Stella Marguerite Purinton Bernier Thibeault, who worked in the business office at Bowdoin for 37 years, died on June 10, 2005, in Portland, Maine.
She was an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, having been elected following her retirement. Born in Brunswick on January 23, 1933, she was graduated from Brunswick High School in 1951. She was married in 1952 to Evariste O. Bernier, who died in 1997. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick, which she has served as lector, and was a past president of Brunswick Emblem Club, of which she was a charter member. In October of 1998, she was married again, to Louis E. Thibeault, who survives her, as do a daughter, Barbara A. Desmarais of Brunswick; a son, Evariste O. Bernier, Jr.; a sister, Anne P. Orr of Brunswick; a brother, Jerome C. Purinton, also of Brunswick; three grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.