Theresa R. “Terri” (Dupre) DeVries, 91 (Webster), died Friday, February 5, 2021 at home after being stricken ill. Her husband, Douglas DeVries, died in 2004.
She leaves 3 children, Georgianna Sgariglia of Worcester, Deborah Thibaudeau and her husband Thomas, and Brian G. Sgariglia and his wife Nancy, all of Webster; 4 grandchildren, Lionell D. Thompson, Jr. and his wife Amy of Douglas, Moriah S. Mensah of Washington, DC, Adam Sgariglia and his wife Miranda of Woodstock, CT and Eric Sgariglia of Webster; and 2 great-grandchildren, Anna T. Thompson and Max J. Thompson. A granddaughter, Tara Thompson, died in 1992. Terri was looking forward to the birth of a third great-grandchild at the end of this month.
She was born in Dudley on September 13, 1929, the daughter of Henry and Caroline (Sobota) Dupre and lived in Webster and Dudley all her life. She graduated from Bartlett High School in 1947.
Mrs. DeVries worked at several jobs during her life, including being a cashier for many years at the former Iandoli’s Market in Webster. She was a clothing clerk at T.J. Maxx in Auburn before retiring.
As an artistic woman, Theresa enjoyed braiding rugs, creating stained glass, tole painting and mosaics. She was an avid reader. She was a former member of the Red Hat Society.
The family would like to thank her dedicated caregivers, Francis and Monica, for the excellent care they provided for Theresa.
No funeral services are planned. There are no calling hours. Donations in her name may be made to either Alzheimer’s Support Network, PO Box 839, Southbridge, MA 01550 or to Compassus Hospice, 19 Mid State Drive, Suite 130, Auburn, MA 01501.Arrangements are under the direction of Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street.