Theresa G. Caron
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1930 - 2017
ROCHESTER, NH - Theresa G. Caron, 86, of Rochester, N.H., died peacefully at her home on Feb. 9, 2017, with her niece Rolena Irish by her side. She was born June 22,1930, in Howland, the daughter of Alphonse and Eugenie (Dumais) Caron, one of 14 children.
She left Howland and came to Fairfield to work for Kennebec Woolen Mill as a spinner, while she lived with her sister Louise. She also worked for Baxter in East Rochester, N.H., and International in Sanford, Maine, where she retired from.
She lived in the same apartment for 47 years in Rochester, N.H., where she took care of her mother, Eugenie, for many years before her death.
She loved her Chihuahua's one Peti and two Tina's.
She bowled candlepin at the bowling center in Dover, N.H., where her team won first place from the Thursday Night Summer League in 1981.
She loved her Boston Red Sox; one of her memorable moments was her being in right field at Fenway, it was Ted Williams last game before he retired and he hit his last home run ever in that game, the people went wild and she got goose bumps telling about it.
She loved the Patriots and got to watch the Super Bowl 51 with her niece Rolena by her side, also loved the Boston Celtics. Family and friends knew during game time do not call as you would be talking to the answering machine.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
One of her favorite past time in the summer was sitting on her porch smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee watching whatever she could see.
She enjoyed her letters from her sister Myrtle and her visits with home cooked meals and cookies from her nieces, Rolena and Regina and gifts from Tanya and Shiela, and I am sure many others, the Dynasty restaurant with her egg drop soup, winterizing her home in later years by her nieces, Rolena Irish and Linda VonOesen, and opening it up in the spring; many laughs! with her standing behind us telling us how it is supposed to be done.
She was quite the carpenter, loved to fix things from yard sales and side of the road treasures and things in her own home, she shared that talent with her sister Louise and her great niece, Brandi Brisk.
She loved playing the guitar, singing and yodeling with her sister Hilda and brother Oda with her sister Louise on the spoons, many a good time at those gatherings. Country music was her choice. When she came to Maine for a visit she played guitar with her great nephew-in-law, Bob Brisk. Had real good times at the Caron Family Reunions.
She had a great sense of humor always laughing. She also said "when God didn't give you children he gave you nieces and nephews."
She was predeceased by her parents; sisters Natalie ,Evelyn, Genora, Aurora, Louise, and Hilda, brothers Henry, Lawrence, James, Oda, Gerald. She is survived by her sister Myrtle Sayer of Michigan, her brother Wilfred Caron of Winslow, very special sister-in-law, Lorraine Caron of New Hampshire; special nieces Rolena Irish, Linda VonOesen, Regina St. Thomas, Sheila Allen; and great niece, Brandi Brisk, special nephews Ervin Paradis of Louisiana and Claude Paradis Jr. of Minnesota; great nephew Robert Irish; along with many more nieced, nephews, and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Johns the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St. Winslow, at 11 a.m. on March 18 with the celebration of life following at the Notre Dame Parish Hall on 116 Silver St. Waterville
Burial will be in the spring at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery on Grove St.in Waterville.
Arrangements are under the care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com
In lieu of flowers donation
can be made to:
Humane Society- Waterville Area
100 Webb Rd.
Waterville, ME 04901
Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.
10 Elm St.
Waterville, ME 04901
Published in Central Maine on Mar. 11, 2017