Theresa M. "Terry" Douville

  • Born: March 5, 1927
  • Died: December 15, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family


Our beautiful mother, Theresa "Terry" Marie Douville, passed away on December 15, 2019, after succumbing to heart failure at the youthful age of 92. She was the youngest daughter of Rose Anna and George Dupere, and was born on March 5, 1927 in Manchester, NH. She was one of fifteen children raised on a farm located on Rockafella Avenue in Londonderry, NH. The six girls and nine boys all made their parents proud and because of the family's industrious nature, they lacked for little, even through the turmoil of the great depression. Theresa, though short in stature, was always able to outshine others with her dazzling personality. She was athletic, a marvelous tap dancer, and rode her bike with panache everywhere.

Theresa married the debonair, Kenneth Douville, and is survived by her daughter Judith Schrepfer and her son-in-law Buzz Schrepfer; and her son Normand Douville and her daughter-in-law Dianne Douville. She is survived by one sister, Rita Gosslien; one brother Armand Dupere; two grandchildren, Kenneth Douville and Melissa Cruz and her husband Dr. Brian Cruz; two great grandchildren, Natalie Angland, and Emily Cruz; and a score of nephews and nieces.

Theresa worked for many years with the VNA homemakers, where she earned many awards for her outstanding services to her clients, who cherished her gregarious and giving nature. Terry had a myriad of friends and was an eternal optimist. Her contagious smile and gregarious nature always attracted all who ever had the pleasure to get to know her.

She was a consummate cook and no one could make better pies and fig squares than she could. She loved to be surrounded with friends and family and traditionally always ended the day with an ice cold glass of beer.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at St. Anthony Church, 172 Belmont St., Manchester, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude's Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.