CHARLTON – Theresa M. “Mimi” St. Germain, 75, of Brook Street, died Sunday, July 30, 2023, in her home, after a short but valiant battle with bile duct cancer. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles E. St. Germain; her daughter, Dawn M. Canterbury and her husband Mont of Webster; her granddaughter, Mikaela E. Canterbury of Brimfield; a great-grandson, Julien Jones of Brimfield; her grand dog, Jinx she affectionately called Lexi; four brothers, Michael Hedge of Webster, William Behrens Jr. and his wife Cheri of Webster, James Hedge of Spencer, and Peter Behrens and his wife Donna of Oxford; seven sisters, Carol Bouchard and her husband Joseph of Southbridge, Louise Lindberg and her husband Lee of South Carolina, Mary Lou Hedge of Arizona, Genevieve Hedge of Arizona, Ann Marie Hedge of Arizona, Michelle Hedge of Worcester, and Maureen Ward of Spencer; her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Vivian and Lester Wentworth of CT, Emma Wentworth of Leicester, and Irene and Stanley Vancelette of NH; many friends, including Pat Barton, Deb Gilfoy, Bonnie Drummond, Tabitha Toledo, Jean Moody, Gail Wentworth and Anna Rose Wentworth; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her stepfather, William Behrens Sr; two brothers, Mark Hedge and Joseph Hedge III; a sister, Elizabeth Behrens, a niece, Mysti Campbell; and a nephew, Jared Dexter.
To her beloved nieces and nephews (including greats), whether you called her Aunty Terry or Mimi, know that she loved you like you were one of her own. She will forever be your guardian angel.
She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Rita M. (Glidden) Behrens, and lived in Oxford before moving to Charlton in 1972. She was a homemaker and cared for her home and family throughout her life. She had a passion for sewing, attending sewing classes and quilt shows. She especially enjoyed her sewing days with Pat and Tabitha, and trips with Pat and Irene, to any place that sold fabric. She greatly loved her visits from Steph.
The family would like to thank the staff at Salmon Healthcare, especially Jill, Lindsay, Salli-Jo, and the Salmon Hospice staff, for their exceptional care during her illness; also Joe Kolbe from the Carroll Center for the Blind, for making a huge impact on her life in the short time she got to know him; Terri from Best of Care, for providing companionship; and to Tri-Valley and George at Lincare for their services.
A special thank you to Erin Barrows of United Health Care along with Mikaela and Cheri, for ensuring she could remain and be cared for at home for the past two years.
Memorial calling hours are Friday, August 4, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at North Cemetery in Oxford. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to Dress A Girl Around the World, c/o Hope 4 Women International, P.O. Box 14, Forest City, IA 50436.