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Theresa C. Fontaine




Theresa C. (Vadnais) Fontaine, 89, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.


Born in Springfield on August 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert & Lena (Deslauriers) Vadnais.


Theresa is survived by the loves of her life, her husband of 67 years, Louis Paul R. Fontaine, daughter, Elizabeth Jones & husband Steven of Wilbraham, son, Richard & wife Trina of Armonk, NY, and her four grandchildren, Anthony & Amanda Jones, and Harrison & Calvin Fontaine. She also leaves her loving extended family of her sisters-in-law, Marie-Jeanne Mireault of Springfield, Joan Fontaine of Agawam & Maureen Fontaine of Ludlow, and brother-in-law, Norman Robbins of Rock Hill, SC.


She was predeceased by her sister, Claire Lemieux & husband Elzear, brothers-in-law, Leon Mireault, Gene Fontaine & Donald Fontaine, sister-in-law, Germaine Robbins, and in-laws, Paul & Annette Fontaine.


Theresa graduated from Technical High School in Springfield and worked for many years at MassMutual prior to the births of her children. She then continued to be actively involved in caring for many family members. She and Lou retired to North Fort Myers, FL in 1993, enjoying many years, with great friends, at Pine Lakes Country Club.


She loved playing golf, cards & Scrabble, doing crossword puzzles, and baking special treats for her beloved family.


She was a longtime congregant of St. George Catholic Church in Chicopee and St. Therese Catholic Church while in Florida.


Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday, February 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Theresa’s Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 21, 11:00 am, meeting at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Wilbraham. Masks are required at all. Theresa’s burial will be at the convenience of her family.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Catholic Charities USA or to a charity of your choice.


Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.

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