Lora E. Thibeault Turgeon


Obituary Notice

Lora E. (Thibeault) Turgeon, 82, of 45 Singletary Road, died in her home on Thursday, May 10, after a long illness. She leaves her husband of 56 years, Paul A. Turgeon; two sons: Paul A. Turgeon, Jr. of Northbridge, MA, and Bernard J. Turgeon of Little Rock, AR; a daughter, Denise A. Kilfoil of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Norma C. Benoit of Worcester, MA; 3 grandchildren; nephews and nieces. A sister, Ann M. Thibeault of Millbury, died in 1995.

She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Alphonse S. and Evangeline M. (Brouillard) Thibeault, on August 15, 1918. She was a lifelong resident of Millbury and graduated from Millbury High School in 1938.

Mrs. Turgeon co-owned and assisted in the operation of Turgeon Funeral Homes of Millbury and Northbridge for many years.

She served the town of Millbury as secretary of the Board of Selectman, secretary of the Rationing Board during World War II, as an assistant Tax Collector, and as a Registrar of Voters for many years.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish, it Ladies of St. Anne Sodality, and its St. Anne's Guild. She was a member of the parish choir, and the parish council for many years. She was a member of the Millbury Women's Club, the Franco-American Progressive Club, Millbury, and the Cercle Jeanne Mance, Worcester.

The funeral will begin at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 15, in Turgeon Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 10 Waters Street. Burial will be in Central Cemetery, Millbury. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Monday, May 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm Members of the St. Anne's Guild will meet at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 14, in the funeral home to conduct their ritual. Information support by Ruebel Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Cathedral Concerts, c/o Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 West 17th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72206, or the Renovation Fund, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 12 Waters Street, Millbury, MA 01527.

Last modified: June 07, 2005