MANCHESTER - Theresa (Roy) Vaillancourt, 87, of Manchester, formerly of Whitefield, died Feb. 16, 2014 at Hanover Hill Healthcare Center after a period of declining health.Theresa was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada on Aug. 20, 1926, to Edgar and Yvonne (Papillon) Roy where she attended Catholic schools and business college. After her schooling she worked for an attorney and then was employed as a dental assistant.She married Gaston R. Vaillancourt in 1948 after which they moved to the United States, settling in Whitefield.She dedicated her life to raising her four children and assisting her husband in his jewelry store. Theresa was very active in community service including the Catholic Daughters of America and the Women's Study Club, serving as grand regent and president respectively. She was instrumental in establishing the Meals on Wheels program in Whitefield.Theresa enjoyed and was extremely accomplished at cooking, sewing and gardening. In later years she enjoyed spending winters in Florida with her husband, eventually moving to Belleair after their retirement.Her family includes two daughters, Susan Vaillancourt and Sylvia Langer,both of Manchester; a son, Michel Vaillancourt of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two granddaughters, Jessica Langer of Manchester and Samantha Vaillancourt of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a sister, Gisele Lessard of Exeter(formerly of Gorham); and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,Gaston; her son, Jean Paul Vaillancourt; and her sister, Marthe Berube.
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services: To honor her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass and burial will be held in warmer weather in Whitefield. Memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 970025, Boston, Mass. 02297-0025.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.To leave a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 23, 2014
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