October 10, 1927 - April 5, 2014

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Obituaries » THERESA M. CAYIA

CAYIA, THERESA M., 86, of North Barre Manor, passed away peacefully April 5, at her home. Born in Barre Oct. 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Resina (Plant) Dessureau. Theresa attended school in Barre and was a 1946 graduate of St. Michael’s High School. On May 4, 1946, she married John Cayia in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. He passed away Dec. 25, 1981. She was employed as a printer for National Life Insurance Co. for 42 years. She was also employed as a waitress for many local restaurants. Theresa will be remembered for her sense of humor and love for her family; her passion for playing bridge and love of pets. She was a remarkable woman who loved to laugh, tell a good joke, play cards and enjoyed celebrations. Survivors include two daughters, Michele Larson and husband, Robert, of York, Penn., and Rhea Cayia and her wife, Mary Cadoret, of Proctor; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by one sister, Monica Campanella, of Wallingford, Conn.; and sister-in-law Dorothy Cayia, of Barre; her special friend, Rita LaRose, of Barre; and all who loved her at the North Barre Manor. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Francis, Alex and Louis Dessureau.

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