Obituary: Hilda M. (Thibeault) Marquis


PROSPECT — Mrs. Hilda M. (Thibeault) Marquis, 76, of Prospect, died unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at her home. She was the wife of Norman Marquis.

Mrs. Marquis was born in St. Agatha, Maine on April 12, 1936, daughter of the late Willard and Loretta (Chasse) Thibeault. She was a retired employee from Romatic Manufacturing in Southbury. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Prospect. She was an active member of the Prospect Senior Center and the Red Hat Society.

She liked to begin every day with her best friend, Eve Smith, and the whole gang at Hometown Luncheonette for breakfast. For everyone who had a chance to get to know her they would say “she was the life of the party.” Growing up on a farm, with her four brothers, she learned to be tough as nails. But even so she had a very big heart. Young, old, it didn’t matter; she would do anything to help a friend. She loved her “babies” most of all, which were her three cats. We will all miss the “French Lady” with her misspoken words, sense of humor, and witting sarcasm.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Marquis is survived by a daughter, Lisa Bolton of Prospect; a son, Leroy Marquis and his wife Lynn of Naugatuck; a brother Harold Thibeault and his wife Solange of New Britain and two grandchildren, Emily Bolton and Kyle Bolton.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Reno, Nelson, and James Thibeault.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect to St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect for a mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society New England Division, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr. Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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