Mary Bibeault

Woonsocket Call - - OBITUARIES/REGION - brown­fu­ner­al­

WOONSOCKET — Mary (Mrs. Charles) Bibeault Sr. passed away Oct. 10, 2018 at The Friendly Home in Wo o n - socket, where she had lived for the last eight years. She was born in 1927 in Black­stone, Mass., to the late An­nie and Zachary Sokol­sky.

She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band Charles Bibeault in 1970, her sis­ter Stella Miszkiewicz, her broth­ers Alexan­der Sokol­sky, Wal­ter Sokol­sky and Frank Cy­bul­ski.

Mary grad­u­ated from Woonsocket High School in 1943 and Hill Col­lege in Woonsocket in 1944. She was then re­cruited by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to work in the Trea­sury Depart­ment as one of the orig­i­nal “Gov­ern­ment Girls” liv­ing in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. in dor­mi­to­ries for the rest of World war II. Upon her re­turn home at the end of the war, she then spent the ma­jor­ity of her work­ing life as a book­keeper in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try at var­i­ous auto deal­er­ships in Woonsocket. She be­came as ex­pert in au­to­mo­tive fi­nanc­ing, earn­ing many awards for her skills and ef­fi­ciency. She worked at the for­mer Whip­ple Pump Co. and I Med­off Co. be­fore con­clud­ing her work­ing ca­reer at Woonsocket High School as a book­keeper re­spon­si­ble for school clubs and other fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mary was a long­time mem­ber of Our Saviour’s Parish Pol­ish Na­tional Catholic Church in Woonsocket. She served on many Parish com­mit­tees, served as a coun­selor, ad­viser and chap­er­one to Youth Groups, trav­el­ing to con­vo­ca­tions and re­treats through­out the East Coast. Mary also served as Parish Del­e­gate to the Na­tional Synod of the Church, help­ing to form pol­icy and elect­ing of­fi­cials. She served as Sec­re­tary, Trea­surer, and other of­fices in her parish. She par­tic­u­larly loved the Ladies’ Ado­ra­tion So­ci­ety and the prepa­ra­tions for the bazaars and fairs the Parish held.

Mary was also a mem­ber of the St. Marks Lutheran Se­nior Club and served as a past Pres­i­dent of the Deer­field Com­mons of North Smith­field As­so­ci­a­tion. Be­ing proud of her Pol­ish her­itage, she trav­eled to Poland, the land of her mother’s birth.

Mary is sur­vived her daugh­ter El­iz­a­beth Liard and her hus­band Robert of Con­way, S.C., her son Charles and his wife Gayle Bibeault of Woonsocket, her grand­sons Brian and Charles M. of Woonsocket, step grand­son Ni­cholas Liard of Cum­ber­land, great grand­son Ste­fan Bibeault of Woonsocket, her sis­ter So­nia Gau­vin and her hus­band Leonard of Cum­ber­land and her nephew Steven Miszkiewicz of The Vil­lages, Florida.

The fam­ily would like to thank the staff at Friendly Nurs­ing Home for their ex­cel­lent care pro­vided to Mary over the past eight years.

Her fu­neral will be Tues­day at 10 a.m. from the Keene-Brown Fu­neral Home, 445 Greenville Road, North Smith­field with a Re­quiem Mass of Chris­tian Burial at 11 a.m. in Our Savioir’s Parish Na­tional Catholic Church, Smith­field Road Woonsocket. Burial will fol­low in Pre­cious Blood Ceme­tery. Calling hours will be Mon­day from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions may be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, PO Box 22478 Ok­la­homa City, OK 73123.

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