Theresa L. Spanos Print E-mail

Theresa L. Spanos

 Loving wife, mother grandmother, great grandmother and sister

Theresa L. (Gauthier) Spanos, 82, of Dracut, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Wednesday morning at home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of James G. Spanos, Sr., who survives her.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 12, 1935, a daughter of the late Alfred and the late Irene (Berube) Gauthier, she attended Dracut Schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School with the Class of 1952.
 A proud mother of three, Theresa had many interests. She enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles, playing bingo and was a passionate Patriots and Red Sox fan. However, her true love was being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 Besides her husband Jim, she is survived by three children James G. Spanos, Jr. and his wife Deena of Milford, NH, Debra Ludwig and her husband Robert of Dracut and Linda Entwistle and her husband Scott of Lowell; six grandchildren Tiffany Spanos, Billy Spanos and his wife Lindsey, Robert Ludwig, Michael Ludwig and his wife Kristen, David Entwistle and Lindsay Entwistle; two great grandchildren Jake and Laney; six sisters Rita Miele and her husband Ralph, Germaine Woodman and her husband Ray, Constance Gauthier and her partner Rita Toppi, Diane Daigle and her husband Ron, Dolores Kaplon and her husband Dennis, and Elizabeth Quintal; two brothers Roger Gauthier and his wife Jackie, and Hector Gauthier and his wife Rhonda; a special brother-in-law Charles Spanos; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
 She was also the sister of the late Roland, Rudolph, Richard and Paul Gauthier.
  Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at STE. MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE CHURCH in DRACUT at 12:00 Noon with burial to follow at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768    

Condolences (5)
  • Jim Schiripo
    Mr. Spanos and family My condolences on the loss of your wife and mother
  • Rick and Paulette harvey  - Our Paryers and Condolences
    To the Spanos family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mrs. Spanos. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Rick and Paulette.
  • Rita and Connie
    My big sister, you will forever be in my heart. You loved all of your family and friends unconditionally. Everyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing you and your amazing family will miss you and always love you. Our hearts are broken, but we know how hard you fought and always kept a strong will. Love you for ever, Connie and Rita
  • Charlene Morrissey
    Aunti, you are going to be greatly missed by many. You fought the fight and was an amazing strong lady. A mother who unconditionally loved her Children,Grand Children and Great Grand Children and most of all your husband Uncle Mim. I will forever have some special memories of fun times at bingo and family gatherings. I Love You and will Miss You. Love Charlene
  • Denise Quinton  - A MOTHER'S LEGACY
    As a close friend of Jim Spanos who is the most loving, caring friend at all times and under any circumstance. This is a tribute which proves his Mother raised a great son, he is part of her legacy and was a devoted loving son because she raised him well. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for all of your family during the loss of your beloved Mother. May God grant you peace and love during these difficult times. Sincerely, Denise and Bill Quinton
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