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Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA

OBITUARY

Mary Theresa Alarie

October 3, 1931July 2, 2019
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Mary Theresa (Anger) Alarie, 87, of Eastham and widow of the late Paul J. Alarie, was born on October 3, 1931 and passed on July 2, 2019. She was married to Paul for nearly 68 years before his passing in February of this year. Having also lived in Worcester and Longmeadow, MA, she is the daughter of the late Claude and Mary Anger.

Theresa graduated from Classical High School in Worcester, earned her BS attending Sargent College at BU and Worcester State, and her Master’s degree from Springfield College. She taught in the Longmeadow Public Schools system until her retirement. Here on Cape Cod, she was a member of the PEO, the Orleans Community Exchange, the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, and she volunteered at the Swap Shop and the Academy of Performing Arts. In 2015, she and Paul were Eastham Windmill Weekend Honorees for their service to the community. She enjoyed cooking, hosting friends and family, and music, especially playing the piano.

Theresa leaves her brother Paul (Judy) Anger, her children Giselle (Wayne) Claxton, Mark (Donna) Alarie, David (Ellen) Alarie, and Suzanne (Holger Papke) Shepard. She will also be missed by 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held at St. Joan of Arc on 61 Canal Road, Orleans, MA 02653 at 9 am on July 15, 2019 followed by a funeral mass. Burial will held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 15, 2019

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Barbara Francke

July 16, 2019

My deepest condolences , thoughts and prayers to the family. Barbara F

Eleanor Santos

July 15, 2019

I have such wonderful memories of our times with Terry and Paul. Terry and I taught together for many years and our friend ship continued through almost 50 years, and we spent many happy hours with both of them. We are sorry to have missed her service, but only just learned of her passing. Please know our thoughts are with you all.

Kara Kozloff

July 5, 2019

So many wonderful memories to share! I will never forget clamming with Grandma first thing in the morning, playing piano with her or making clam chowder from scratch. Grandpa singing Alouette to us all the time or braving Hurricane Bob together at their house in Eastham. Two of the best people I was so lucky to have in my life. Their love and happiness for life will live on in so many ways.

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