Putnam – Theresa R. Humes, 89, formerly of Sabin St., died Sunday December 18, 2022, at Matulaitis Nursing Home. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Blanche (Beaugregard) LaRocque. Theresa grew up in Biddeford, ME and returned to Putnam in 1944 attending St. Mary’s School and graduating from Putnam Catholic Academy in 1952.
Theresa worked for Annhurst College in the treasurer’s office, and for St, Mary’s School and Rectory until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and the Putnam Travelers, singing in the choir at St. Mary’s Church, and knitting. She especially loved Holy Adoration at the St. Mary’s Chapel. She was a member of the Catholic Women and Interfaith Stitchers.
Theresa is survived by her son, James (Paula) Humes of Pomfret, three daughters, Janice (Herbert) Juettner of Belfast, ME, Karen (Robert) Siembida of Longs, SC, and Mary (Jeffrey) Benoit of Pomfret Center; her brother, Leo (Simone) LaRocque of Manchester, and her sister, Susan Miour of Putnam; ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Msgr. Richard LaRocque, Raymond LaRocque and Jean “John” LaRocque, and her sister, Lorraine LaRocque.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 11:00AM in St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, P.O. Box 665, Putnam, CT 06260. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
My sympathies to you all
Condolences to you all. She will always live in your hearts. She is nw pain free and smiling down and watching over all of you. God Bless. ❤️
My sincere sympathy and prayerful support to Susan and the members of Theresa’s family.
Her kindness and love will now continue to be shared at a new level as she enjoys the presence of family members and friends who have proceeded her. She now rests in the mystery of love and joy and is ready to intervene for us all who were an intricate part of her life. In the hope that is ours,
Francoise G. Gauthier, PhD
Dear Family of Theresa. I loved your mom for so many reasons, but her devotion to God was first and foremost noticeable, and she made me want to be like that. God saw that every day of her life, so I’m positive that He said, “Come right up, Theresa! Your room is ready for you!” God bless all of us who loved her. Dee
My sincere condolences. Theresa will always be remembered as a truly beautiful, kind, loving and strong human being.
Our deepest and most sincere sympathy is extended to all of Theresa’s loved ones.
Her Thompson Senior Friends