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Leo  Thibodeau

Leo J. Thibodeau

Friday, November 30th, 1934 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Obituary

THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE CARING FOR AND ASSISTING THE FAMILY OF LEO J. THIBODEAU


“Loved Baseball”
WATERBURY – Leo J. Thibodeau age 85 of Waterbury passed away peacefully at home on Monday May 4th 2020 surrounded by his devoted wife and family after an extended illness. He was the husband of Josephine (Dileo) Thibodeau.

He was educated in ME and served with the CT National Guard for over 5 years. He was a tool and die maker at Preferred Tool & Die in Stratford until he retired. Leo was an outstanding athlete in his youth and excelled at baseball as a catcher. Later in life he loved coaching little league and was an avid Boston Red Sox, Celtic and NE Patriots fan. His most memorable experience was watching his idle, Ted Williams play in Fenway Park. Leo also enjoyed and was an accomplished square dancer. He was a member and served as Treasurer of the Wolcott Nutmeg Square Dancing Club and was a member of the Central Valley Square Dance Club in Farmington. Leo traveled across the country attending 10 National Square Dance Conventions. He was also a member of the Prospect Senior Center and the Waterbury Hospital Evergreen Club. Leo special hobby was carpentry and he would always be seen with a hammer and nails trying to fix something. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and cryptograms and he was an avid bowler at both Lakewood and Wolcott Lanes. Leo was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Waterbury.

Left to honor his legacy and cherish his love and memory, besides his wife, Josephine, are his children; sons; Jeffrey Sr. and his spouse, Debra of Winsted, Peter and his wife, Carolyn of ME and his daughter, Janice Jacque and her husband, Tracy of Torrington. He also leaves a brother, Roland Thibodeau of ME, his sister in law, Dolores Gollner and her husband, Raymond. of CA. He was predeceased by his second wife, Fern and his siblings, Florence, Albert, Joseph and Norman and his son, Stephen. Leo was blessed with 5 grandchildren; Jesse Paulo and his wife, Amie, Atty. Daniel Thibodeau, Jeffrey Jr, and Thomas and his granddaughter, Jennifer and 10 great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Due to the current governmental restrictions concerning COVID 19, a funeral service for Leo will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on the Green in Waterbury, when the restrictions are lifted and will be announced publicly.. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd Waterbury has been honored to assist the Thibodeau family. Please keep the Leo’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Thibodeau family on Leo’s tribute page at www.eastsidememorial.com.
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    Saint John's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden
    Address
    16 Church ST
    WATERBURY, CT 06710
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MICHAEL MILLS

Posted at 09:57am
SUCH A DEAR FRIEND AND NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, FOR MANY MANY YEARS. REST IN PEACE LEO. THE MILLS FAMILY
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Linda Janowitz

Posted at 07:48am
We are sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. To Jan and Jesse. We know how much he meant to you. Godspeed to Leo and we hope you find comfort in the many happy memories you have of him. Love Frank Donofrio and Linda Donofrio Janowitz
 
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Judy Caliolo Posted at 09:50am

Josephine we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we love you. Your cousins, Joann, Jane and Judy.
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Carol and Joe Migliore

Posted at 02:00pm
We our deepest sympathy. Remember the good times.

Barb Macary

Posted at 01:30pm
Jan, Jesse and families. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Love to all...Barb Macary (better known as Ronnie’s cousin)...

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