ALBANY – Mary Benoit Thibault, 71, of Albany, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Mrs. Thibault was born in Albany on July 26, 1940, the daughter of the late Eleanor J. Smith and Arthur “Frenchie” Benoit. She lived here all her life. She was a graduate of Vincentian Institute; a 1961 graduate of the Albany Medical Center School of Nursing; and a 1988 graduate of Russell Sage College, where she was a member of the Russell Sage Honor Society. She was employed by the Albany Medical Center Hospital, and by Central Nursing, and was also a travel agent for Custom Travel.
Mrs. Thibault is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gerald “Jake” Thibault; her daughters Judy Bazan (Bob), and Debbie Picerno (Luigi); her brother Arthur Benoit (Gail Matteo); her sister Dianne Zaloga; her grandchildren Luigi Picerno Jr. and Isabella Picerno; and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead Street, Albany at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.