Raynald A. Thibodeau, 1935 - 2014

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Raynald A. Thibodeau, 78, of 30 South Surry lane, Lewiston, died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at the d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, following a long illness. Born in Lewiston on July 10, 1935, he was the son of George and Imelda Cote Thibodeau. Educated in local schools, he attended Lewiston High School, and then joined the U.S. Navy in 1954, finishing his education in the service. Trained as an aircraft mechanic, he was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1958, and went to work as a truck mechanic for Morrison & Sylvester in Auburn. In 1964 he went to work for his uncle Eddie Cote at Edwards Restaurant in Lewiston, purchasing the business in 1968. On May 6, 1967, he married the former Linda Strout, and together they owned and operated the restaurant for more than 40 years. A member of Ss. Peter & Paul Basilica, Prince of Peace Parish, he is survived by his wife, Linda, of Lewiston, three daughters, Sonya Lepage of Lewiston, Debra and husband Mark Anthoine of Lewiston, and Michelle and husband Steven Fader of Worcester, MA, a brother, Marcel and wife Norma Thibodeau of Newington, CT, a sister, Constance and husband Paul Brochu of Lewiston, seven grandchildren, Joshua, Kellen, Andrew, Kristin, Mark, Connor and Katherine, and many nieces and nephews. Ray enjoyed spending quality time with his family, friends, as well as hunting, fishing, watching New England Sports, and time with his gang at Gippers.  He was kind and generous to all he met and lived life to the fullest. Special thanks to all the staff, customers, and clients from Edwards Restaurant for their many years of service and friendship. The family would also like to send a heartfelt thanks to the staff of d’Youville Pavilion, 3 East, and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for all the love and care they gave Ray during his final months. 

Funeral Notice

THIBODEAU, Raynald, 78, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on February 16, 2014. Services will be Saturday, 11 AM in the Lower Church of Ss. Peter & Paul Basilica. No visitation. Donations may be made in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services, Development Office, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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