Fred H. Tibbetts

LEWISTON — Fred Homer Tibbetts, 88, formerly of Bethel, died Friday, Dec. 31 at Marshwood Nursing Home.

He was born in Bethel, March 12, 1922, the son of Fred and Louisa Ellen Cummings Tibbetts. He attended Gould Academy and Utility Engineering School for Mack Motors in Chicago.

He was a Purple Heart recipient while serving our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been employed as a diesel mechanic for many years.

He was a member of the International Association of Machinists.

He is survived by a sister, Marjorie Westleigh of Albany; a brother, Edward Tibbetts of North Carolina; cousins and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie, whom he married on Jan. 12, 1947; one sister; and four brothers.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Bethel with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

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