Marlene T. Thibodeau
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Fayette - Marlene T. Thibodeau, 62, of Lovejoy Shores, died unexpectedly on Sunday October 27, 2019 at her home.
She was born in Van Buren on October 1, 1957 the daughter of Fernand and Edwina (LaFrancois) Thibodeau.
Marlene graduated from Van Buren High School in 1976 and later from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She had worked for Mountain Valley Job Training in Lewiston and later for The University of Maine, Augusta before taking time off to raise a family. She returned to work for James "Jim" Longley Jr. and then as staff for Senator Susan Collins for over 24 years, retiring in 2017. She worked part time for her husband as an administrative assistant, and served as an administrator for the Maine Aggregates Association.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, traveling and motorcycle riding. She was very devoted to her family and always had a special place for her friends at Pepper's. Marlene was proud of her Acadian Heritage. She was a 15th generation Thibodeau, dating back to 1651. She also had a love of animals, especially her cat Nico, and her two dogs Ziggy Stardust and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
She was predeceased by her daughter Marlee Johnston in 2005; and her father Fernand Thibodeau.
She is survived by her husband Ted Johnston of Fayette; her son Alec Johnston of West Gardiner; her mother Edwina Thibodeau of Van Buren; her siblings Bobbi Morrow and her husband David of Presque Isle; Claudette Cyr and her husband Gil of Auburn; Linda Chalou of Presque Isle; Michael Thibodeau of Freeport and Nola LaPlante of Hamlin; her nieces and nephews including Evan, Rudy, Renee, Aron, Marcel, Macie, Luke and Landon; as well as many great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be no visiting hours. A celebration of Marlene's life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 4 at the Alfond Arena, Rt 17, Kents Hill.
Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Marlee Fund, P.O. Box 17, Kents Hill 04349.
Published on October 30, 2019


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Dave & Bobbie Morrow
Nov 09, 2019
Our most sincere condolences Ted and Alec. Marlene was a very special person, gifted in ways few truly understood. Loved by all. She carried her share of burdens and now she is at peace. We will always pray for her and for you both. God Bless.
Ann Violette Theriault
Nov 04, 2019
Please know that we are thinking of you in your time of loss and grief. Marlene had such a kind and gentle soul; I’m so glad to have shared many fun adventures with her and the girls as youngsters on Main Street. With our deepest sympathy, and prayers, Ann & Dan Theriault
Sandy Ouellette Laplante
Nov 04, 2019
My sincerest condolences to Marlenes family and spouse. She was a beautiful person ,and high school classmate. She will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Sharon Fournier Bushner
Nov 04, 2019
My Hearfelt Sympathy to the Family❤️
Patricia Cumler Bryant
Nov 03, 2019
Enchanted Cottage was purchased for the family of Marlene T. Thibodeau by Patricia Cumler Bryant.  Send flowers
The Howe Family
Nov 01, 2019
Ted and Alec,
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. All our strength and love is being sent to you.
~ Patti, Nolen, Avery and Corbin Howe
Lady Elaine Wilcox
Oct 31, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss, she was a special lady. My condolences to you Ted and Alex. And to the family.