Theresa E. Coulombe

June 22, 1930August 30, 2018

Theresa E. Coulombe (Moreau) of Worcester, MA died peacefully at home August 30, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Terry was born in 1930 in Central Falls, RI, the youngest of seven children of Ernest and Eva Moreau (Arsenault). Like many other French Canadian children in town, she grew up speaking French at home and learned English at her local parochial school. After high school, she worked as a secretary at the YWCA. Through her brother Joe, she was introduced to her future husband, Joe Coulombe, whom she married in 1955. Shortly after the birth of their first daughter Deborah in 1957, Terry and her husband moved to Westland, Michigan, where their children Sandy, Lynne and David were born. In 1968, she and her family moved to Holden, MA. She worked as the dean's secretary at UMass Medical Center's Continuing Education office and belonged to the Holden Women's Club. She and Joe spent many happy winters in Englewood, FL. In 2014, they moved to Briarwood Senior Living Community in Worcester. Terry was a petite, perpetually active woman, who loved gardening, walking, swimming, going to the beach, playing tennis and golf and being outdoors. Dancing was a big passion,most recently to rap music at her granddaughter's wedding in 2016. She was an early and eager devotee of yoga which she practiced for 50 years; every morning began with stretching and exercising. Terry was very social, and loved playing bridge and poker; people truly enjoyed her company! Terry is survived by her husband Joe of Worcester, her daughter Deborah and husband Jim Newman of Woods Hole, MA, her daughter Sandy and husband Bill Mott of Holden, MA, her daughter Lynne and husband Jim Saucier of Cumberland, ME, her son David and wife Lorie of New York City and her sister Annette Gautreaux of Pawtucket, RI. Terry leaves behind ten beloved grandchildren: Jason, Erica, Shelby, Emily, Jamie, Peter, Alexandra, Oliver, Sam and Celeste and one great-grandson, Jacob, whom Terry recently labeled "the star of the show!" At Terry's request, there will be no services.


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Vivian Shortreed

September 7, 2018

To Terry's family and friends -- I am among Terry and Joe's neighbors at Briarwood. We are all so sorry to lose Terry. Her illness was so hard and her death very sad. I will always remember her as one sparkling lady.

I send my deepest sympathy.

Vivian Shortreed

Don and Sally Gautreaux

September 3, 2018

Uncle Joe Pete and family - we have wonderful memories of Aunt Terry and know that she will be greatly missed. We will always cherish the times at the swimming pool during the family gatherings. Please know that we are thinking of you at this time and hold the family dear in our hearts. Love Don and Sally

David Gautreaux

September 3, 2018

Our faith, our integrity, our fidelity, our strength, our joy are all from the blessing of being born to this incredible and extensive family.
Our Grandparents shouldered so much responsibility and built the greatest of foundations that we have all grown and benefitted from. What a hundred years this has been!
As children of and nephews of and cousins of and descendants of this breathtaking lineage, we know deeply the influence that each has brought to us.
Aunt Terry, thank you.
Dave Gautreaux

Carolyn Furman

September 3, 2018

My Dear Terry, what wonderful memories the four of us made! You and I, Joe and Buster. Tuesday Golf ⛳️ and Dinner Out. Monday Night Spaghetti at the Legion. Tennis 🎾 at Fiddlers Green. New Years Eve at the Legion dancing the night away. Sharing your 🌽 chowder and Banana 🍌 Bread. Loved your “innocence “! We had so many laughs over the years, especially on the Golf Course. Will think of you often “Little Terry”.
Much Love,
Buster and Carolyn
The two of you are wonderful friends and always will be. We look forward to keeping in touch. Send our Thoughts and Prayers your way.
Buster and Carolyn

Janine Cortesa

September 3, 2018

Uncle "Pete", Deb, Sandy, Lynn, David and the entire family: Please accept our sincere condolences. Aunt Terry was always a sweetheart with a positive take on life. I have so many memories of her but particularly recall her vibrancy and joy. I was blessed to spend many summer vacation days at your home, and Terry was always extremely loving and kind. I recall her offering us snacks etc by the pool and allowing us to play endless board-games but also expecting us to toe the line and pitch in with the household chores. She inspired my own life-long love of yoga. She will be missed but remembered with love always. Janine (and Frank)