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Robert G. Thibault

May 16, 1942 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 78)


Robert G. Thibault, 78, of Becket, passed away in unexpectedly on November 9, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center.  Bob was born on May 16, 1942, in Burlington, Vermont, son to the late Gerard L. And Katherine M. (Lathrop) Thibault.  He was raised in Vermont and later educated in Huntington, MA, and was a graduate of Huntington High School.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War, stationed in Hawaii in the 14th INF 2 BN as a Communication Specialist.  After the war, Bob worked as an independent carpenter for himself for over 50 years.  Bob was a member of the American Legion 0462 for over 29 years.  Bob enjoyed dancing, music, and going to the movies.  Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Billie Thibault of Becket, his children: Tammy Thibault and her husband Robert Skinderian, Robert Jr. and his wife Nikki, and Shannon Rollins and her husband Mike.  He was the cherished “Grampy” to Ethan, Dylan, Lalya, Cydney, and Destinee.  He will be forever missed by his sisters Yvonne Hill and her fiancée Mel, Gloria Kaminski, Marilyn Madru and her husband John and Connie Patten and her husband John Kidrick, several nieces, nephews and many friends.  A burial with full military honors will take place at a later date at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 7523.  To express condolences to the family, please visit for Bob’s memorial page.

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