Theresa Bechard Gervais died on December 3, 2022 with her loving daughter, Beth Jo-Ann (Gervais) Reverri, by her side. Theresa, daughter of Leonard and Bertha (Veillette) Bechard, was born on September 6, 1919 in Saint-Armand, Quebec, Canada. On September 27, 1947, Theresa married Seraphin “Ray” Gervais, in Holy Angels Church, St. Albans, VT.
Theresa attended beautician school in Bennington, VT and upon completion she owned and operated her own shop in Wilder, VT for many years, prior to moving to Montrose, NY where she served as a Postal Clerk for the United State Postal Service, retiring in 1976.
Theresa and Ray retired to Florida in 1982, splitting their time between New Port Richey, FL and St. Albans, VT. Theresa and Ray enjoyed square dancing immensely, traveling throughout the United States to dance to different callers. Theresa was a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Catholic Daughters of America, the Cortlandt Engine Company Auxiliary, and a proud member of the Shapely Red Hatters.
Theresa is survived by her daughter Beth (Gervais) Reverri and her husband, Stephen J. Reverri, Sr., her grandsons Stephen J. Reverri, Jr. and his wife, Erin Elizabeth Reverri, Brian Reverri and his wife, Erin Michelle Reverri and their children, Quentin, Lisa and Kaden and Kevin Reverri and his wife, Laura Reverri. She is also survived by her sister Estelle (Bechard) Favero and her husband Lanny of Swanton, VT., as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and God-children.
Theresa was predeceased by her loving husband of over 60 years, Seraphin “Ray” Gervais, as well as sisters Cecile Leduc, Marie Lamothe, Fernande Vosburgh, Lorraine Laba, and brothers, Jean Paul Bechard, Rev Bernard Bechard SSE, and Germain Bechard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel in Hudson, FL on Friday December 9, 2022. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to St. Jude's in Theresa’s name. Arrangements are entrusted to the Prevatt Funeral Home and Crematory.