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Therese "Terry" A (LaFay) Fontenault

November 19, 1927 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 93)


Therese “Terry” A. Fontenault (LaFay) 93, Passed away on February 1, 2021 in Mohegan RI. She was born in Woonsocket and moved to Burrillville at the age of 5. She was the daughter of the late Emile and Helen LaFay of Mohegan.                                                                                          

She was the devoted wife of Raymond Fontenault with whom she shared 73 wonderful years.

Besides her husband she leaves six wonderful children Dennis Fontenault and his wife Sandra of N. Kingstown, Suzanne Talmadge of Harrisville, Robert and His wife Kathleen of Mohegan, Richard and his wife Carol of Texas, David and his wife Gwen of North Conway New Hampshire, John and his wife Lori of Florida.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Rose Bernard, Yvette Ramsey and Emile LaFay Jr.

Terry was a homemaker and a baker. She enjoyed baking cakes for family and friends, including wedding cakes.

She was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan; she spent many hours watching the games.  Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, reading, doing crafts and playing cards with friends.

She was a member and past president of Berard Desjarlais Auxiliary, American Legion. She enjoyed swimming at the “Y” and doing water exercises.  

She was a member of the “Choraleers” a singing group. Terry was a volunteer for many years and in charge of the gift shop at St. Antoine Residence, a nursing home.

She attended Hills College and was later employed at McCarthy’s in the clerical department.

She loved to spend time with her 13 wonderful grandchildren of 9 boys and 4 girls. Heidi Banville, Stephanie Talmadge, Nicole Polacek, Kari Fontenault, Bradley, Adam, Matthew, Jeremey, Andrew, Steven, Jimmy, Eric and Jeffrey Fontenault. 

She also leaves her 12 cherished great grandchildren. Evan and Macey Polacek, Natalie Banville, Sophie, Max, Olivia, Amos, Claire, Nora, Zoe, Ellie-Jane, and Dylan Fontenault.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Keene-Brown Funeral Home in North Smithfield. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 10:00 AM. Tuesday February 9, at St. Theresa’s Church Nasonville, has been postponed at this time, arrangements will be announced at a later date. Due to the Covid-19 Virus Social Distancing will be applied during services.

 In Lieu of flowers a donation to St. Jude’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN. 38105 will be greatly appreciated.

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