OBITUARY

Sister Martha Helen Thibodeau o.s.u.

February 21, 1927September 16, 2020

WATERVILLE - Sister Martha Helen Thibodeau o.s.u. went to be with her Lord on September 16, 2020. Born in Sanford Maine on February 21, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Helen and Ernest Thibodeau. She attended the Sanford school system and attended The College of New Rochelle to obtain her Bachelors Degree in English with a minor in Art and French in 1952. She also attended Boston College for a Masters Degree in English in 1962, and then to the University of Maine Orono for a Masters Degree in Library Science from 1968-1976.

Sister Martha used her diverse college education to teach the children of Sanford. As an Ursuline, Sister served in many places in Maine including St. John’s in Brunswick, St. Ignatius and Holy Family in Lewiston, Notre Dame in Springvale, and Mount Merici in Waterville. She also served the community of St. Angela’s in Bronx, New York. While in Waterville, Sister Martha also spent time volunteering at the Waterville Public Library, Colby College and Thayer Hospital.

She is predeceased by her parents, and her siblings Ruth J. T. Barberie, Raymond A. Thibodeau, Cathrine E. Thibodeau and Alma Morin.

She is survived by her siblings, Mrs. Ernestine Lovell of Sanford; Mrs. Cecile Brown Jr. of Pleasant Hill, CA; Lucille Thibodeau of Anniston, AL; Leo T. Thibodeau of Falls Chruch, VA; Philip L. Thibodeau of Springfield, MA; Mrs. Claire Garrity of Carlisle, PA; Mrs. Rose Devarenne of Horn Lake, MS; and Henry Thibodeau of Springvale, ME.

Services will be private at St. Angela’s convent Chapel and the Ursuline Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, www.veilleuxfuneralhome.org In lieu of flowers, donations in Sister’s memory can be made to Mount Merici Academy or The Ursuline Sisters Retirement and may be mailed to Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville ME 04901.

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