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“So very sorry for your loss. Such a warm loving mother ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin & Simonne Perry - Amherst, NH

“On offre nos plus sincères condoléances à oncle Omer et famille, oncle Amédée, tante Bertha et tante Irène pour cette...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Cécile (à Adrienne) et Alphonse Cormier

“Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille.Euclide et Pauline ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Euclide Gautreau - Memramcook

“Deepest sympathies to oncle Omer and family, we will be thinking of you during this difficult time,Gaston a Adrienne à Éric. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Gaston LeBlanc - Dieppe - Family

“Mr. Leger,Franny,Mona and Guy. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful neighbor. May God bless you all during this sad time. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Bowlby - San Antonio, TX

“A sweet and precious woman who is now at peace as she deserves ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Susan McGean - Family

“Omer and family, our thoughts and prayers goes out to the whole Family during this difficult time. Theresa was a great neighbor and friend to all...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Dave & Kara Chagnon - WALTHAM, MA

“Omer and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Therese. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May you find...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rachel & Bernard Belliveau (neighbours in Memramcook) - NB

“Omer and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Therese. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May you find...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Rachel & Bernard Belliveau (neighbours in Memramcook) - NB

“I have many special memories of your mother. She always had a smile on her face. She was loving, kind and sincere. We had so many good times at the...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Gail Beers - Riverview, NB

“So sorry for your loss. May your beautiful memories of her help you during the next few weeks. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Lori - Ya Ya Rorvik - Hatfield, PA

“So sorry to hear about Matante. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you allduring this difficult time. Pierrette (tante Adrienne) ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Pierrette Landry - Dieppe

“May your memories of Therese be of comfort during these difficult times. Our thoughts, prayers and love be of comfort to all of you. Love Simonne and...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Simonne a Adrienne and Eric LeBlanc

“sorry about your lost matante therese ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: CHARLES GAUTREAU - Marlborough, MA

“Omer and family,Your extended family here at Waltham Crossings extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of Theresa. Please know she is with God...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA


Mrs. Theresa C. Leger, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital. She was 83.

Theresa was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick on May 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Zoel and Josephine (Allain) Gautreau. On July 9, 1960 she married Omer J. Leger in Memramcook and the couple settled in Waltham where they would raise their family and have lived ever since.

She was an extremely talented seamstress and created or altered everything from wedding gowns to doggy beds and everything in between. She was happiest when she was able to feed and take care of her family and one of her signature dishes was her barbecue spareribs which were always served on Christmas Eve. She was an animal lover, grooming her beloved Honey on a weekly basis, and also enjoyed remaining active, often walking the streets of her Waltham neighborhood. Her life revolved around her family and she looked forward to their annual trips back to New Brunswick to catch up with her extended relatives and host of friends.

She leaves her beloved husband, Omer J. Leger of Waltham; her children, Francis J. Leger (Deborah) of Marlborough, Mona Leger McGean (David) of Waltham and Guy J. Leger (Lisa) of Needham; her siblings, Amedee Gautreau of Waltham, Irene Dollard (Paul) of Marlborough and Bertha LeBlanc (Eddie) of Waltham; her grandchildren, Sean Leger (Ashley Kalakowski), Ashley Compass (Steve), Daniel McGean (Carlos Rodriguez) and Adam McGean; her great-grandchildren, Chase, Mackenzie and Charlotte and also leaves many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was the sister of the late Olidia Gaudet and Neri, Gerald, Paul, Hector and Armand Gautreau.

Family and friends will honor and remember Theresa's life by gathering for calling hours on Sunday, August 4th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, Waltham, and again on Monday at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Chapel, 51 Hall Street, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.