friends with you all the way. He was truly a wonderful man, husband and father as is evident through the family you guys have. God bless him and you always! Thoughts, love and prayers!!

Faith Harrington

March 17, 2020


Our hearts are broken for you and the boys. May the cherished memories that you have of Chad help you through this time.

Chad had a huge impact on so many children in our community, he left a mark on all of those that he coached and treated as his own. He left a legacy for his children through his commitment to his family and the youth of this town. We will all fondly remember him teaching our children lessons on and off the field.

Much love!
The Harrington Family

Shawn Sale

March 17, 2020

Chad you will be missed. What you did with volunteering with coaching and touching many life's. I am glad I could call you a friend you were great to Gavin as to all the other children you have been around and coached. Your family will receive all the support from anything that is needed. Sure we will see you in some way or hear you some way as you look down on us. I hope that all family and friends find comfort in these days. RIP #22.

Shawn Sale

Dawn and Ron Rusin

March 17, 2020

We was just talking to Chad the day before he died at my nephew's basketball game. We truly enjoyed watching him coach he always treated all the kids like his own and would go out of his way to pick up someone who needed a ride to a game .. Our heart goes out to his 4 boys and his wife Kelly ...Chad will be missed by so many

Diane Lewis

March 17, 2020

Dear Kelly,

There are no words to express how shocked and saddened we were to hear of Coach Chad's passing. He had such a way of being there for all the boys he coached. He always had my 19year old son laughing on the courts or on the baseball field. He touched so many lives in this town and he will be forever missed. Your boys are a true reflection of his kindness. Please know if you need anything we are here for you. Sending you, the boys and your family hugs and prayers.


Shane, Diane & Shane Lewis II