Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


Theresa Mary Mathiau

May 13, 1924January 24, 2020

Theresa M. Mathiau 95, widow of Ralph Mathiau Sr, of East Hartford passed away on January 24 at Vernon Manor after a brief illness. Theresa was born May 13, 1924 in East Hartford to the late Dorilla and Eugene Dube. She graduated from East Hartford High School. Mrs. Mathiau retired from Burnham & Brady Candy Box in 1987. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Church as well as a lifelong resident of East Hartford. Theresa was a devoted wife and mother who cherished time spent with her family. A light hearted woman, she had a loving and gentle nature with a great sense of humor. Theresa will be most remembered for her faith and love of family. She is survived and will be dearly missed by 2 daughters Diana and her husband Norman Cote of East Hartford, Mary and her husband Rich Lester of Tolland, 9 sons Ralph Jr and wife Julie of Decatur, Georgia, Donald and wife Norma of Dover, Vermont, Richard and wife Judy of Vasselboro, Maine ,Eugene of Tolland, CT John and wife Susan of Watervliet, Michigan, William and wife Kathryn of Wales Massachusetts, Thomas and wife Sandi of East Hartford, David and wife Chrissy of East Hartford, Robert and wife Joanie of Tolland, 28 Grandchildren and 37 Great Grandchildren. Theresa also leaves 2 sister-in-laws Barbara Mathiau and Arlene Mikulitz. She was predeceased by 3 Grandchildren Matthew Lester, Amy Lackey and Erin Mathiau. Friends are welcome to gather for the Funeral Liturgy Thursday, January 30 at 10AM in St Mary Church followed by burial at Hillside Cemetery. Visitation hours will be Wednesday, January 29 from 4-7pm at the Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. For directions or online messages, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com


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Alicia Gonzalez

January 27, 2020

Meme, thank you for being an amazing great grandmother to me and my girls! I remember you always would give me a birthday card on my birthday! You always made sure to include me and the girls in all the family activities! We are blessed to have been able to be apart of your family! Thank you! We love you Great Meme!! Condolences from Oklahoma and the Gonzalez family!