Theresa (Demers) Cheche, 93, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on
November 12, 2021. She was born in Berlin, NH on August 5,1928 and a daughter of
the late Odilon & Florence Lemay Demers. She was educated in Berlin schools, moving
to Lewiston in 1944. At 50 years old she received her Associates Degree from the
University of Maine. She was a member of the Church of Nazarene, Auburn, where she
will be remembered for saying prayers for those in need, for her kind words and for
making people feel special.
Theresa enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to dance when
she was younger, loved people and truly loved working with special needs adults.
Additionally, she was a hairdresser, worked for Bates Mill as a seamstress and later as
a Maine toll collector.
She is survived by her children Richard and Gary Murray, Debra
Tiene and her husband David, John Cheche and his wife Claire, and Dean Cheche, her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her
good friends MJ, Dick and Marie.
Theresa is predeceased by 8 sisters Anita Martel, Juliette Ouellette, Loretta (Pisani)
D'Alphonse, Gertrude Bernier, Fernande Tremblay, Lorraine Demers, Albina Lapointe,
Janet Badger and 3 brothers, Oliver & Henri Peloquin and Leo Demers and her first
son, Michael Murray.
A committal service followed by interment will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980
Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04240 on Friday November 19th 2pm.