'Journal Tribune' details UNE effort to restore small graveyard on Biddeford Campus

August 18, 2014

Alan Thibeault
Alan Thibeault

An article in the Journal Tribune weekend edition, dated August 16, tells the story of how Alan Thibeault, UNE assistant vice president of planning, oversaw the restoration of a small graveyard on the Biddeford Campus.

The plot of ground, located on Old Pool Road, includes four small graves marked only by initials. It is unknown how far back the graves date or whose remains they contain. Nonetheless, Thibeault recognized the importance of paying proper respect to the lives they represent, and found the resources to clear away overgrown plants and debris. He also worked to rebuild the granite and iron fence around the plot.

“[G]rave sites honor the memory of people, even if you don’t know who they are,” Thibeault explains in the article.

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