ASHBURNHAM – Rita B. (Thibault) Babineau, 92, of 159 Jewell Hill Road, died Monday morning, October 14, 2019 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
She was born in Salem, MA on August 4, 1927, daughter of the late Omer and Florida (Lavallee) Thibault and was a lifelong resident of Ashburnham.
Rita worked for many years as the housekeeper and cook at St. Denis Church Parish. She loved cooking, needle work, knitting, crocheting and making quilts.
Her husband of 60 years, Raymond J. Babineau, died in 2009. She leaves four children, Ronald R. Babineau and his wife Sarah of Worcester, Paul J. Babineau and his wife Darlene of Ashburnham, James L. Babineau of Ashburnham and Irene R. Pye and her husband Marion of Sarasota, FL; four grandchildren, Carolyn, Paul, Michael and Timothy; seven great grandchildren, Sean, Holly, Evan, Riley, Samuel, Emma and Sarah and two sisters, Claudette Cleaves of FL and Lorraine Desmarais of NH and a brother Henry Thibault of MA, as well as nieces and nephews. A brother, Gerard Thibault, predeceased her.
Private committal services will be held in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
There are no calling hours,
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.