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J. Maurice Bibeau

August 2, 1932 October 28, 2018
J. Maurice Bibeau
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J. Maurice Bibeau, 86, died October 28, 2018 after a brief illness. He was a resident of Hyde Park for forty years.

He was born in Lawrence Massachusetts in 1932. His parents were Wilfrid A. Bibeau and Marie Aurore Deshaies.

He is survived by his brother, Roland Bibeau and his wife Joan of Andover, Massachusetts.  Roland’s first wife, Helena, died in 1976. Maurice is also survived by Roland’s children, Joanne Bibeau, Janet Bibeau, Paul Bibeau and his wife, Linda, Donna Gorzela and her husband Richard and Stephen Bibeau.  His sister Pauline died in 1954. Maurice married Donna Ryan in 1988. She died in 1999.  He is survived by Donna’s sister-in-law Judy Murphy and her children Sheila Pogarian and her husband Keith, Jay Ryan and his wife Sanae, Beth DiTondo and her husband Mark, and Kathryn Pagano and her husband Steve. Maurice is also survived by several great nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He will also be missed by many friends, former students and colleagues at Marist College.

Maurice graduated from Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and St. John’s University, New York.  He also spent summers studying in Spain, Mexico and Ecuador.  Maurice was one of the founding professors of Marist College. He was an assistant Professor of Spanish at Marist College for 33 years and an adjunct professor for 13 years.

There will be no calling hours.  Messages of condolences may be given to Maurice’s family care of Sweet’s Funeral Home, 4365 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marist College for the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel Fund in memory of Professor Maurice Bibeau and mailed to Marist College, Office of College Advancement, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St, Andover, MA. Burial will follow in St. Mary/Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, MA.

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10:00 AM 12/29/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Augustine Church

43 Essex Street
Andover, MA 01810

St. Augustine Church
43 Essex Street Andover 01810 MA
United States





11:15 AM 12/29/2018 11:15:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/29/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Mary/Immaculate Conception Cemetery

29 Barker Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

St. Mary/Immaculate Conception Cemetery
29 Barker Street Lawrence 01841 MA
United States

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Marist College, Office of College Advancement

3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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