Theresa Violette

Obituary of Theresa Marie Violette

Bangor - Theresa M. Violette passed from this world on September 25, 2019 just 18 days before her 95th birthday.  She was born in Keegan, Maine, the daughter of Severin and Margeurite Violette, and grew up in Van Buren with her parents and 8 siblings.


After graduating from Sacred Heart High School in Van Buren, Theresa (aka TT) worked as a phone operator on the graveyard shift, and she liked to joke about how her job made her privy to all the town's gossip.  Eventually, she settled in Bangor and worked for the phone company until her retirement in the mid-80's.  She loved retirement and immensely enjoyed “puttering” around the house doing projects, lovingly caring for her blackberry patch and tomatoes, and always making sure her local family had her special “TT fudge” and bread for holidays.  She took a quilting class and would hand-quilt lovely blankets.  She was also a wonderful knitter and many of us benefited from her afghans. Theresa was a bright light and a loving constant to her family. She had many nieces and nephews that thought of her as a second mother.  We could always depend on her warmth, hugs, encouragement, and wonderful sense of humor.  As her health declined in recent years, she moved to Dirigo Pines where she quickly won over the staff by, as was reported to her family, her “unfailingly pleasant” personality.  The family would like to thank them for their care and love.


Theresa is survived by two sisters, Lorraine Gagnon of Greenville, SC and Priscilla Blier and husband Roland of Bridgeport, CT and too many nieces and nephews to mention. 


Family and friends may visit 4 – 6 PM Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St, Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ohio St., Bangor followed by a burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Please plan to stay for refreshments afterward in the parish hall.  We would love to hear your Theresa memories!  In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor would be welcomed to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at Messages and memories may be shared with her family at

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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Kiley & Foley Funeral Service - Bangor
299 Union St.
Bangor, Maine, United States
(207) 942-0392

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, October 4, 2019
St. Mary's Catholic Church
768 Ohio St.
Bangor, Maine, United States


Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery
Ohio St.
Bangor, Maine, United States


All are invited to a reception in the church hall following the services and burial.
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