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A. Douglas Thibodeau

February 10, 1939 ~ July 13, 2018 (age 79)

A. Douglas Thibodeau, 79, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully at home on Friday (July 13, 2018) surrounded by loving family and friends.  Born Feb. 10, 1939 in St. John, ME, he was the son of the late Adelard and Lottie (Plourde) Thibodeau.  He leaves his loving wife of 56 years, Nathalie (Duperry) Thibodeau; two children, Lana Kiernan of Colchester and Michael Thibodeau (and his wife, Karin) of Amston; five grandchildren, Jenna and Sean Kiernan, Brendan Behrendt and Gavin and Dylan Thibodeau; three siblings, Joseph Thibodeau of East Hartford; Bernadette Teixeira of Ragland, AL and Mary Lavoie and husband, Thomas of South Windsor; and numerous extended family and friends; and the “favorite child” (you know who you are). In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son-in-law, Joseph Kiernan; and three siblings, MaryAnn, Ronald and Thomas Thibodeau. Doug served proudly with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Plymouth Rock during the beginning of the Vietnam War and was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 197 in Marlborough.  He was also a member of the Marlborough Volunteer Fire Dept. for the past 50+ years and had volunteered as an EMT as well. For many years, he was a well-known barber and owner of Doug’s Barber and Styling Shop in Marlborough.  After selling the barber shop business (that still bears his name), Doug went on to obtain his real estate sales and broker license, working locally as an agent for many years.  He also became certified as a radon mitigator and started another business venture, A. Douglas Thibodeau, LLC – which will continue with his son, Michael and grandson, Brendan. Doug took great pride in his home and yard, especially the four acre pond that he dug in the early 1980’s.  He was an avid card player and enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, MD. His greatest joy, however, was the love for his family and friends, to whom he was ever devoted. Friends may call 4 – 7 PM Tuesday (July 17th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday (July 18th) at St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough.  Burial with military and fire department honors will follow in Marlborough Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough 06447 or to the Marlborough Vol. Fire Dept., 7 Hebron Road, Marlborough 06447.  For online condolences, please visit

Donations may be made to:

Saint John Fisher Church
30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlboough CT 06447

Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department
7 Hebron Road, Marlborough CT 06447
Tel: 1-860-295-6219

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