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Official Obituary of: Theresa M. Young, 94, on January 25, 2022

Theresa M. Young, 94, on January 25, 2022

Theresa “Terry” M. (Gagnon) Young, 94, died January 25, 2022, after a period of failing health.

She was born in Pawtucket, RI on June 26, 1927, to Aldea (Fontaine) and Joseph Gagnon. She was a life-long resident of N. Attleboro and attended local schools. She retired from International Packaging in 1992.

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all.

Family members include her son, Jon S. Young and his wife,Nancy, of Auburn, NH; her sister, Yvonne Connors and her husband, Hank, of Barrington, RI and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves her grandsons, Douglas Young and Sean Miller and their families. She was predeceased by her daughter, Pamela (Young) Miller and a grandson, Matthew Miller, both of Moscow, ME and two brothers, Roland and Arthur Fontaine and a sister, Julie Orabona.

Visitation, to which relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend, will take place on Monday, January 31, 2022, from 5-7 PM with a memorial service at 6:30 PM, officiated by Rev. Pamela Corcoran.

Inurnment will be at Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket, RI, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send a donation to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Attleboro for their wonderful care
and support during Terry’s final days.

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  • The world is just a little bit dimmer since this wonderful ray of sunshine has left us! Terry always had a ready smile and a sassy comment to everything. John, Christine Plante is my sister and she introduced Terry and I when I was up for a visit and I never had more fun in my life. I aspire to be the firecracker she was. May you find peace in knowing that she will never be forgotten!

  • John I just lost one of the most fun, loveable, selfless people I know!!! I have lived here since 1995 moving in across the street with two small children and single. Terry was one of the greatest people I know. I would sit under the tree with her and Ken Buckley’s mother and just talk with them. As she got older I loved playing cards with her as she got older. At that point she would tell me stories of the old days and talk to me about how things used to be. We had such joy and she was such a kidder. On our last day of taking her to the bank, my husband and I she would sit in the front seat being such a little peanut and she would just look at my husband. I kept the back of her seat and said “what the hell are you looking at my husband like that” and she said “shut your face and mind your own business in the backseat” No matter what the circumstances she was truly a love. I will miss her very much. I even thought about her with this up and coming storm. I remember how she would hide in her closet if there was going to be a storm. Well during one storm a few years back I drove up to her steps and brought her in through my garage so she would not have to go up the stairs outside. I said “Terry don’t worry you are already too low to the ground the lightning can’t get you” well of course we laughed and laughed. Terry was a very brave person and had a kind soul.  She told me not too long ago that I will know it’s her when she pinches my ear. The funny thing is all last week I could not put earrings into my ears the holes were closing up. I will miss you Terry but I will see you again, I love you Christine Plante

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  1. John I just lost one of the most fun, loveable, selfless people I know!!! I have lived here since 1995 moving in across the street with two small children and single. Terry was one of the greatest people I know. I would sit under the tree with her and Ken Buckley’s mother and just talk with them. As she got older I loved playing cards with her as she got older. At that point she would tell me stories of the old days and talk to me about how things used to be. We had such joy and she was such a kidder. On our last day of taking her to the bank, my husband and I she would sit in the front seat being such a little peanut and she would just look at my husband. I kept the back of her seat and said “what the hell are you looking at my husband like that” and she said “shut your face and mind your own business in the backseat” No matter what the circumstances she was truly a love. I will miss her very much. I even thought about her with this up and coming storm. I remember how she would hide in her closet if there was going to be a storm. Well during one storm a few years back I drove up to her steps and brought her in through my garage so she would not have to go up the stairs outside. I said “Terry don’t worry you are already too low to the ground the lightning can’t get you” well of course we laughed and laughed. Terry was a very brave person and had a kind soul.  She told me not too long ago that I will know it’s her when she pinches my ear. The funny thing is all last week I could not put earrings into my ears the holes were closing up. I will miss you Terry but I will see you again, I love you Christine Plante

  2. The world is just a little bit dimmer since this wonderful ray of sunshine has left us! Terry always had a ready smile and a sassy comment to everything. John, Christine Plante is my sister and she introduced Terry and I when I was up for a visit and I never had more fun in my life. I aspire to be the firecracker she was. May you find peace in knowing that she will never be forgotten!

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