Theresa Fregeau – Bellingham, Mass.

Theresa Fregeau – Bellingham, Mass.

February was Theresa Fregeau’s month. On Valentine’s Day February 14, 1929, she made her debut. It was during the cold, snowy month of February that the warm and loving Theresa made her entry in to the world. On a cold snowy morning 91 years later she passed peacefully after a life full of love and devotion to her family.

Theresa R. Fregeau, 91, formerly of Bellingham, Mass., died Monday February 8, 2021 at The Holiday in Manville. She was the loving wife of the late Normand A. Fregeau. They were married on August 7, 1948, and shared over 36 years together until his passing on November 19, 1984.

Born and raised in Bellingham, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Laura (Chaput) Dauphin. She resided in the Woonsocket/Bellingham/ Blackstone area during her life.

Theresa worked for the A&P grocery store for over a dozen years and later for Almacs Supermarket for almost 20 years before retiring.

Theresa was a member of the Bellingham senior citizens club and the St. Theresa’s Parish senior citizens club. Theresa was an avid bingo player. She happily spent many a Friday night at Precious Blood Church hall playing bingo to her hearts content.

Theresa was a talented seamstress, many of her creations adorned her home or made their way to family and friends are treasured gifts from her heart.
Theresa was a friendly and outgoing lady. She was always up for a good game of poker with her family and that paired quite well with her beverage of choice, a good cold Miller Beer.

Theresa will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother. Her heart was brimming over with love for her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Theresa is survived by her seven children including three sons Robert Fregeau (Linda) of Florida, Roger Fregeau (Cheryl) of Woonsocket and David Fregeau (Karen) of Bellingham, and four daughters Paulette Rattigan (her late husband John) and her husband, Robert Berard of Florida, Susan Zambruski (her late husband Robert Hustler) and her husband, John Zambruski, of Florida, Janine Cormier (Paul) of Orange, Mass., and Denise Kane (Albert) of New Hampshire. She was the sister of the late Armand, Lucien, Joseph, Lionel, Fernand and Roger Dauphin, Jeanne Costello and Grace St. Laurent. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Her family will hold a private service for Theresa at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the America Legion Post # 85, 870 River St. ,Woonsocket, RI. 02895.

Arrangements are in care of the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket; www.menardfuneralhome.com .