Jeannine Thibault of Colchester VT and Davenport FL, passed away on March 21st 2019 in Colchester VT. What can we say? For those that knew her she was a strong caring women. She loved her family and would do anything she could to try and treat us all fairly and for that we loved her back. She never wanted anyone to worry about her it was her job to worry about everyone else even to the very end. When she found out that she had cancer she only worried what would be the easiest on us. In the hospital she apologized for what had happened like she planned it. And fought as hard as she could to not leave us. In the end however that was one battle she could not win.
Jeannine was born in Colchester to Joseph Gauthier and Celia (Rabidoux) Gauthier on June 11th 1932. She went to the cathedral and graduated from Winooski high school valedictorian. She married Lucien Thibault on May 9th 1953 at Saint Frances Xavier church in Winooski VT. She worked for the U.S.D.A as county executive director for 25 years. Once she retired she worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer until 2 years ago. She was very involved in the lions club first just volunteering to help them out and then 17 years ago when someone asked her to join as a member. She became district governor of the Florida lions club and traveled the state meeting with all the clubs in her district.
Jeannine was preceded in death by her father Joseph, Mother Celia, Bother Robert, Sons Donald and Ron, Nephews Todd, David and Scott.
Jeannine is survived by her husband Lucien of 65 years, Her son Leon, daughter Jo Ann, son in law Pete and daughter in law Cathy , Her grandchildren Trent, Tyler, Mallory and her husband Matt, Jesse, Bridgette, Brandon, Peter, Ryan, Adam and his wife Jessica Great-grandchildren Lauren, Madeline, Madison, Alexandra, Reese, Randy and Liliana. Niece Holli and nephews Mark and Jeff. On her husband’s side of the family she is survived by so many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins it would fill the whole paper.
Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday March 31, 2019 at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St, Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on April 1, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski.
Donations may be given to the Colchester V.T. or Davenport F.L Lions Club or the Cancer Center of Vermont.