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Rachel J. Thibault

May 24, 1926 ~ December 14, 2018 (age 92)

Rachel J. Thibault, 92, of Saco died Friday, December 14, 2018 at Seal Rock Health Care in Saco.  She was born May 24, 1926 in Biddeford a daughter of Hormidas and Yvette Crochetiere Belair and was educated in Biddeford Schools.  After attending Stella Maris, she attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1944.


On January 19, 1946 she married Roland G. Thibault in St. Joseph’s Church.


She worked for 4 years in the Pepperell Mfg. office, 8 years at Biddeford Savings, and 3 years with her husband at A.H. Benoit Co. retiring in 1972.  In her retirement she worked for several years in the St. Joseph’s Church office.  After retirement she and Roland had spent 28 years in Dunedin, Florida, returning in 2004.


A member of St. Joseph’s Church, she was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.


Rachel was preceded in death by Roland, her husband of 60 years on March 29, 2006, and by brothers, Raymond and Robert Belair.     


She is survived by:

          2 sons:         John R. Thibault and his wife Elaine of Old Orchard Beach

                               Richard P. Thibault and his wife Denise of Biddeford

          4 grandchildren:     Scott Thibault and wife Cheryl

                                         Sherrie Haskett and husband Keith

                                         Tarra Balzano and husband Thomas

                                         Dereck Thibault

          4 great grandchildren:      Michelle Thibault

                                                   Ryan Thibault

                                                   Lexi Haskett

                                                   Ava Haskett



Visiting Hours will 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church   on Thursday December 20th.    Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.


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