1922 – 2017
Danielson – Theresa (Desautels) Desjardin, 95, of West Oak St., died, Saturday afternoon, June 24, 2017 in Westview Healthcare Center. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Desjardin. Born in Putnam, CT, she was the daughter of the late Phillburn and Aurore (Lagrandeur) Desautels.
Mrs. Desjardin worked for Putnam Mills as a Cloth Room Inspector. During the 1960’s she was employed at the Day Kimball hospital as a nurse’s aide. She then became the secretary and bookkeeper for her husband’s business Danielson Sanitation.
Mrs. Desjardin was a Devout Catholic, belonging to St. James Church in Danielson. Theresa will be remembered as a cherished mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who had an infectious laugh.
Theresa is survived by a daughter Elaine Garrity and her husband Patrick of Danielson; two grandchildren Shawn Garrity and his wife Missy and Tracy Garrity; two great grandchildren Draven and Marleigh Garrity; two sister in laws Aurore Desjardin of Danielson and Yvette Koennicke of Norwich; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son Raymond J. Desjardin, Jr, three brothers Edward, Leo, and Alfred Desautels; and two sisters Doris Guevremont and Delores Lussier.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Theresa’s family on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00AM in the Gilman Funeral Home 104 Church St., Putnam, CT, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam. Memorial donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to St. James Church, 12 Franklin St., Danielson, CT 06239. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.