Theriault, Marie Elaina

Theriault, MarieMarie Elaina Theriault, December 11, 1953– April 12, 2016, resident of South Windsor, CT, after a courageous 6 year battle with Cortical Basal Syndrome, Marie passed away peacefully at her home. Marie was born in Cambridge, MA and raised in Peabody, MA. She graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School, received a BA from Stonehill College majoring in Child Development, and studied towards a Masters Degree at the University of Hartford. For 20 years, Marie worked for the City of Hartford, overseeing the Hartford Infant Early Learning Center. Marie’s love of babies and children was a perfect match for her professional career. She was a past president of the Vernon-Ellington Newcomers club and a communicant of St Margaret Mary’s Church in South Windsor, CT.

She was the oldest of five children born to the late Walter and Elaine Pilkons and was the beloved wife of Paul Theriault for almost 40 years. Marie will forever be remembered by her devoted brothers Walter, Chris, and Paul, loving sister Merry Nordeen, beloved children David Theriault and Jennifer Siefert, caring son-in-law Steven Siefert, many nephews and nieces, along with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know her.

Marie enjoyed reading, playing bridge, puzzles, collecting dolls, and extensive travel. With her husband and family, she visited many countries and experienced a rich, full life. Her grace, class, trademark smile, upbeat life view, and kind understanding manner will always be remembered.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00am in St Margaret Mary’s Church, 80 Hayes Road, South Windsor CT 06074. Burial will immediately follow in Wapping Cemetery South Windsor, CT. Visitation hours will be held Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 4-8 pm at St Margaret Mary’s Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Association or to St Margaret Mary’s Church.

Calling Hours

Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 4:00-8:00pm at St. Margaret Mary Church - South Windsor

Funeral Service

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00am in St. Margaret Mary Church - South Windsor


Wapping Cemetery- South Windsor

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association or to St Margaret Mary’s Church

19 Responses to 'Theriault, Marie Elaina'

  1. Sharon Wallace says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Marie Elaina (as she was always called as a child) was my cousin via her mom, Elaine. I often babysat for all 5 of the children when the family lived in Malden, MA, and was very fond of Elaine and Walter.They all enriched my own childhood.

  2. Donna (Benjamin) Foley says:

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Marie Pilkons Theriault. Marie was my dorm-room mate along with Paula Bozoian at Stonehill College in our freshman year. She studied math that year, and she was quite brilliant! I was so surprised to see that she had a career in early childhood education. I had lost touch with her as I transferred to a different college. Marie seems to have had a rich and wonderful life. What a beautiful smile! I am very sorry for your loss. Donna (Benjamin) Foley

  3. Susan Severance says:

    So sad to hear of your great loss. I remember Marie as a very kind and generous person and gracious to all. Sending caring thoughts, fond memories, and prayers of peace to her family and friends.

  4. Denise Hamlin says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Cousin Marie. We had so many great times together as children . She was an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you durring these difficult times. God Bless

  5. Joanie and Bill Bartucca says:

    Paul, Chris, & Family,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Ida says:

    To the Theriault Family: Peter and I send our deepest condolences for the loss of your wife, mother, sister and friend. We were so lucky to have gotten to know Marie, she was a kind and gentle person who will be missed by all.

  7. Naomi Shapiro says:


    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Marie sounds like a very special woman. May she live on in your memories.

  8. Christine Hammond says:

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time~
    you are in our thoughts and prayers

    Scott, Christine, Audrey & Nicholas

  9. Jon Joyce says:

    Dear Paul and family,
    I was saddened to hear of Marie’s passing and losing her courageous battle with cancer. We worked together for many years at the City of Hartford Early Childhood Programs and Marie was a great asset to our team. Please accept my warmest condolences and know that I am sending you all thoughts of peace and courage during this very sad time.

  10. Tony Pelliccio says:

    My profound condolences to the Theriault family and to my co-worker David.

  11. Christine Walker says:

    David, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Reading her life history she had a great life but was taken too soon.


  12. Susan Chanley says:

    Merry and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Marie sounds like a most amazing person. I am sending love and prayers from my family to yours.

  13. Pam Thompson says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister, wife, mom, aunt, Marie. Thinking of you at this tough time in your lives. May her memory live forever in your hearts!

  14. Cheryl Summer says:

    So sorry to hear of your loving wife mother siblings and families great loss. I recall many years of the special weekends together at east hill farm New Hampshire with all of you. Always enjoyable. Missed those most recently. God bless you all. Love Fran McLaughlin

  15. Macnamara Family says:

    Condolences. Prayers being sent your way.

  16. Elaine Miller says:

    Dear Family,

    Rest assured of my love for all of you during this time of remembering
    a wonderful woman. May we all find peaceful thoughts knowing we had
    the privilege of having “Marie” in our life.

    Elaine Miller

  17. Maria Phillips says:

    What a beautiful testament of Marie’s life. I was blessed to have been her hairdresser for over 20 years and will miss her terribly. Sending prayers to her loved ones left behind.

  18. Ann Davis says:

    To Jennifer and family:
    Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. May you find peace in the happy memories of those things which made her so very special.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  19. John & Jeanne Morrison says:

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of Marie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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