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Theresa M. Coon

July 3, 1922 December 6, 2008
Theresa M. Coon
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Swanton – Theresa M. “Memé Coon” Coon, 86, a resident of this area since 1945, passed away Saturday evening, December 6, 2008, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born on July 3, 1922, in Haudiomont, France, the daughter of the late Leon and Marguerite (Fouquet) Lacroix. On March 3, 1945, in Haudiomont, France, Theresa married Orlando H. Coon, who preceded her in death on October 26, 2001. Memé as she was known by everyone she met, cooked for several area restaurants, including, Ted’s Restaurant, Kelly’s, The Blue Lion and The Owl Club. For several years she assisted Betty Corliss around her home. Theresa loved to cook for her family and the many friends who would gather for special occasions and holidays. She enjoyed knitting, fishing and her many bingo outings. She was a communicant of the former Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church at St. Albans Bay. Theresa befriended everyone she met. Survivors include her children, John Henry Coon and his wife, Cindy of Swanton and their children, Jeff and his fiancée, Kim and Julie and her companion, Wayne ; Jacqueline Many and her husband, Raymond of Highgate and their children, Tina and her husband, Tobias, Bobbi and his wife, Angie, Alan and his wife, Terry, Steven and his wife, Deborah, Kevin and his wife, Wendy and Christopher and his wife Lisa; Melvin Coon and his wife, Bonnie of Swanton and their children, Chad and his wife, Rachel, Randy and his wife, Tracy, and Kristin and her fiancé, Josh; Paulette deChantal and her husband, Gregoire of Sheldon Springs, and their children, Jamie and his wife, Mellissa, Jason and his wife, Mary, Jennifer and her companion, Nick, Jessica and her companion, Jeremiah and Justin; Helen Barrett and her companion, Alain Boulet of Swanton and her children, Heidi and her companion, Glenn, Tyler, and Alaina and her fiancé, Drew. Theresa is also survived by twenty-nine great-grandchildren, Michael, Abbey, Nathan, Sonya, Jenna, Devin, Michael, David, Page, Jennifer, Erin, Lee Ann, Eric, Ryan, Jordan, Jenna, Joshua, Jerrika, Cody, Titain, Kameryn, Whitney, Kolby, Dallas, Ava Rae, Olivia, Gabriella, Lilly and Lance; her brother, Michelle Lacroix of Haudiomont, France, her sister-in-law, Renee Lacroix of Longuyon, France; her brothers and sisters-in-law in Vermont, Robert and Kathleen Coon, Sterling and Janet Coon, Greg and Bea Coon, Keith and Paula Coon, Peggy Coon, Stewart and Helen Coon, Johnson Coon, Henry and Sandra Coon, Dale and Marcia Coon, Cathy and Bruce Ramsey and numerous nieces and nephews in the United States and France. In addition to her parents and husband, Orlando, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jamison; brother, Jacques Lacroix; nieces, Sherry-Ann Hendrickson and Lisianne Lacroix; brothers-in-law, Gerald, Maurice, Bruce and Bernard Coon and Carroll Draper and sisters-in-law, Violet Draper, Joyce Coon and Theresa Coon. At Theresa’s request a Celebration of Her Life will be held at the convenience of her family. Interment will be at later date at the Coon family lot in the St. Albans Bay Cemetery. Her family requests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, New York 13220-3049 or the American Lung Association of Vermont, 372 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101, Williston, Vermont 05495. Assisting the Coon family is the Heald Funeral Home and Cremation Service of St. Albans. Private condolences may be sent to Therese’s family through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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