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Bangor Daily News, Bangor Maine, 10 March 2009
Miriam Allegra Thibodeau, 90, died peacefully March 5, 2009, at a Bangor health care facility.

She was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Old Town, a daughter of Asa J. and Miriam E. (Grangel) Bell.

Allegra grew up in Great Works, the eldest of 6 children to Asa and Mariam.

On April 19, 1941, she married Harold Thibodeau and they were happily married for 63 years, until his death Jan. 8, 2003.

They enjoyed their camp at Chemo Pond.

She was a devout member of Holy Family Parish, Old Town.

She loved to shop and will be fondly remembered as a “shopaholic.”

She is survived by three children, Bryan Thibodeau and his wife, Mary-Ellen, of Florida, Janine Eaton and her husband, Robert, of Milford and Alan Thibodeau and his wife, Barbara, of Stetson; five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Daphne Bell of South Carolina and Gail Bell of Portland; and two brothers, Durwood Bell of Milford and Verlyn Bell of Eddington.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Harold in 2003; and a sister, Waverly Withers.

A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, with the Rev. Thomas Farley officiating.

Spring interment will be at Lawndale Cemetery, Old Town.

Obituary Asa J. Bell – The Penobscot Times, Old Town, Maine.

Thursday, November 26, 1970


Funeral services for Asa J. Bell were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St.Joseph’s Catholic Church, Old Town.

Mr. Bell, 75, died Sunday in a Bangor hospital following a long illness.  he was the widower of Miriam (Jewers) Bell.  he had worked at the Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company.

Mr. Bell was born March 25, 1895 in Winn, the son of Alex and Agnes (Mishou) Bell.  He had been making his home with a daughter, Miss Daphne Bell in Argyle.

He is survived by two sons, Durwood of Argyle and Verlynn of Old Town; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Allegra) Thibodeau, Old Town; Miss Daphne T. Bell, Argyle; Mrs. Waverly Withers, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota and Sister Gail Bell, University of Michigan; three brothers, Reginald of Carmel, Stanley of Columbus, Ohio and Vernon of Keene, N.H., four sisters, Mrs. Grace LeFavre, Mrs. Winifred MacMillan and Mrs. Ruth Thaxter all of Portland, and Mrs. Hazel Trott, West Falmouth; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Bell, who retired in 1964, was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Howland.

Interment was inForest Hill Cemetery in Old Town.


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