Theresa M. Pelletier, 82, of Windsor Locks, widow of Albert J. Pelletier, died peacefully at the Suffield House with her family by her side Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
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She had been a Windsor Locks resident for over 50 years and was a member of St. Mary Church, where she formerly taught CCD for several years. Never blessed with children of her own, she was a second mother to her sister Rita's three children, Dan J. Cahill and his wife, Georgia, of Broad Brook, Diane M. Conroy and her husband, Richard, of Pilot, Va., and Theresa C. Degen and her husband, Richard, of Windsor Locks. She is also survived by a brother, Gilbert Lowell of East Windsor, and several other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews around the country. Besides her husband, Albert, she was predeceased by two sisters, Lillian Sutton and Rita Dowd; and two brothers, Frederick and Francis Lowell.
A businesswoman all of her life, she was formerly employed as a corporate secretary at EDART Truck Rental in Hartford, and later, she was a founding partner at United Truck Leasing in Boston, Mass. A 50-plus year member of the Middlesex Yacht Club, (previously know as the Middletown Yacht Club) she served as an officer for several terms. For the past 25 years, she divided her time between Connecticut and Florida. She and her husband, Al, enjoyed many annual boating trips to Hamburg Cove and Greenport, Long Island. She was a gentle loving aunt who will be missed by her family and friend of 15 years, Ron Sherwood of Windsor.
Her family wishes to thank Kathy Tirone for her unwavering care to Theresa during her time at Suffield by the River.
Visitation hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 22, at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St. Windsor Locks.
Family and friends will gather at noon Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home for a procession to St. Mary Church for a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Committal will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Donations in Theresa's memory may be made to St. Mary Church, 42 Spring St., Windsor Locks, CT 06096; or to Masonicare Charity Foundation of CT, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26, 2012