Philip Lloyd Theriault

Philip Lloyd Theriault, 68, of Forestville, died on Dec. 18, 2012, at home with his devoted wife of 25 years, Monique (Morga) by his side, after a courageous two-year battle with lung cancer.

Philip, affectionately known as Lloyd to his family and friends, was born in Frenchville, Maine, one of five children to the late Theodule and Elsie (Dubé) Theriault on April 18, 1944. His family moved to Plainville in 1956, where he attended high school and later devoted the rest of his life to the trucking industry, both locally and interstate. He retired after more than 20 years as a driver for Manafort Brothers in 2007. Lloyd had a longtime passion for Corvettes, having been one of the first in town to own one, and collected several throughout the years. He was a former race car driver at the Plainville Stadium, and continued his love for racing as a NASCAR enthusiast, in addition to being a Dallas Cowboys fan. Lloyd proudly served his town as a volunteer fireman with Plainville Fire Department for more than 20 years. He will be forever remembered and missed by his family and many friends for his kindness and sense of humor, leaving many cherished memories.

In addition to his wife, Monique, he leaves his children from his first marriage to Roberta Robertson, daughter, Kim Marie Theriault Dinelli and her children, Elizabeth, Dakota, and Cooper, and his son, Ted Anthony, his wife, Sarah, and their children, Mike and Aiden; his brother, Ralph, his wife, Rosemary; his sister, Mert and her husband, George Kemzura and his sister, Betty and her husband, Leo Ouellette; along with their families, his many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Marianna; and his brothers-in-law, Michael and Edmond and his sister-in-law, Therese and their families. He was predeceased by his sister, Jeanne D'Arc.

The funeral was held Dec. 22, before the Mass, at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Committal services followed at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

Published in Plainville Citizen from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013