OBITUARY

Claire T. Tetreault

April 3, 1933April 2, 2019
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Claire T. Tetreault, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late Theodore T. Tetreault.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Lionel P. and Bertha A. (Dugal) Tetreault, she was the beloved sister of Jeanne Frates, Lucien Tetreault, Vicki DeMello and sister-in-law of Irene Tetreault and Donna (DeMoranville) McCaffery. She was raised in Acushnet but lived most of her adult life in Fairhaven. Claire was a parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church.

She is the mother of Richard DeMoranville, Sr. and his wife Lisa, Mark DeMoranville, Debra McMullen and her husband Kevin all from Fairhaven, Scott DeMoranville and his husband D.J. of North Carolina. She is also survived by her step-children Paul R. Tetreault, Bernice Boulay, Eleanor Lefebvre, Patricia Beauregard and her husband Phil and their families.

Claire, Mémere, had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many dear friends.

She was the mother of the late J.D. DeMoranville and baby Wilfred DeMoranville, Jr. and the sister of the late Roger Tetreault. She was also the grandmother of the late Richard “Richie” DeMoranville, Jr. and the daughter-in-law of the late Doris “Nana” (Maciel) DeMoranville.

As one great-granddaughter described it, “If our family were a puzzle, she’d be the biggest piece in the middle.” She loved spending time with her family – whether it be her siblings in Maine (or anywhere there was a deck of cards), outings with her children, or watching her great-grandchildren play, she was always full of love and laughter. Claire was always ready to go out, even in her last days. She loved quilting, ceramics, and quahogging at “The Beach.” She was one of the finest bakers in the area and was well known for her pies. Everyone who met Claire noticed her kind heart, fun personality, and impeccable fashion sense. Above all, she was a strong and courageous woman whose faith inspired many and whose love and friendship touched the lives of everyone she met.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8-9:30am in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, Main St., Fairhaven. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in Claire’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 41 Harding Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, April 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Claire T. Tetreault

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Becky Schweighardt

April 5, 2019

Sending my love to all of the family. Claire was one of my favorite people in the world and I will miss her greatly. Every time I think of her I remember how much love and life she was filled with. Being with her always made me feel closer to my Me-mere (Loretta Roberge). I hope they are together again in heaven feeling all the love we are sending them!

Geri Boswell

April 5, 2019

My condolences to the entire family. The video says so much about the kind of woman the Claire was. Deb i never met ur Mom but having a daughter like you says that was the greatest Mom. Keep her memory alive in ur hearts

Chris Tetreault

April 4, 2019

I have so many memories of Aunty Claire, she was always the first to hug and offer love. She accepted without question, loved without boundaries, and her love for family and friends was endless. She will be missed by all who knew her, even if they only met her briefly.
I wish I had a chance to see her more often, but I did see her before I moved to Florida, and she gave me a special gift that I will cherish always.

Patti Bissonnette

April 3, 2019

My sweet Aunt and Godmother. I will miss you so much and our long distance silly conversations. I will always cherish the wonderful time spent with you at Memere's with all our families and your amazing pies. But most of all I will miss your amazing grace, courage and kindness and the sound of your laughter. You always had kind words and a smile and concern for those around you even when you were not feeling well. You will always be an inspiration to me. You will forever be in my heart. Rest easy now Auntie....I love you...always will. Patti Ann

Nancy Lewis

April 3, 2019

Claire was the sweetest of ladies.Always had a smile on her face. She will be remembered always with happy memories. Thinking of all her family at this time. Nancy and Mike Lewis...and family

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Biography

Claire T. Tetreault, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late Theodore T. Tetreault.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Lionel P. and Bertha A. (Dugal) Tetreault, she was the beloved sister of Jeanne Frates, Lucien Tetreault, Vicki DeMello and sister-in-law of Irene Tetreault and Donna (DeMoranville) McCaffery. She was raised in Acushnet but lived most of her adult life in Fairhaven. Claire was a parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church.

She is the mother of Richard DeMoranville, Sr. and his wife Lisa, Mark DeMoranville, Debra McMullen and her husband Kevin all from Fairhaven, Scott DeMoranville and his husband D.J. of North Carolina. She is also survived by her step-children Paul R. Tetreault, Bernice Boulay, Eleanor Lefebvre, Patricia Beauregard and her husband Phil and their families.

Claire, Mémere, had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many dear friends.

She was the mother of the late J.D. DeMoranville and baby Wilfred DeMoranville, Jr. and the sister of the late Roger Tetreault. She was also the grandmother of the late Richard “Richie” DeMoranville, Jr. and the daughter-in-law of the late Doris “Nana” (Maciel) DeMoranville.

As one great-granddaughter described it, “If our family were a puzzle, she’d be the biggest piece in the middle.” She loved spending time with her family – whether it be her siblings in Maine (or anywhere there was a deck of cards), outings with her children, or watching her great-grandchildren play, she was always full of love and laughter. Claire was always ready to go out, even in her last days. She loved quilting, ceramics, and quahogging at “The Beach.” She was one of the finest bakers in the area and was well known for her pies. Everyone who met Claire noticed her kind heart, fun personality, and impeccable fashion sense. Above all, she was a strong and courageous woman whose faith inspired many and whose love and friendship touched the lives of everyone she met.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8-9:30am in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, Main St., Fairhaven. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in Claire’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 41 Harding Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com