Theresa "Terry" Salvas

April 16, 1930May 29, 2012

Theresa (Coderre) Salvas, age 82, of Swansea, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of Joseph R. Salvas to whom she has been married for the past 62 years.

Born in Burrillville, Rhode Island, daughter of the late Antoinette Coderre, she had been a lifelong resident of Swansea.

Mrs. Salvas was a waitress at the China Royal Restaurant for many years and owned and operated the former Terry Joe’s restaurant in Somerset before retiring in 1990. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, crocheting, and RVing.

In addition to her husband she is survived by five children Joseph R. Salvas Jr., Michael R. Salvas, David R. Salvas, Dianne Grota and Susan Znoj all of Swansea; two sisters Lucille Ashton of Portland, OR and Mona Danielson of Putnam, CT, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Albert “Babe” Payne and Alfred “Sonny” Payne.

Visiting hours are Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 3-6 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Burial will be private. For tributes or directions:



  • Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2012


  • Burial

Theresa "Terry" Salvas

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June 4, 2012

We love you Meme! You finally have the peace you deserve.

Love you,
Joe, Heather, Xavier, Vincent, Hayley & Jayden

Darlene Andrade

June 2, 2012

Mr. Salvas god bless you and your family, your in my prayers Darlene (Kershaw) Andrade

John Botelho

June 2, 2012

Joe me deepest sympathy to you and your family ,I got to know you an an umpire and became friends with you and learned that you were a really good guy .From me and my wife Tina our condolences to you and all your family from Caoch John Botelho at Federal Little League

Dianne Grota

June 1, 2012

Thank you all for your wishes and prayers. Mom will be missed, but is at peace. Thank you all again.

Barbara Britland

June 1, 2012

Our thoughts go out to the whole Salvas family she was a great lady. She will be greatly missed love and prayers from the Britland family.

May 31, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Salvas family.We are so sorry for your loss. Chris and Bre Cestodio

May 31, 2012

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Salvas Family. So sorry for your loss. Terry (Meme) was a wonderful woman and will be missed.

Julie, Corey, and Jocelyn.