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Joan (Thibodeau) Fenno

May 7, 1933 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 88)


Joan Fenno, nee Thibodeau, daughter of the late Leo and Flo (Oulette) Thibodeau, passed away on March 11th, 2022, at Maine Medical Center, she was 88.

Joan was born in Canada on May 7th, 1933. She went to nursing school where she found her calling and began her lifelong career caring for others. Joan had a wicked sense of humor that she seamlessly blended with kindness and compassion while tending to her patients.  

She and her husband George were happily Married for 51 years.  Joan was dedicated to her family and immensely proud of her children and grandchildren. She discovered each of their favorite cookie recipes and made sure to always have sweets on hand when they visited. She and George spent their lives in Maine until moving to San Juan PR later in his career.  She fell in love with the sun and people of Puerto Rico until returning to her first love, the great state of Maine.

Joan was known for her warm and gracious hospitality, her skill at gin rummy, and her ready laugh. She adored her children and grandchildren and made sure each of them knew they were loved in her own unique and special way.  A devote Catholic, Joan was very involved with the church where she truly found joy and comfort within its walls.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, George, her brother John and her sister Anne.  Joan is survived by her Brother David Thidodeau, Sister Sue Baker, children Elizabeth Fenno, George P Fenno III, Kathleen Potter, Peter Fenno, and Jennefer Fenno along with her son in law Tony Lee, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.  Joan also leaves behind her companion Bud Horatio Quinn and many friends at the Woods at Canco.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Joan for a Mass and small reception to be announced at a later date.

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