Theresa Jacqueline (Ouellette) Bazinet

Born: Sun., Dec. 6, 1931
Died: Sat., Dec. 19, 2020

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., May 07, 2021
Location: St. Thomas Church

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Theresa Jacqueline Bazinet, 89, passed away in her sleep Dec. 19, in her independent living apartment in the Lakes at Litchfield community, Pawleys Island, S.C., where she had resided since the Spring of 2018.  She was born in Torrington, Conn., on Dec. 6, 1931, a daughter of Ludger and Felixine Poulin Ouellette, and was a longtime resident of Terryville, Conn.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Joseph Bazinet, and several siblings.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Gerald Bazinet and Patrice Kennedy-Bazinet of Pisgah Forest, N.C; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Thomas Preleski of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; a grandson, Jonathan Preleski of Plainville, Conn.; a granddaughter, Jessica Preleski of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Leroy Gangell of Harwinton, Conn., and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  A 1949 graduate of Litchfield High School, Theresa spent many years in the Connecticut workplace, starting as an x-ray technician at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Conn. As her children became older she returned to work, first as a secretary and then as a personnel recruiter at Bristol Hospital.  She also worked for Shawmut Bank and the Hartford Insurance Company in their Human Resources departments.  Over the years, Theresa, belonged to several community organizations, including the Plainville chapter of the AARP, the Civitan Club and the Daughters of Isabella, where she always made many friends to whom she was “Terry.” She and her late husband enjoyed traveling and visited several parts of the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and France.  She always enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and was especially happy when entertaining and spending time with her grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Friday May 7, 2021 10:00am at St. Thomas Church, Thomaston. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.  Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville is assisting the family with local arrangements.

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Jen Cote
   Posted Wed December 23, 2020
Sending my heartfelt condolences and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Jen C

Sharon "Sherry" St.Amand
   Posted Mon December 28, 2020
Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. May your mom be resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord.

Terri Schaefer
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Dear Shirley,

I just discovered that your mom has passed away. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Although I haven't seen her in years, I remember her as always being kind, sweet, and friendly, with a warm smile on her face. I wish you and your family peace and healing. May all the wonderful memories you have of happy times you spent together help bring comfort to you today, tomorrow and always. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Terri Schaefer

Mark D. Tyszka
   Posted Thu May 06, 2021
I worked with Teresa at Bristol Hospital - a fine worker and a kind and considerate colleague. She will be missed.

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