Shirley A. Thibeault, 84, of Peru, passed away at 12:19 A.M., Monday, June 15, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Kahnawake, Canada on September 17, 1935, the daughter of Lazare and Mary Diabo Martin. Shirley married Charles E. Thibeault in Chicopee Falls, Mass. on July 31, 1954 and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2013.
Shirley greatest joys in life were her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and her Roman Catholic Faith, where she was a regular at Saturday Mass. She was employed at the Peru High School Cafeteria from 1973-1981, Redmon’s 1981 – 1984 All Seasons Boat Factory 1984 0 1987 and Electro-Nite 1987 – 2000. Shirley was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Altar & Rosary Society, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Ladies of the Moose, Eagles Auxiliary, and Business and Professional Women.
She is survived by her daughter Annamarie (Danny) Harmon, Peru, sons James ( Teresa) Thibeault, Peru, Steven (Nancy) Thibeault, Marion, Gary Thibeault, Peru and Tom Thibeault, Peru; grandchildren Bridgette Harmon-Smith, Brandi (Gerald) McKay, Rachel Thibeault, Mandy Thibeault, Molly Thibeault, Travis ( Brittany) Thibeault and Kayla Mutch; great-grandchildren Raedyn Harmon, Cameron Wiles, McKinze Rayl, Talon Rayl, Dominic Smith, Baliegh Thibeault, Corey Thibeault, A.J. Thibeault, Remi Thibeault, Jordan Mutch, Addisyn Mutch and Draxton Mutch; great-great-grandson Roman Harmon and a brother, Jimmy Martin. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles, brothers Mike Peterson and Peter Martin, a sister Pauline Diabo and a step-sister Marie Hayes
A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Shirley A. Thibeault, will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 19, 2020 at the St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 West 5th St. Peru with Rev. Adam Mauman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the St. Charles Catholic Church.
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