Lady Diane F. Thibodeau

  • Born: August 2, 1946
  • Died: May 21, 2019
  • Location: Amherst, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lady Diane F. Thibodeau, 72, of Amherst, died May 21, 2019 at Brigham & Women's Hospital, after a period of declining health, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Jay, ME on August 2, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Margurite (Castonguay) Tessier. She was a graduate of Jay High School, and graduated most athletic, and earned her Bachelor's Degree in education from Salem State University. She was instrumental in the formation of most accounting and office procedures when Hampshire Fire Protection was incorporated in 1978. Diane worked in the office for 13 years and was extremely dedicated to her job. She loved to visit the office and interact with the employees. She was the corporate secretary for Hampshire Fire Co. for 40 years and has been a resident of New Hampshire since 1977.
Diane was a long time, dedicated parishioner and supporter of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, and supporter of Precious Blood Monastery. She and her husband Lawrence were inducted into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, sanctioned by Rome, in 2015.
Diane was extremely witty. Spending time with her family, mostly her grandchildren, and friends was most important to her. She enjoyed reading and shopping. She was very selfless, always putting others before herself, and loved to give hugs & kisses to all. Above all else, she will be remembered as a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. "I love you to the moon and back" was her favorite saying with the grandkids.
Family includes her beloved husband of 47 years, Lawrence J. Thibodeau of Amherst; two children, Kevin J. Thibodeau and wife Brooke of Bedford, and Veronica E. Thibodeau-Carter and husband Scott of Northwood; four grandchildren, Brynn and Jake Thibodeau of Bedford, and Victoria and Norah Carter of Northwood; three sisters, Dr. Rita Wallance and her husband Dr. Richard Wallace of Sarasota, FL, Delores Turmel of Jay, ME, and Olivette Zando and husband Phil of Auburn, ME; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant sister Henrietta Tessier; and her brother, Robert Tessier.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford. Burial followed in Bedford Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane's memory may be made to: St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford, NH 03110.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Just to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your wife, Diane. It was my pleasure to meet you folks a few years back while working at your home with Robert Chapman. With care, Bob & Julia Mitchell

Posted by Robert Mitchell - Bartow, GA - Acquaintance   June 02, 2019

We are praying for you all but we can be assured she's in heaven and suffers no more. May His peace be on you all.

Posted by Michael Bedford - Manchester, NH - coworker   May 28, 2019

Larry, I am so sorry for your loss. Through all the years of business we have had together, and lately, as I watched, in admiration, your helping Diane get to Sunday mass at St. E's, I saw a devoted couple. I am sure you will miss Diane. God willing, have the strength to get through this!

Posted by Fred Matuszewski - Bedford, NH - Coworker   May 27, 2019

Larry, Kevin and Veronica. I am so sorry to hear about Lady Diane. The wonderful memories that you have will help you during this difficult time. Lynn Raymond

Posted by Lynn Raymond    May 26, 2019

Dear Larry and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and yours. Sooo sorry to hear about Diane.
Louis and Pat Martel

Posted by Louis & Pat Martel - Manchester, NH - Friend   May 25, 2019

As your neighbors on Marco Island, we didn't really get to know Diane enough so we really enjoyed learning more about her life especially watching the keepsake video. We see lots of love of the things that really matter in life - the love of family! I love that you call her "Lady Diane"! It was fun seeing all her phases of life from a little girl to the ever-loving grandma. She will be missed by you all, but you will always remember her kindness. Blessings to you, Larry for being such a caring & loving husband. Best to you all, Brent & Nancy Garrison

Posted by Brent & Nancy Garrison - Marco Island, FL - Neighbor   May 25, 2019

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