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

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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.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Buzz and Judy
Sympathies on the passing of mom. May the Road Rise to Meet her... and until you meet again God hold her in the palm of his hand.

Posted by Gregory Barrett - Manchester, NH   December 24, 2019

Dearest Terry , could not have been a better Obit , everything is so true and then some.
We were such good friends , we cared .God Bless you always , in my thoughts and prayers and THANK-YOU , Love , Connie Bell

Posted by Connie Bell - MANCHESTER, NH   December 21, 2019

Theresa, I will never forget you as being one of the cutest and nicest aunties. I moved as a teenager to Sacramento Calif. & had not seen Auntie in quite a few yrs. I am Adrienne and Ernest L'Heureux s oldest daughter, my name now being Claudette Goodwin. I am only 9 yrs younger than aunt Theresa. Although I am sad to hear of her passing, I understand that we will all meet again, and to Theresa's daughter Judy, won't it be a great day in heaven when that happens ! I still have a picture in my mind, memories of the days of seeing you in your moms kitchen on Donald st. In Bedford, N.H.. God bless us all. Claudette.

Posted by Claudette L'Heureux-Goodwin - Sacramento, CA - Family   December 18, 2019

Dear Aunt Theresa you are now with youre brothers and sisters in heaven . You were always so funny and fun to talk to. I have great memories of you with youre dance and wonderful smile . My deepest sympathy to cousin Judy and Norman and family . Joanne LHeureux - Foster

Posted by Joanne Foster - Lillian, AL - Family   December 17, 2019

My Aunt Theresa was such a wonderful Aunt. She always had a smile and a joke. I remember, even over the last years with her sandals on and she could still do a soft shoe dance. May she Rest in Peace in Heaven. Always, will I remember my wonderful Aunt Theresa.

Posted by Rose Searles - Londonderry, NH   December 17, 2019


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