Shirley Tetreault
1929 - 2020
Tetreault, Shirley NORTHVILLE Shirley Tetreault, 91, a loving and beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on November 17, 2020. Shirley was born on February 11, 1929, to Fred and Marie Schneider in Longmeadow, Mass. She received her undergraduate degree at Ithaca College, and master's degree at Springfield College, both in physical education. She married her beloved husband, Walter "Budd" Tetreault in 1952. They owned and operated The Beachcomber in Northville, in the summers for several years. Shirley taught physical education at Guilderland High School for 33 years. She loved her years of coaching girls' varsity sports and was fondly called "Big Red" because of her red lipstick and school colors. She was a fierce competitor in everything that she did. She absolutely loved teaching kids; it brought her great joy. Shirley was a tremendous golfer. She started playing as a young girl at Longmeadow Country Club with her parents. She was club champion many times at Tall Timbers Golf Club and Savanna Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. She was always looking to have fun and could easily be found diving from high places or sledding in her shorts. She was an avid skier and loved to play bridge. Shirley and Budd retired to the Great Sacandaga Lake in Northville and The Savanna Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. They lived an active retirement between boating, golf, and spending time with friends and family. Shirley was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Budd" Tetreault. She is survived by her son Todd Tetreault; and daughters, Tove (John) Stevens and Tami (Peter) Cohan. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Luke, Hailey and Hannah Tetreault, Trevor, Ryland and Olivia Stevens, Connor (Kate), Casey and Kyleigh Cohan. Her beautiful blue eyes were always sparkling and mischievous. Her joy, optimistic outlook on life, enthusiasm and laughter was contagious. She was a bright light in our world and will be greatly missed. We will have a celebration of life in June. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. Arrangements are in the care of Northville Funeral Service, Inc. 401 Bridge St., Northville. Please visit the family's online guestbook at

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Published by Albany Times Union from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2020.
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She was one of my favorite teachers at GCHS. My your memories ease the pain of your loss.
Michelle (Gee) Tylutki
November 24, 2020
Todd, Tove, and Tami and families,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I was just thinking about her a few days ago before I saw the obituary! I had such good times with both your Mom and Dad over the years as we were connected by VCHS. Good memories. I wish you all the best in the future as you hold them both close to your hearts. Sincerely,
Jane Willey
Jane Willey
November 23, 2020
She was my favorite teacher! I had her from 1983-1987. She was someone you could always go to if you needed to talk about something. She never treated you like a kid. She talked to you as an adult.
So sorry for your loss!
November 22, 2020
Shirley was my soccer coach in 1979 and 80. She was an awesome role model and motivator for us girls. My favorite saying from her was to "use your walking around brains". She was compassionate and all of the girls loved her. RIP Coach.
Terry Barney Conway
November 22, 2020
Remember her GREAT sense of humor..Shirley laughed with us not at us..She was one of the good ones. Sorry for your loss..remember the good times.
Patricia Mosall
November 22, 2020
To the family of Shirley Tetreault, I offer my sincere sympathy to you all. Mrs. Tetreault was my PE teacher at GCHS. I will always remember her kindness and good humor. She was a wonderful teacher and coach.
Nancy Jensen (Wilson)
November 22, 2020
Mars tetreault was my gym teacher at guilderland and I’m sure many more of my classmates God Bless she was a wonderful Pe teacher
Donna Lorette
November 22, 2020