Lena A. Thibodeau
Lena Anne (Cyr) Thibodeau, 75, died peacefully at home on March 19, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Lena had been courageously battling several debilitating illnesses for more than 5 years and has now gone to rest eternally with the Lord.
She was born November 24, 1943, in Van Buren, Maine, the daughter of Alphy and Vivian (Violette) Cyr. She was the beloved wife of Alfred Thibodeau to whom she had been married for over 59 years. Together they raised a family of which they were extremely proud. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Lena was a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Church, for over 35 years. She served on the parish’s funeral ministry and was a Eucharistic minister to the home bound. She volunteered at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and enjoyed tending to the needs of others.
In addition to her parents and parents-in-law, Alfred and Irene (Durepos) Thibodeau, she was predeceased by a nephew, Troy Alphy Cyr, a sister-in-law Geneva (Thibodeau) Martin and a brother-in-law, Patrick Clavette. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her children and their spouses, Cheryl and Paul Morrow, Lynn and Bruce Thibodeau, Debbie and Micah Rodgerson and Jeff and Jennifer Thibodeau. She will be especially missed by her grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Allison Thibodeau, Paul Jr. and Caitlin Morrow, Megan Thibodeau, Zachary Hamilton, Jeffrey Thibodeau, Matthew Morrow and Casey Thibodeau. Her two great-grandsons, Evan Morrow and William Thibodeau, were a great joy to her in her final months. She will be remembered fondly by her siblings and their spouses, Lillian Clavette, Ken and Shirley Cyr, Ralph and Bernadette Cyr, Rita and Donald Ouellette and Patricia and Gary St. Amand and by many nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful to all the caregivers who assisted Lena on her journey. They would like to thank Dr. Mary Eyerer, Dr. Thomas Rajan, Dr. Joel Wirth and Dr. K. Emily Redding. A special thanks to Dr. Cosmina Fachiol who was constantly available to offer invaluable palliative care advice, an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 4 to 7 pm Sunday March 24, 2019 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St. Bangor. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 am Monday, March 25, 2019 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ohio St., Bangor. The Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the parish hall following the mass.
Those who wish to remember Lena in a special way may make gifts in her memory to All Saints Catholic School, P.O. Box 1749 Bangor, Maine 04402-1749.