June 7, 1914 – February 8, 2014
Obituaries » THERESE I. GAGNE
GAGNE, THERESE ISABELLE, 99, of Barre, died February 8, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born in Montreal, Quebec, on June 7, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Jean and Agnes (Dessureault) Cloutier. She attended schools and studied art and music in Montreal. On October 17, 1936, she married Michel Gagne in St. Monica Church. After their marriage, they made their home on Green Street. Mr. Gagne died on September 26, 1997. Therese was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her husband and her children. She was an accomplished seamstress and made her children’s clothing for several years. She was a member of St. Monica Church, Ladies of Ste. Anne Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Ste. Jean the Baptiste Society and the Carmelite Guild. Therese enjoyed reading, sewing and gardening. She made sure that no one left her home without being fed and freely gave vegetables from her garden. She was very generous and gave to others in need. Survivors include three daughters, Fernande Henson of Essex Junction, Diane Button of New Hampshire and Louise Dodge of Topsham; three sons, Ronald of Graniteville, and Paul and John Peter of Barre; 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Therese was predeceased by her husband; two sons, Robert and Michael; and a grandson, Scott Henson.