Sr. Theresa Lawrence, p.m. (Sr. Ste. Madeleine-Marie), 99, died Thursday September 29, 2022 at her residence in Manchester.
Born in Blackstone, MA on August 30, 1923, she was the daughter of Anthony Francis and Eldora (Bachand) Lawrence. She made her religious profession on July 2, 1947.
Sister obtained a BA at Rivier College and an MA at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and an Ed. S. at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She taught and was principal in various elementary and high schools in ME, NH and RI until 1970 when she became faculty and chairperson of the Business Department at Rivier University. She was technical assistant at the Regina Library at Rivier University from 1993 until her retirement in 2016. She was on the Catholic Diocesan School Board of NH and was secretary for 7 years. She was an advisory Board Member of the Oblates in MA and the Examination Board of N.E. Association of Business Teachers. Among many others, she was the recipient of the Madeleine of Jesus Award in 2008 and from the NH Ed. Association for her service to Business Education. She retired at St. Joseph II in Manchester 2016.
Sr. Theresa is predeceased by her parents Anthony & Eldora Lawrence; her brother Dr. Francis Lawrence and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Mausseau and Mrs. Juliette Bernier, and a brother-in-law, Joseph Nasuti. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Madeleine Nasuti of MA and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
SERVICES: A calling hour will be Thursday (10/6) from 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. Kathryn Church, 4 Dracut Rd., Hudson followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at the church. Burial will follow in the Presentation of Mary Cemetery, 182 Lowell Rd., Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presentation of Mary Retirement Fund, 495 Mammoth Rd., Manchester, NH 03104.