BRUNSWICK — Theresa Marie Gamache, 91, of Pejepscot Terrace, died Feb. 2 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center.
She was born in Bristol on Oct. 10, 1923, the daughter of Cyrus and Maude Chadwick Morton. She attended Bristol schools and was a 1940 graduate of Bristol High School.
During World War II, Gamache worked as an electrician and welder at Bath Iron Works. She moved to Brunswick in 1946, and worked as a waitress at the Hotel Eagle and as a stitcher at Textron. She then lived in Florida for several years with her sister Iverne before returning to Maine.
For 15 years, until her retirement, Gamache worked as a financial resource specialist for state government.
A true “people person,” she loved to shop and to cook, and often shared her culinary creations with friends and family. In retirement, she volunteered her time working for the Good Morning Program of the Brunswick Police Dept. She also was an active member of People Plus and of St. Charles Borromeo Church, All Saints Parish.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Morton and Earl Morton, and three sisters, Iverne Morton, Letha Roth and Bessie Thompson.
Survivors include a brother, Roderick Morton and wife, Joyce, of Maine and Arizona; a sister-in-law, Joan Morton, of New York; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Feb. 7 at Stetson’s Funeral Home in Brunswick, with the Rev. Frank Murray officiating.
Interment and a celebration of her life will be held in the spring at New Harbor Cemetery, Bristol.
Memorial donations may be made to People Plus, P.O. Box 766, Brunswick, ME 04011.