Theresa A. Larochelle, 94, of Shrewsbury


Theresa A. LarochelleShrewsbury – Theresa A. “Terry” (Archambault) Larochelle, 94, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 26, 2021 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Claremont, NH, the daughter of Herve and Jeannette (Blanchard) Archambault. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerard Larochelle, in 1971.

Theresa is survived by her children: Jeanne Larochelle of Shrewsbury, Richard Larochelle and wife Linda of Fredericksburg, VA, and Cecile Cote and husband Jerrold of Holden; grandchildren: David Larochelle of Sunnyvale, CA, Jeremy Larochelle and wife Sarah of Fredericksburg, VA, Jerrold Cote, Jr. and wife Laura of Townsend, Mary Johnson and husband John of Marston Mills, Andrew Cote and partner Anna Yatskar of Holden, and Catherine Killen and partner Py of Boston; great-grandchildren: Hannah Larochelle, Izzy Cote, Ellie Cote, Ben Cote, Joe Cote, Emma Johnson, and Grace Johnson; Godchildren: Andrew Cote, Joan Rainville, Jane Sheridan, Paul Roy, and Mark Archambault; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her three siblings, Cecile Roy, Leo Archambault, and Anita Beauregard.

Theresa owned and operated her own hairdressing salon, the former Theresa’s Beauty Salon in Linwood.

Theresa’s faith was very important to her and she loved attending daily Mass. She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury for many years.

Theresa also enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and playing cribbage. She was known for baking the world’s best pies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 2592, Worcester, MA 01613 (

Services will be held privately for Theresa’s family, and burial will be with her husband in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Northbridge. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with arrangements.