Theresa Tedeschi

Birth Date: Sep. 13, 1925

Death Date: May 31, 2010

Theresa Tedeschi, 84, of Biddeford, died on Monday, May 31, 2001, at Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford. She was born September 13, 1925 in Biddeford, a daughter of Louis and Blanche (Faucher) Ste. Marie. She attended Biddeford schools.

On November 19, 1945 she married Angelo Tedeschi in Long Island, NY. After 60 years of marriage, he died on July 23, 2006.

Following a few years in high school, Theresa left to take work in the local shoe shops to support her family. She returned to Biddeford Adult Education and proudly received her GED in her 50’s.

She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church and a former member of the Rochambeau Club, Biddeford. Theresa was a wonderful cook and enjoyed tending her vegetable and flower gardens and spending time with animals, especially cats. She was skilled at knitting, sewing and crochet, providing her family with many mittens and slippers through the years. With her husband, she also enjoyed touring New England and Canada in their camper and also loved visiting her family all over the country.

She is predeceased by her husband, 1 daughter, Sheila, 2 sisters, Muriel Kunz and Jeanne Pepin, and 1 brother, Victor Ste. Marie.

She is survived by:
1 son- Anthony Tedeschi and his wife Judy Dianne of Fountain, FL
2 daughters- Joanne Striligas and her husband Emmanuel of Biddeford
Sharon Hooper of Saco
2 sisters- Rachel Boivin and her husband Anthony of Napa, CA
Marcella “Jenny” Lurvey of Westbrook
7 grandchildren
several great grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews

Visiting hours will be 1 – 3 PM on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. A funeral service will follow at 3 PM at the funeral home . Burial will be in Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Donations in memory of Theresa may be made to: Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094. To share condolences online, please visit



Teddy Coleman
Joanne and Manny I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you all. Teddy

Tracy Palmitessa
Just want you to know we are all thinking of you right now have you in are prayers. So Sorry for your loss JoJo

Terri Darling
I am a friend and co-worker of Joanne, and want Joanne and all her family to know how sad I was to hear of your mothers passing. Just think, after 60 years of marriage, they are back together again! I hope all your memories will bring a smile to your faces and help you get through this difficult time. God Bless. Terri Darling


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