Theresa LaLonde, age 87, passed away on June 13, 2019 peacefully at her home in Arizona. She was the widow of Albert LaLonde, Jr., who died January 7, 2010. They were married in Tupper Lake St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in October 1951.
Theresa was born in Ontario, Canada in August 1931. She was the daughter of Clara and Alex Kulpecsha. Clara Lanthier, her mother, and Alex were former proprietors of The Northland Hotel in Tupper Lake, New York. Theresa spent much of her time with her mother raising her children, spending time with extended family and friends, her loved deceased aunts and uncles that she grew up with and loved so dearly. Theresa was a Switch Board Operator at Sunmount Veterans Administration Hospital in Tupper Lake prior to its closure and her retirement. Albert and Theresa moved to Arizona in the late 1980’s to be close to their children.
Theresa graduated from the Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake, NY June 1950. She will be remembered by her character/personality traits of being a spiritual, fun, loving, kind and a very generous lady who enjoyed life. She was a devoted daughter, wife, sister-in-law, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, niece, cousin, aunt, god-mother and friend to all. She loved everyone and they loved her.
She is survived by her three children: two sons – Herbert and Joseph LaLonde, her daughter, Josephine LaLonde and Deborah LaLonde, daughter-in-law all who reside in Glendale, AZ. She has three grandchildren: one grandson, Alexander Joseph “AJ” from Glendale, AZ, two granddaughters, Kelly LaLonde who lives in California, Julie LaLonde Emmerson; and great-granddaughter, Kennedy of Auburn, NY. She is also survived by her two sisters-in-law, Marial Lalonde and family of Elmira, NY and Adele LaLonde Hunkins of Brasher Falls, NY; many surviving cousins, loved aunts, god-children friends, nieces and nephews.
A memorial/graveside service will be held at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper Lake at a future date to be determined. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hospice of the Valley, West Clinical Office, 9435 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345. Visit https://www.hansenmortuary.com for condolences.Print Obituary & Condolences