Thelma Marie Dempsey

October 2, 1949 ~ June 17, 2020 (age 70)


Heaven recieved another angel. Thelma Marie Dempsey (Hawes), 70, passed away at her home in Fairfield, Maine surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

She was born in Fort Kent, Maine a daughter of Patrick and Nellie (Voisine) Dempsey on October 2, 1949. She attended Waterville schools. She married her childhood sweetheart Daniel A. Hawes on September 01, 1965. They shared six beautiful children together.

Thelma was a loving, caring woman. She would give the shirt off her back if you needed it. Her doors were always open to ALL. She devoted her life to her family, she was always helping someone throughout her life and doing so happily. No one was ever a stranger in her home. Her hobbies included collecting porcelain dolls and figurines. They were all glued down because she would let the grandbabies play with anything they wanted too. She enjoyed visiting her family and having huge family gatherings. She loved playing Bingo with friends and family. As many of her bingo friends will remember she could always be found at the back table after bingo pulling the lottery tickets.

She enjoyed having her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren around her. Always the life of family gatherings. Sometimes she would entertain everyone by playing the spoons. This would amaze all the kids!

Our Mom absolutely loved ALL of her children with everything in her. We were her reason for living.

Our Mom had an amazing bond with her youngest son, her baby boy Jerry Hawes who passed to soon in life on Monday,  April 13, 2020. She longed to be with him.

Thelma will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by so many. To know her was to love her!

She is survived by her loving children: Sheri LaVerdiere and her husband Bryant of Fairfield, Kelly LaChance of Fairfield, Randy Hawes and his significant  other Kim of Waterville, Kathy Kennedy and her husband Terry of Florida, Daniel Hawes, and his wife Tonia of Fairfield. Her siblings Bernadette Paradis of Waterville, Danny Dempsey, and his wife Tammy of Burnham, Karen Elliott of Waterville and Gayle Workman, and her husband Larry of Oakland. Twenty grandchildren and seventeen  great-grandchildren and a new great-grandson on the way.

She is predeceased by the father of her children Daniel A. Hawes Sr., her son Jerry P. Hawes Sr. and an infant son Toby L. Hawes, her parents Patrick and Nellie Dempsey and her brother Jerry Dempsey.

Thelma's children would  like to give their heartfelt appreciation to everyone for their love, care, and compassion given and shown to our beautiful Mom.

At our Mother's request, there will be no viewing or public service. Her children will be planning a Celebration of her Life at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Madison & Bingham, Maine. To view updated service information, leave a condolence for J-Jay's family, share a memory, view the online obituary and to share service and obituary information on social media please visit our website at

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