Christopher “Chris” Thibault, 38, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021, after battling the most courageous fight against metastatic breast cancer. Christopher was born in Springfield, on January 21, 1983, the son of Beatrice “Bea” (Schibel) Thibault and the late René “Butch” Thibault. Chris was born in Springfield where he lived and attended school until his family moved to West Springfield in 1999. Chris attended the Springfield High School of Science and Technology where he took his first video production class and realized that this was undeniably his passion. Chris went on to graduate from West Springfield High School before moving to Brooklyn to take courses at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. He later moved back to Springfield where he started his own business and never turned back. His creativity, talent, passion, and work ethic, mixed with his genuine, generous, and magnetic personality lead him to earn his reputation locally as a creative genius who supported his community and inspired so many. He shined brightest while shining light on the heart of people’s stories, including his own. As he says, “Story is King”. In addition to his father, he was also predeceased by a brother Brandon Thibault in 2019. Christopher is survived by his wife Melissa “Missy” (Boyle) Thibault of Springfield and three children Brayden Boyle, Skylar Thibault, and Cassidy Thibault all of Springfield, his mother Beatrice (Schibel) Thibault of Springfield, and two brothers Michael Thibault and his wife Jocelyn of West Springfield, Daniel Thibault of West Springfield, and sister-in-law Brielynn (McGuire) Thibault, and was the son in law of Brian and Susan Boyle of Springfield, and brother-in-law of Jessica Benoit and her husband James of Springfield, Jon Boyle of Springfield, Bethany Boyle and her wife Ashlee Boyle of Enfield, CT. He also leaves behind a large extended family, many dear friends, his beloved dog Rocko, proud colleagues, and an army of supporters. Family and friends will gather and remember Chris on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 11am - 2pm at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield. Due to capacity restrictions, there will be a private memorial service at 3pm. The service will be live streamed using the link bit.ly/ChrisThibault for those who would wish to attend virtually. His family, friends, and colleagues look forward to having a public celebration of life when restrictions allow for it. Donations may be made in Chris’s memory to his wife and children as they navigate moving forward without him. The Spirit of Springfield has organized a GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/chris-thibaults-family.
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