Theresa R. Daversa

May 3, 1933August 27, 2021

Theresa (Richi) Daversa, 88, beloved wife of Henry J. Daversa, Jr. of Wethersfield, passed away on August 27, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hartford and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Paternostro) Richi. Theresa had been employed by the State of CT, DMR, for 29 years until her retirement in 1994. She was a communicant of Incarnation Church and was a CCD teacher for many years. She volunteered for several years at the Avery Heights gift shop and participated as a model in their annual fashion show. Theresa was an avid reader. She loved to cook and was famous for her ice cream cakes and biscotti. She and Henry loved to attend Broadway shows at the Bushnell. Above all else, she will be remembered for spending time with husband, Henry, and their family. She always put family first and enjoyed wonderful times at their pool. Her positivity and love of family will be forever remembered and greatly missed. Anyone who knew Theresa will remember her for her sweet demeanor and kind heart. Whenever you saw her, she was always dressed to the nines. In addition to her devoted husband, Henry, of 69 years, she will be dearly missed by her children; Hank and his wife, JoAnn Daversa of Rocky Hill; Dan and his wife, Mary Daversa; and Cindy Sousa all of Wethersfield; and her three precious grandchildren, Matthew Daversa, Danielle Daversa, Meghan and her husband, Matthew Siracusa; and her two adoring great-grandchildren, Lucy and Emilia Siracusa of South Windsor. Theresa was predeceased by her beloved grandson, Michael James Daversa, and her cousin, Carmela Mele, who was like a sister to her. A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, September 1, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, September 2, at 9:45 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St., Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church and masks will be required. Burial will be held privately. Memorial contributions can be made to Mikey's Place, c/o Dan & Mary Daversa, 5 Grist Mill Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109 or For directions or online messages, please visit


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    Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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    Thursday, September 2, 2021


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Cindy Simms

September 2, 2021

Daversa Family, we’re so very sorry for the loss of your Theresa, mom, grandmother… she was a beautiful lady, always smiling and so warm, kind, and friendly to us when we were together. What a beautiful legacy she leaves here on earth. We’re thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort. Love, Cindy and Paul Simms.

Lou Ann Fred Menditto

August 30, 2021

Our thoughts and condolences to the family

Pat Yagmin

August 30, 2021

Always a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. And willing to help in our community. I remember our days at DMR. A loss of a very kind and happy person. My sincerest condolences to her family.

Steve Kelly

August 30, 2021

Hank and Danny and Families-----very sorry to read of your Mom's passing.

Lynn McNamara

August 30, 2021

Rest In Peace beautiful lady. We enjoyed great times at Avery fashion shows.

Joan Guerrera

August 29, 2021

To the Daversa Family-
I enjoyed getting to know Theresa working at The Hartford Regional Center. She was a very special lady! I will never forget the baby shower she hosted at her home when I was expecting my first born- 35 years ago! I will miss our annual “girls night out”. My deepest sympathy to all of you and may she Rest In Peace.
Joan Guerrera