Theresa M. (LeFrancois) L'Italien

  • Born: November 6, 1953
  • Died: November 24, 2018
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts

The O'Donnell Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
Tel. (978) 744-2350

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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SALEM – Mrs. Theresa M. (LeFrancois) L'Italien 65, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Brian R. L'Italien, died Saturday, November 24, 2018 at her home. She is greeted in heaven by her beloved husband of 27 years who passed away November 11, 2018.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the alte Edward and Yvonne (Brunette) LeFrancois. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1971. She continued her education at North Shore Community College.

Mrs. L'Italien had been employed for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant, first with the former Mediplex of Beverly and then for many years as a private practice C.N.A.

A loving wife, mother, sister and aunt, Theresa was talented and avid gardener. She took great pride in her garden and spent countless hours perfecting natures beauty. She raised Koi Fish and included a Koi pond in her back-yard oasis which she loved to share with family. Talented with her hands in many disciplines, Theresa was an artistic craftswoman who perfected the art of re-finishing furniture. Many of her re-furnished pieces decorate her home of which she took great pride.

Theresa had a special and loving relationship with her daughter. They were the best of friends and had a tremendous bond. She was a talented and loving woman who will be deeply missed.

Theresa is survived by her loving daughter, Meghan L'Italien and her husband Chad of Salem, her son, Erik L'Italien and his wife Suzie of Essex, her sister, Jane McGrave and her husband Lenny of Raymond, N.H., her brother, Bobby LeFrancois and his wife Cheryl of Hudson, her sister-in-law Barbara LeFrancois and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. she was the sister of the late Ronald LeFrancois.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration in honor of the lives of Theresa and Brian will be held at 114 ½ Bridge St., (2nd Floor) Salem, Saturday, Dec. 1st from 2 to 6 P.M. Relatives and friends invited. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, (In memory of Theresa L'Italien) C/O 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


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Michel Michaud and I were so sorry to hear of Brian's death. We sent a card to the funeral home hoping it would be forwarded to Theresa. We came home from vacation and were shocked to hear of Theresa's death. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Theresa was a good friend to my mom, Jean Kobuszewski, who died in 2000 and had lived in Garden Terrace, Salem.

Posted by John Kobuszewski - Lynn, MA   December 03, 2018

Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.

Posted by A friend   November 30, 2018

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