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Marion E. Thibideau - 77

1/19/1943 - 4/24/2020

Chicago Heights

Marion E. Thibideau, age 77, passed peacefully on April 24th.  She resided in Chicago Heights, formerly in Holbrook.  1961 graduate of Bloom High School and was employed in the secretarial department of her alma mater for 46 years (1961-2007).  The last 43 years she was secretary to seven principals.  A member of the Happy Swingers Square Dance Club, Queen Ann’s Line Dance Club and TOPS Chapter 2458 of Steger.  Attended East Hazel Crest Bible Church.  An avid reader, she visited the Chicago Heights Library often.  Daughter of the late Sabrina nee Millar and Lorne Thibideau.  Sister of the late Gene, Robert, Lorraine, William (late Edith) and her twin Frank (late Melba) Thibideau.  Aunt of Judy (Darvin) Galbreath, Lisa (Michael) Treccani, William (Ann), Wayne, John and Raymond (Terri) Thibideau.  Great aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She will be very much missed by her family and friends.  Due to the current health situations, services and burial were private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. James D. Steckel Library c/o Bloom High School, 101 West 10th Street, Chicago Heights, would be appreciated by her family.  For further information contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights at 708-481-9230 or


  • Donna and Greg Zuidema

    on 04/29/20

    Marion was truly a professional in all  her dealings at Bloom. She was organized, hard working and never left a job unfinished. We always laughed that she ran the school! She was a thorough secretary for the Bloom District Credit Union for many years. Marion was also our dear friend and we will miss her very much.

  • Lynda Byrd

    on 04/30/20

    I was privileged to have worked with Marion for many, many years at Bloom High School.  She was my assistant for the six years that I served as one of the many building Principals in her tenure at the school.  Her dedication, loyalty, support and inspiring work effort was known to all.  Meticulous in every aspect of her work, she never left a job or task incomplete.  I was privileged to have known her as a colleague and friend.  Bloom has lost a treasure in Marion.  

    My heartfelt sympathy to her family.  She was very, very special.  

  • Mary Miller

    on 04/30/20

    I knew Marion as a professional and a friend. As a professional she was the best and as a friend she was just that a true friend. I worked and had lunch with Marion for over 30 years. She will truly be missed as my friend and lunch buddy   My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family.  
    Mary Miller

  • Charlotte Clark

    on 04/30/20

    I knew Marion since third grade at Brookwood Elementary School.  We stayed friends until I moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2003.  After I moved I would call Marion or she would call me almost every Sunday evening to catch up on the news in the Heights. We had many laughs with good and sad news. I will miss Marion for many years to come.  Thank you Marion for being a great friend.  May our Lord keep you in his loving hands.  Rest well my friend until we meet again in heaven.

    With love,


  • Melody Froncek

    on 05/05/20

    I knew Ms. Thibedeau as a student at Bloom. After graduation, I got to know her as a colleague while working at Bloom. She was always very professional, courteous, had a great sense of humor, and was a great asset to Bloom High School.  I always admired her "spunk". She was intelligent and had one of the most beautiful souls. She had the most infectious laugh and always made you feel good after speaking with you. May the Lord grant her eternal rest, and may the perpetual light shine upon her.



  • Marilyn (Cohrs) Bruno

    on 05/18/20

    Marion worked with my mother, Marie Cohrs, who served as registrar for Bloom for many years. They were dear friends, along with my sister Judith Cohrs. I also joined them occasionally when i was in town and we would go to perhaps a church dinner or some community function. Marion was a true friend to our family. We appreciated her good heart and her joyful attitude about life and her family. There is a great loss when such as she passes on, but we know she has taken her place in the glory and peace of heaven.

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