EAST MILLINOCKET - Theresa Irene Michaud Osborne, 90, wife of the late Kenneth W. Osborne, Sr., passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 19, 1924 in East Millinocket, the daughter of Joseph A. and Agnes E. (Dishon) Michaud.
Theresa was a graduate of Schenck High School, where she played basketball, softball, and tennis. During her junior year, she met Kenneth, who she went on to share 67 years of marriage. While raising her large family, Theresa was involved in her children's activities, as a volunteer with the girl scouts, boy scouts, Daughters of Isabella, March of Dimes, and was a den mother. Her family was her greatest joy. She loved to go for rides to see the mountain and other sights. She never knew where Ken was going to take her or if they would make it home. They spent 21 winters in Dade City, Florida, where they loved to play cards. They would come home and continue to play cards with their friends. She enjoyed knitting mittens for all of her children and grandchildren. Theresa especially enjoyed her camp where her family would sit around the fire, tell stories, and eat s'mores.
She is survived by nine children, Elizabeth Larlick and husband Ed, Ross Osborne and wife Linda, Thomas Osborne and wife Karlene, Susan Sickler, Nancy McCoy and husband Patrick, a son in law, Ronald Chasse, Sr., Sandra Deschaine and husband Ervin, Kenneth Osborne, Jr. and wife Sally, Patrick Osborne and wife Melanie, Margaret Popp and husband Michael; twenty eight grandchildren, Matthew, David, Catherine, Ross, Stacey, Jory, Thomas, Patrick, Shannon, Christopher, Heather, Ronald, Jennifer, Kevin, Amy, Paul, Jeffrey, Kayla, Kristie, Daniel, David Owen, David E., Peter, Cory, Sage, Gabrielle, Michael, and Megan; thirty six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a sister in law, Mary Osborne of Quincy, Massachusetts; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Theresa was predeceased by four children Helen Osborne, Beverly Osborne, Peter Osborne, and Dorothy Chasse, a grandson, Andrew Deschaine, and a great granddaughter Alycia Brown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 A.M. Friday, May 22 at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket, with the Rev. Bruce Siket, pastor, presider. Interment will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Theresa may be sent to CHCS Hospice, 313 Enfield Road, Lincoln, ME 04457. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.