, Salem, MA

June 18, 2013

Theresa I. Gagnon, 89

Salem — Theresa I. Gagnon, 89, of Salem, died Saturday, June 15, at the Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly following a brief illness.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emelie (Demeule) Gagnon. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy and attended secretarial school. For many years, Theresa worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad, first in Boston and later in Chelmsford. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Parish for many years, and enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by two sisters, Lillian Gajewski of Beverly, Jacqueline Gagnon of Salem; a brother, Robert Gagnon and his wife, Claire of Beverly; a sister-in-law, Florence Gagnon of Salem; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Anita Twarkins, Leona Drain, Doris E. Gagnon, Laura Mahoney, and Antoinette Mackey; and her brothers, J. Arthur Gagnon and Clement Gagnon.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m., to be followed by her Funeral Mass in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Essex Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, c/o Residents’ Fund, 265 Essex St., Beverly, MA 01915, or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information and guest book, please visit