Theresa M. (Lydon) Doiron age 89 of Chelmsford and formerly a longtime resident of Littleton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 67 years to Charles C. Doiron.
Theresa M. Lydon was born in Cambridge, MA on January 4, 1929 the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Murphy) Lydon. Theresa was raised and educated in Somerville graduating from Somerville High School class of 1947. Charlie and Theresa married on July 28, 1951 at Sacred Heart Church in Medford. They lived in Somerville for several years before settling in Littleton in 1963.
Theresa was a devoted wife and mother, she worked for many years as secretary at Littleton High School before retiring. She was a faithful communicant of St. Anne's Parish and attended mass weekly. Family was the center of her life, she cherished the time with her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she also enjoyed knitting, playing bingo and needlepoint.
Along with her husband Charlie, she is survived by her loving daughters Patricia Johnston and her husband Rick of Littleton, Charlene Dias of Pepperell, Michelle Rego and her husband Bob of Warner, NH and Theresa Graziosi and her husband John of Waltham; her eleven grandchildren, Christopher Johnston, Ryan Johnston, Kerianne Dessautels, Ashley Parks, Jeremy Dias, Lindsay Dias, Matthew Rego, Jonathan Rego, Aristea Graziosi and Cory Graziosi ; eight great-grandchildren, Cole Johnston, Owen Johnston, Grady Johnston, Quinn Johnston, Maya Johnston, Connor Parks , Charlie Parks and Kinsley Parks and her sister Mary Littlehale of Methuen. She is predeceased by her granddaughter Courtney Rego, sisters Gertrude Breslin, Francis Cullen and brother James Lydon.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Theresa for visiting hours on Sunday July 22, 2018 from 2pm until 5pm at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday July 23, 2018 at 10am in St Anne Parish, 75 King Street, Littleton. Interment to follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton.
Donations in her memory may be made to:
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
20 Burlington Mall Rd., #261
Burlington, MA 01803