Joseph N. Theriault

Published on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:52


Joseph N. Theriault, 87, of New Britain, beloved husband of Janina (Biluszcak) Theriault of 23 years and the late Louise (Raynock) Theriault, passed away on Aug. 29, 2017.

Joseph was born in Hartford on May 20, 1930, and was the son of the late Joseph Napoleon Theriault and Rose (Legace) Theriault. After serving in the Navy for 10 years, Joseph and Louise settled in New Britain to raise their family.

Joseph’s favorite activities included fishing, long walks and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also was an active member of Spartans Veterans AC for many years.

The family would like to thank the staff of Ingraham Manor for their loving care of Papa Joe these past months.

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Nancy Riley, and husband, DeWitt “Scott” A. Riley III, and their children, Sarah and Steven; his son, Bruce Theriault, and his wife, Lisa, of West Hartford and their children, Noah and Avery; his son, Joseph “Joey” Theriault of Berlin; step-daughter, Liz Crook and her husband, Mark, of Farmington and their children, Brendan and Jeffrey; step-daughter, Eva DeVito, of Farmington.

In addition to his loving wife, Louise, of 33 years, Joseph was predeceased by his brother, Joseph W. “Bill” Therriault; and his sisters, Marie Jeannette Philippon, Marie Florence Philippon and Germaine Mangiefico.

A celebration of Joseph’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 South Main St., New Britain. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:52. Updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:55.