Evaline R. Thibodeau


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Gloucester - Evaline R. (Catto) Thibodeau, age 86, a lifelong resident Gloucester, passed away Monday morning at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. She was the beloved wife of Robert L. Thibodeau. Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Michael) Catto. She was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the class of 1950.
Evie had been employed as a secretary for the Deering Electric Company for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1990. She previously had been employed at Mass Bonding in Boston and Sylvania in Salem. She also worked in the kitchen at the Beeman School.
Evie was extremely dedicated to her family. She was a talented quilter and knitter. She and Bob enjoyed gardening and traveling in their RV.
In addition to her husband with whom she shared 65 years of marriage, she is survived by her three daughters, Julie Bedard of Gloucester, Joanne McKenney of Saco, Maine, and Cathy White and her husband Michael of Concord, N.H.; two sons, Michael Thibodeau and his wife Patricia of Lanesville and R. Dan Thibodeau of Gloucester; eight grandchildren, Amy, Jason and his wife Rhiannon, Brian, Stephen, Joshua and his wife Bekah, Steven, Alyssa and her husband Nick and Danielle; six great- grandchildren, Cameron, Aaron, Riley, Nolan, Lillian, Madison ad Alexa; one sister, Margaret Allen of Gloucester.
She was also predeceased by her daughter, Heidi; daughter-in-law, Lisa Strong; son-in-law, Laurence Bedard; a brother, Adam Catto; and her sisters, Florence Beaudine and Isabel Harris.

Evie’s memorial service will be held in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester, on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 12 p.m. In honoring with Evie’s wishes there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evie’s name may be donated to the Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F Lewis St., Gloucester, MA 01930. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Published on February 27, 2019
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Sally Barusso
Mar 01, 2019
Sending my condolences to Evie’s family. Got to know Evie at the senior center. We did Yoga classes together for about 12 years. I have the highest respect for her...she was one determined lady....gutsy!! She added so much to our group. She just kept on pushing herself through all her various ailments. Always came into the room with a smile and did the best she could.
Needless to say we will miss her spirit and her fighting attitude. Rest in piece friend...you deserve it
Rebecca Couturier
Feb 28, 2019
She was one of the strongest woman I ever have known. Opened her heart and home to us all. Us Catto kid's were so lucky to have such a great Aunty. So many wonderful memories. Love and prayers to my family.
Jack Cooper
Feb 28, 2019
As a child growing up nearby and being lucky enough to know the Thibodeau's, I can remember Mrs. Thibodeau as one of the sweetest, smartest and strongest mothers, and one that helped to guide all of us kids in the neighborhood. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and offer comfort in knowing that God keeps a special place for special people like Evaline Thibodeau.