GEORGETOWN — Joan P. Tibbetts 79, of Bay Point passed away peaceful Saturday January 21, 2012 at Winship Green Nursing Home in Bath with her loving husband, beloved children and her precious dog, Terra by her side. Joan had fought a long courageous battle with diabetes. She was born in Nashua, NH on December 29, 1932 the daughter of Frank E. Burnham and Sylvia R. (Lynch) Burnham.

On July 11, 1950 she married Arthur E. Tibbetts and they made their home in Georgetown.

Joan had worked in several places over her life time including Brown Brothers Restaurant and Motel in Boothbay Harbor, Five Islands Seafood and the “Love Nest” snack bar, The Georgetown Country store, The Grey Havens Inn in Georgetown and helped her husband run Kennebec Lobster co., she also was a wonderful loving mother and home maker.

Joan was a member of the Five Islands Baptist Church, The Bath Emblem Club and she also volunteered for the Georgetown Women’s Working League. Joan was a fun loving women, always had a smile on her face, was always there to help anyone, loved people and animals, enjoyed cooking, and she also loved going in the boat and just enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Tibbetts Sr. of Georgetown, a daughter, Michelle Plummer and her husband Glenn of Five Islands, two sons, Arthur Tibbetts jr and his companion Arlene Smith of Camden, and Michael Tibbetts of Georgetown, a sister, Pamela Matthews and her husband Dave Horsley of Panama City, Fla. a grandson, Matthew Tibbetts and his wife Christina of Thomaston and their two children Lucas and Lyla. A very special niece, Jody Ann Murphy of Woolwich, her best friend, Vicky Hilton of Damariscotta, a cousin, Cathy of California and many other nieces, nephews, special friends and several Brother and Sister in laws.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sherry Ann Tibbetts, a daughter in law, Carolyn Tibbetts, two brothers, Robert “Bob” Marchant and Frank “Skipper” Burnham.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11am Saturday January 28, 2012 at the Five Islands Baptist Church with Pastor Barry Moore officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Georgetown Community Center in Five Islands. Burial will be in the spring at Mountainside Cemetery in Georgetown. Memorial contributions may be made to The Georgetown Community Center, 19 Old Schoolhouse Road, Georgetown, 04548, The Georgetown Fire Department, P.O. Box 199, Georgetown, 04548, or The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10310, Portland, 04104. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at