Theresa D. Leclerc

WATERVILLE – Theresa D. Leclerc, 78, passed away on Oct. 19, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Waterville to the late Fredrick and Christine (Rancourt) Berard on July 23, 1943. 

Theresa attended grade schools in Waterville and graduated high school from Mount Merici Academy in 1961. She worked briefly at Hathaway before beginning her career and working her way up to management at New England Telephone Company, where she worked for 36 years until her retirement in 1997. During this time, Theresa met and married Marc Leclerc of Lac Etchemin, Quebec Canada in February of 1965, and had two daughters. They enjoyed a full life together and enjoyed each other’s company. In their earlier years, they attended many hockey games, played cards; especially cribbage and loved to socialize with family and their friends. 

Family meant everything to Theresa. She grew up in a loving family with three younger brothers. They enjoyed going on camping trips, family outings and shared lots of laughs together. She was an avid reader and volunteered with the Maine Literary Program, teaching adults to read. She loved listening to a variety of music to relax and unwind from the Bee Gees and John Denver to Andre Bocelli and James Brown. She was also involved with the Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. Francis de Sales Church. 

Theresa is survived by her husband Marc, her two daughters and their spouses, Lisa and Rodney Scruggs of Maryland and Colette and Robert Rugg of Connecticut. Three grandchildren Laura Scruggs, Natalie Rugg and Olivia Rugg. She is also survived by her brothers Fredrick C. “Butch” Berard Jr. and sister-in-law Jean of Oakland, Jerome “Jerry” Berard and sister-in-law Marie of Fairfield and Robert “Bobby” Berard of Freeport. As well as many, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Theresa loved her Leclerc family dearly. Hercules and Laura (Gosselin) Leclerc were blessed with nine children: four girls and five boys. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Colette and Migonne “Mimi” and her brother-in-law, Gaston. She is welcomed in heaven by Migonne, Solange, Marcel, Evon and Claude.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Silver Street in Waterville.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home and Cremation Service; 8 Elm Street, Waterville. Please visit http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome to share condolences with Theresa’s family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa’s name may be made to the Greater New England MS Society, http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MAM/Donate

or The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, http://www.give.mainegeneral.org/2020-redesign/2020-ways-to-give—make-a-gift.

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