Jeanette Murphy Thibodeau, 88, Former Haverhill Resident

Jeanette M. (Murphy) Thibodeau, 88, of Westford, MA and a former longtime resident of Woburn, MA, died on March 10, 2018 at Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA.

Born in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of the late Michael S. and Marion (Martel) Murphy, she graduated from Haverhill High School.  She worked as a Secretary to the Executive President for twenty-five years for SSS in Burlington, MA.

Following her marriage to Ellsworth Thibodeau in 1951, they moved to Arlington, MA and later were residents of Woburn from 1955 until moving to Wilmington in 2010 and finally to Westford in 2015.

A member of St. James Parish, Haverhill, MA and St. Joseph Parish, Woburn, MA, Mrs. Thibodeau enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, making ornaments and cooking, especially Christmas candy which was given out to her family at Christmas.  She loved to entertain in her home and to travel to Las Vegas to play the slots and enjoy the shows.

The widow of the late Ellsworth L. Thibodeau, who died on November 5, 2017, she is survived by two sisters, Elaine Ouellette of Bradford, MA and Constance Riley of Sebastian, FL; and several nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by a brother, Michael Murphy.

Relatives and friends may attend Jeanette’s Life Celebration to be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 5 to 7 PM at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill, MA.  Her funeral will begin on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 11 AM from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 12 Noon in St. James Church, Haverhill, MA.  Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill, MA.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.  For directions to our funeral home or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit our website at