The winners have been selected! Fifteen of your neighbors in the community will be honored with a Beacon Award on Nov. 17 at WoodWinds. Join the celebration.
Cherie Oest Thibodeau
Cherie Oest Thibodeau, beloved wife of Arthur Thibodeau, daughter of Virginia Russell and the late Ronald Oest, died in Florida on Dec. 23, 2020, at the age of 65. She was raised in Deep River by her mother and stepfather, the late Oscar Buracchi
Cherie was a graduate of Valley Regional High School and earned an associate degree from Mohegan Community College.
She leaves her husband; mother; three sons, Thomas, Gregory, and William Thibodeau; sister Jade Oest; and half sisters and brothers Patricia Pace, Russell Buracchi, and Timothy, Cheyenne, Lorraine, and Laura Oest.
She loved to swim, do water aerobics, crafts, and quilting and was known for her delicious chocolate chip cookies. She was a good person and did volunteer work for ten years in the oncology department at Windham Hospital. She will be missed by many.