Joseph A. Gilbert Theriault, 83

WATERVILLE — Joseph A. Gilbert “Gil” Theriault, 83, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1929, the son of Irene (Bard) and Paul Theriault in Fort Kent. He moved to Waterville, where he attended St. Francis de Sales Grammar School, Waterville High, and graduating from Thomas College in 1950.

Gil also attended New Hampshire College in Manchester, N.H., and Columbia University in New York, then received a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He had a long career as a hospital administrator; he was instrumental in the establishment of the new Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

Gil and his wife Janet were both natives of Maine, but moved with their family to West Virginia, New Hampshire and Vermont before returning to Maine for retirement.

During his military service with the U.S. Army from 1951–53, Gil was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and Stuttgart, Germany.

Gil and his wife spent winters in Daytona Beach, Fla. for several years. He liked to travel, read, hunt, garden, and follow the Red Sox. He especially enjoyed the company of his large family.

He is survived by his wife, Janet (King); their seven children, J. Gilbert of Williston, Vt., Mark of Cape Elizabeth, Laurie of Westbrook, Alan of Casco, Stacy Mahoney of Gorham, Darcy Sofia of Honey Brook, Pa. and Bruce of Southbury, Conn.; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, J. Lawrence of Waterville; and two sisters, Lorraine Quirion of Winslow and Julie Cyr of Southington, Conn.

A private ceremony was held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville on July 9, 2013. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com

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