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Theresia Paquet

4/30/2011

Theresia Maria Paquet, age 76 of Wayne died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pequannock.

She was born in Hirschau, Germany and was raised on the family farm. The farm help sustain the family through World War II. When Theresia was just eighteen years old her mother placed her on the SS America and she traveled to New York City all by herself. She spoke only German and was taken in by her aunt Margaret Weiss in Palisades Park, NJ. Here she worked as a nanny and housekeeper until she met the love of her life James Paquet through her cousin Joseph Weiss. They married on February 5, 1954 at Saint Michael's RC Church, Palisades Park. They had their first child James, Jr. and James enlisted in the United States Army for two years. During that time Theresia lived with James’ parents in Palisades Park. After his return from the Army they rented an apartment in Palisades Park where they had two more children. James put together $4800.00 and bought a piece of property in Wayne, NJ. He built a home on the property with his father and in six months they moved in. Their last two sons were born here in Wayne. They have lived in that same home for over fifty years.

She was a dedicated parishioner of Holy Cross RC Church, Wayne.

Theresia was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who took great pride in all of her families accomplishments. She made all kinds of clothing for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always had words of encouragement for them. She had a deep faith and would say the Rosary every night together with her husband.

She was the devoted wife of fifty-seven years to James Paquet; loving mother of James Paquet, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Trinity, FL, Theresa Loeven and her husband of Colombia, NJ, Margaret Van Glahn and her husband Richard of Denville, Joseph Paquet and his wife Natalie of St. Paul, MN and William Paquet and his wife Laurie of Staunton, VA; cherished grandmother of Anne, Cathy, Lorraine, Angela, Mary, Michael, Rebecca, John, Richard, Daniel, Sara, Kathryn, Joseph and Valerie; much loved great-grandmother of Owen and Kayla.

Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, May3, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be offered 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Holy Cross RC Church, 17 Van Duyne Avenue, Wayne, NJ. (please meet directly at the church on Wednesday morning)

Those planning an expression of sympathy in Theresia’s memory are asked to consider the Christian Foundation for Children and the Aging (CFCA), PO Box 805105, Kansas City, MO 64180-5105 (800) 875-6564 would be appreciated.

Guest Book

4/30/2011

Jim; We are very sorry to hear of your loss and will be praying that the good Lord above will embrace Theresia in his arms and send you the strength to get thru this terrible time. We know the hurt you are feeling at this moment and wish there was some way to bear it for you. You are blessed with the comfort of having a loving and careing family with you and we will see you when we come up this year. I will take some time to visit with you and share some of the old memories. God bless you and your family. Dick and Nancy

Richard @Nancy Bachelder

5/1/2011

So very sorry to read of the loss of your grandmother Anne. Leaving Germany at such a young age and falling in love in America, and having such a full life...what a beautiful story. You have wonderful genes, Anne. God bless you and your family, especially at this time.

Anita Lohr

5/1/2011

Theresa, Rich and family - Our deepest condolence to your families. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and praying that the Lord provide you with the strength you need. May He comfort you in your time of sorrow, as He accepts your Mom and Grandmother into his heavenly kingdom. Marinelle, Brian, Emily and Anna Blanchette

The Blanchette Family

5/1/2011

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you. Penny and Rev. Ed Casey

Rev. Ed and Penny (Schweizer) Casey

5/2/2011

Aunt Theresa I will miss you so much,you were my second mom. I remember all too well how the 6 of us as children kept you really busy.you are truely going to be missed.My deepest simpathy to Jimmy Theresa Peggy Joey and Billy. Margaret and Theresa are together again.Keep your faith and remember the good times and it will get you all through this.Your cousin, Gladys

Gladys and Fernando Bahamonde

5/2/2011

Dear Jim, Barbara and Family, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our deepest condolencences.. Love, Eva, Fred, Dan and Kim

Eva Peters

5/2/2011

Your next door neighbors for 32 years could not ask for the nicest people to share our lives with just like family. THERESA WILL MISSED BUT ALLWAYS IN OUR HEARTS........

tom,ellen,tracy,todd petrowski-mae&larry ross

5/2/2011

BARB AND JIM-- I NEVER MET YOUR MOM-- BUT I KNOW SHE WAS SPECIAL TO YOUAND WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION TO YOU BOTH IN RAISING YOUR FAMILY. I HAVE ENTERED ALL OF YOU INTO THE LRC. YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

THERESA MACIAG

5/2/2011

Peggy and all of our Paquet family, Your mom was such a wonderful, warm, kind and loving woman. It is times like this when it is so hard to be away from those you love. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We love you! Terri, Tom, Sofie and Tressa

Theresa Mendenhall

5/3/2011

Jim, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your wife in my prayers. Pat Flanagan

Patrick Flanagan (NJ Transit)

5/3/2011

Jim, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your wife in my prayers. Pat Flanagan

Patrick Flanagan (NJ Transit)

5/3/2011

Dear Uncle Jimmy, So sorry to hear about Aunt Theresia. She was beautiful inside and out..She welcomed me with open arms and always made me feel at home. I never got tired of listening to her stories of Germany and her family. Her compassion, generosity, quick wit and that twinkle in her eye will always be remembered.Her love for you will transcend all time...It was inspiring to see the two of you together. She will always have a special place in my heart and my family and I will have you in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Raffaela

raffaela garritano

5/3/2011

Dear Teresa and Rich, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. Please know whatever you may need, we are here for you all.

Jack and Laura Norgard

5/3/2011

May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. My condolences to you and your family. Your Mom was a great lady!

John Lippiello

5/3/2011

Uncle Jimmy, very sorry to hear about Aunt Theresia. I can’t begin to image the depth of your grief. I will always remember my summer at your home; the homemade cake and milk she would serve us just prior bedtime. Years later, when I came to visit, she was canning jam and gave me a jar to take home... was the best jam ever! My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Michael Galletti Jr

5/3/2011

Uncle Jim, I am very sorry about your wife passed away... You and your family are in our prayers.. Best Wishes, Ellen and Lee..

Ellen Sransky Paez

5/3/2011

Uncle Jim, I am very sorry about your wife ... You and your family are in our prayers.. Best Wishes, Ellen and Lee..

Ellen Sransky Paez

5/3/2011

Uncle Jim, I am very sorry to hear about your wife ... You and your family are in our prayers.. Best Wishes, Ellen and Lee..

Ellen Sransky Paez

5/3/2011

Uncle Jim, I am very sorry to hear about your wife ... You and your family are in our prayers.. Best Wishes, Ellen and Lee..

Ellen Sransky Paez

5/3/2011

Uncle Jimmy and cousins Jimmy, Theresa, Peggy, Joe and Billy: My sincerest regrets upon Aunt Theresa's passing. I know she was very special lady to you all because she was to me also. Thinking about "in the country" at Oak St, frogs on the golf course, sneaking cokes from the pool next door and Aunt Theresa trying manage all of you little guys. Very fond memories which I'll always cherish. Feel I've re-bonded with you all with my recent discovery of both Joe's and William's talents. You all are in our prayers. God bless.

Ken Sransky and family

5/3/2011

Uncle Jimmy and cousins Jimmy, Theresa, Peggy, Joe and Billy: My sincerest regrets upon Aunt Theresa's passing. I know she was very special lady to you all because she was to me also. Thinking about "in the country" at Oak St, frogs on the golf course, sneaking cokes from the pool next door and Aunt Theresa trying manage all of you little guys. Very fond memories which I'll always cherish. Feel I've re-bonded with you all with my recent discovery of both Joe's and William's talents. You all are in our prayers. God bless.

Ken Sransky and family

5/4/2011

Uncle Jim, Jimmy, Theresa, Peggy, Joey, and Billy, words cannot express the loss of Tante Theresia. She was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. As a mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend or neighbor, if she touched your life, your were truly blessed. My love to you all.

Cyndi Scott and family

5/4/2011

Jim: Ray and I were saddened to hear of Teresia's passing. Although we hadn't been in touch with you for years, we always remembered the fun times we shared with you and Teresia at your home in Palisades Park before we married. You will be in our prayers. We have been married for 52 years and have two sons and one granddaughter.

Beverly and Ray Mavus

5/4/2011

Uncle Jim please accept our condolences. Our words cannot express the loss of Tante Theresia. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

Lisa Shaul

5/6/2011

Our very deepest condolences and sympathies.

Charles. Cecilia, Selina, and Julian Dahan

5/6/2011

Our very deepest condolences and sympathies.

Charles. Cecilia, Selina, and Julian Dahan

5/7/2011

Jim, So sad to hear the news of Theresa's passing. So glad we all got together while in Florida. Please call us anytime. Our love to all of your family.

Dan & Becky McLaughlin

5/8/2011

Theresia's love, compassion, and generosity touched so many of us throughout the years; there is no doubt that her spirit will linger with us as we honor her life through her example. I will forever carry fond memories of my childhood buoyed by Theresia's wisdom and chocolate cake. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Carol Crayton

7/1/2011

I love you grandma. There is not a day where I do not think about you. You have no idea how much it means for you to have taken me as one of your own. I will keep you in my heart forever.

valerie paquet

4/30/2012

A year later and the emptiness remains. We all lost a tremendous person.

William Paquet


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