Susan Jane (Peterson) Thibaud

October 31, 2021


Susan Jane (Peterson) Thibaud
Shelburne, VT

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan J. Thibaud, 78 on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at the McClure Miller Respite House, surrounded by her family.

Susan was born to the late Rowland E. and Katherine M. (O’Brien) Peterson.  Susan grew up in South Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School in 1961.  She married her best friend and high school sweetheart, Bruce Thibaud on March 27, 1965 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington, VT.  Together they raised their two children, Todd and Stacey Thibaud.  

As a young woman she worked as a hair dresser, later became a successful Realtor, and for 12 years, along with her daughter, Stacey ran a popular card and gift boutique, Initially Yours on Church Street in Downtown Burlington.  Susan was an artist, gourmet chef and a talented gardener.  The accomplishment that Susan was most proud of however, was her family.  She was the quintessential wife, mom and “Nanny” and always put the needs of her family first and foremost.  She was happiest when we were all together.

Susan is survived by her husband, Bruce of Shelburne, their son Todd and his wife Susie Thibaud, their daughter Stacey Thibaud and her fiance Daniel J. DeLisle, their five grandchildren, Katie, Wyatt, Sadie, Emma and Gracey Hoechner, her sister Betty and husband, Jeff Goldberg, her nieces and nephews and her many close friends that were like family to her. She is deeply loved and will be missed by many.

Services will be held at a later date in the spring of 2022.  

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Susan J. Thibaud to The SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund (SDICRF) P.O. Box 2286, South Burlington, VT 05407 or donate online to 

Arrangements are in care of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, VT. 


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