Mr. Therrien leaves his wife of 63 years, Helen (Jillson) Therrien. They were married February 13, 1954, in Cheshire, MA, on a day with a temperature of -32 degrees. They had seven children, five sons and two daughters.
Mr. Therrien leaves six of his children, having been predeceased by his youngest son, Scott, in 2014. His children are Steven and Kathy (King), of Stamford; Paul and Kimberly (Dalrymple), of Brattleboro; Mary, of Whitingham; James and Diane (King), of Stamford; Lois, of Springfield, VA; John, of Whitingham; and Scott’s widow Robin (Squiers) of Vernon. He also leaves 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Therrien is survived by his sisters, Rita Foote and Elena Galeski; his brothers, Ernest, Arthur, and Robert; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He is predeceased by his sisters, Doris Ryan and Clara Simon, and his brother, Donald.
Mr. Therrien was a self-employed general contractor. He taught his children to ride bicycles, play ball, and swim. He was an avid reader, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved sugaring with his son Paul.
A memorial celebration of Mr. Therrien’s life will be held at a later date.