JACKSONVILLE - Margaret A. Theriault, 83, of Sunrise Assisted Living Facility of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on May 21, 2016 surrounded by family. She was born in Millinocket, Maine, daughter of the late William and Gertrude Neal. She had resided at Sunrise since 2014 after moving from the Coquina Crossing Community in Elkton, FL. She had lived in Jacksonville, FL from 1969 to 1998.
After high school she received an AS degree as an X-ray technician and worked in that field a few years before becoming a full-time homemaker. She was a loving wife and mother / grandmother / great-grandmother, and provided a happy home for her family throughout her life. Margaret was dedicated to serving others. She volunteered at her children's schools and was a scout leader. She was devout in her faith and was a lifelong church member. She served on various church committees over several years, taught Sunday School and VBS, and chaperoned youth trips. She was a caring friend and neighbor and always ready to help those around her.
She was a previous member of the River City Campers and the St. Augustine Shores United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016 with visitation from 1 to 2 pm that day at St. Johns Family Funeral Home.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence W. Theriault (Grace) and David Theriault (Julee), Jacksonville, FL; two daughters, Diane Herring (Joey), Sylvester, GA and Cathy Auchter (Robert), Orange Park, FL; sister-in-law Marilyn Theriault, San Marcos, TX; grandchildren Lawrence W. Theriault Jr., Angela Sexton Tucker (Brian), Staci Sexton, Melissa Auchter, and Michael Auchter (Lauren); 5 step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 60 years, Larry, three brothers, and two grandchildren, Kristin Soares and Jeremy Sexton.