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Helen Y. Thomas

October 15, 1948 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 70)

Helen Y. Thomas, 70, of Saco, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough.  She was born October 15, 1948 in Biddeford, a daughter of Amedee and Simone (Beaudoin) Marchand and was educated locally, graduating from Biddeford High School.


Helen had been employed as a Document Controller at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 20 years and had developed strong relationships with her co-workers; she retired February 1, 2018.


Helen enjoyed watching football. Her two favorite teams were the New England Patriots and the Seattle Sea Hawks.  Her travels took her to Scotland, San Diego, CA and exotic locations, including an African Safari, however, she was devoted to her mother, home and family, spending time with her nieces and nephews.


Surviving are:

 2 sisters: Joan Remillard and husband Richard of Old Orchard Beach

         Carmen Doliber and husband Fred of Arundel

1 brother: Donald Marchand and wife Claire of Biddeford

11 nieces and nephews

Many grandnieces and nephews         


Visiting Hours will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A Funeral Service will follow at 12 noon in the Hope Chapel.     Inurnment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074. To share condolences online, please visit

Donations may be made to:

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough ME 04074
Tel: 1-207-289-3600

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