Theresa L. (Gaudette) Knight formerly of Chelmsford, MA


5907-knightTheresa L. (Gaudette) Knight formerly of Chelmsford, MA died Sunday October 23, 2016 at her home in Londonderry,NH.

Born in Chelmsford, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Grace Gaudette.  She was raised and educated in Chelmsford.

She worked as a Supervisor at Centronics of Hudson, NH for many years before retiring in 1983.

Theresa was an active parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford and St. Lawrence Church in Goffstown, NH.

She was an outdoors woman and a former Girl Scout Leader. In her free time, Theresa enjoyed swimming, sewing and knitting.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth R. Knight of Hasting, FL; four daughters, Jane Watson and her husband Bristow of Bedford, NH, Grace Zukowski and her husband Al of Los Banos, CA, Mary Espinosa and her husband Jim of Los Banos, CA and Ann Pancoast of Londonderry, NH; one sister, Alma Knight of Johnsonville, SC; six Grandchildren; three Great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Gary Pancoast of Goffstown, NH who died on July 6, 2011, her siblings, Rena Gaudette of Tewksbury, MA who died Aug. 26, 2014, Gilbert Gaudette of N. Andover, NH and Rita Ayotte of Lowell, MA who died Aug. 15, 2016.

Visiting hours Wed. 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 10:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford.


October 26, 2016
4:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home


October 27, 2016
11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Lynne Gaudette says:

    Ann, Jane and Bristow,

    So very sorry for your loss! I was so glad that we were able to visit with you, Aunt Theresa and the rest of the family during the reunion a couple of years ago. I was so anxious to see Aunt Theresa again as we had so much fun every time she came down to Texas to visit Victor. My son, Kevin, adored her because she always took time to play games with him. I enjoyed our walks. She was such a gentle soul. So kind and unassuming. Just a beautiful person inside and out. I will miss her greatly.

  2. Debbie Goudreau says:

    Ann & Family, I am so glad that I recently got to visit with your mom and talked about some of the memories we shared. From our trip to the Toronto Zoo, her amazing turkey stuffing, being treated as a daughter when living with you both and to watching her pick those “darn” dandelions out of her yard. She was a treasure and I was very privileged to know her. My sincere condolences to your whole family. I know she will be greatly missed! Love, Deb Goudreau

  3. Renee says:

    Theresa babysat for me in late 80’s and early 90’s. She was always a good role model to me and my family. We all loved her and will miss her. She was a beautiful soul and her faith was an inspiration. May she rest in God’s Love and Peace.

    • Ann Pancoast says:

      Renee you were a great friend to our Mother. She loved your family and especially enjoyed the children.

      Thank you for all your visits with her.

      Love from our family.

  4. Mike Fuller says:

    Ann sorry for the lost of your mom. Mike Fuller from Grants

  5. Gail Dickinson says:

    Theresa’s strength, kindness and grace have always been an inspiration to me. I will miss her,


    • Ann Pancoast says:

      Our Mother loved the gifts you sent her and the phone conversations. We are very happy that Jane has a wonderful friend like you.

      Love from our family.

  6. Robert Gaudette says:

    My condolences, I only met Theresa once and it was a few years back at a Gaudette reunion. I am from a different branch of Gaudette but I was able to talk to Theresa who remembered my grandfather and other members of my family. She told me some great stories that I’ll always remember. I am glad to have met her, a very nice lady I know will be missed.

  7. Heidi Mahoney says:

    “Mum” has been so special to me since I first met her in 1989. I was always impressed by her dedication to her family and the Church. She always made me feel welcome and I always found a way to make her laugh. I will miss dearly but will never forget the incredible woman she was. I love you Mum!

    • Ann Pancoast says:

      Heidi, Mum always loved you and was happy that you have a great daughter. Mum was at Brooke’s baptism and was very proud.

      Love Ann

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