Mercedes D. Thibault

July 25, 2017
Thibault, Mercedes

Mercedes (Dionne) Thibault, age 100, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017.
Mrs. Thibault was born in Nashua on May 15, 1917, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Almanda G. (Boucher) Dionne. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1937 and also attended the former Nashua Business College. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Thibault whom she married on June 1, 1946 in Nashua.
Prior to her retirement, Mercedes worked for the Nashua Telegraph for many years in the Bookkeeping Department, followed by twenty-five years with the Henry B. Trachy Insurance and Real Estate Agency in Franklin, NH. During that time, she also assisted in the management of the Robert M. Thibault Funeral Home also in Franklin, formerly owned and operated by her late husband, Robert. While residing in Franklin, she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of The Annie Nesmith Lodge, lasting until 1986. Throughout her life, “Merce” had always enjoyed bookkeeping, needlework, picture painting, creative crafts and reading. In 1975, she and her husband Robert retired and returned to live in Nashua, and to enjoy extensive traveling together, until Robert’s passing in 2003.
She was a former communicant of St. Paul’s Parish in Franklin and subsequently of the Parish of the Resurrection in Nashua. Complementary spiritual involvement included participation with many friends in the activities of both Baptist and Hindu Temple congregations in Nashua.
“Merce” was predeceased by one sister, Edna Dionne; two brothers, Everett and Elvin Dionne, all of Nashua; three sisters-in-law, Madeleine (Boseley) Moreau and Beatrice Thibeault both of Nashua and Gertrude of Bow, NH; a nephew, Alvin Dionne of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH; four cousins, Raymond and Paul Ricard of Nashua, Raymond Bilodeau of York, ME; Gloria Dunn of Cottonwood; also two God-children, Edna Evans of California and Sandra Moore of Florida.
Survivors include a brother, Ralph G. Dionne of Dracut, MA; a niece, Vivian (Thibault) Bingham of Nashua; seven nephews, Gary, Richard, Robert, David and Arthur Dionne; also Brian and Dennis Thibeault; current God-children, Carol Ann Hardwick of Milford, NH, Richard LaRose of Florida and Cynthia Beshara of Marblehead, MA; along with many lifelong relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday, July 27th from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad Street, Nashua, Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend and asked to gather at the church. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591.

9 Comments on Mercedes D. Thibault

Karen and David Bingham said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Aunt Mercedes was such a wonderful person! We will miss our annual lunch the day after Christmas, we have been doing that since our children were very young and each year the children were so excited to see if this was the year that they were finally taller than Aunt Merce!

The Menon Family said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2017 at 9:54 PM

Our condolences to the Dionne & Thibault families. My parents (Bala & Shobha Menon) & my sister (Ambika Menon) were neighbors to Bob and Mercedes from 1999 to Present. They were wonderful neighbors. My mother loved going on long walks with Merce where they would talk about life. My sister enjoyed spending time with Merce and built a special bond. We feel humbled & honored to have know such a wonderful lady like Merce (auntie). We feel she is reunited with Bob, her husband and a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time in your lives. Love, Aravind Menon

Carl & Mickey Higginson said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Our deepest condolences to the Dionne & Thibault families. We lived next door to Bob and Mercedes from 1974 to 1999. They were the greatest neighbors one could have hoped for. They were the couple on the street that everyone loved. We wish we could have take them with us when we moved as they were that special to us. Mercedes was priceless and we feel honored to have know such a wonderful lady. She is with Bob and she is happy. God Bless!

Diane Bilodeau Ertz said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2017 at 7:53 AM

Merce has been part of my life since I was born. My father [Raymond Bilodeau] loved and adored his cousin. May she rest in peace in God's loving arms. She was a sweet and kind lady. I am so sorry ,Ralph, for your loss. Diane Bilodeau Ertz

Diane Valliere said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 10:44 PM

Uncle Ralph and the entire Dionne family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your sister Merce. She lived a full life, and is now in the hands of God. From all of us in the Brule family, we are all sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady.

Lenette Peterson said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 6:55 PM

My deepest condolences to the Dionne/Thibault families. Merce will be greatly missed. She was a special lady, for sure, and had such a sweet smile.

Liz Tellier said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 5:37 PM

So sorry to hear the news of Aunt Mercedes passing. She made it to the 100 years young that she has always said she wanted to. We will miss her.

Pam New said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 7:11 AM

So sorry to hear the news. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Pam, Jon and the Staff of The Cut Away

Tim and Melanie Skirkey said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 5:42 AM

Our condolences to the Dionne and Thibault. Merce will be greatly missed. She loved life and enjoyed her friends & family. So many great stories were shared from being 100 years old. Love Tim and Melanie

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