Theresa Alves

Theresa L. Phaneuf-Alves, 89, of Brooklyn, CT died August 27, 2017 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT. She was born on December 4, 1927 in Hampton, CT, daughter of the late Omer and Odelia (Blain) Cote. Beloved wife to George Phaneuf, Jr. and Robert C. Alves.
Theresa enjoyed bowling at friendly bowl in Brooklyn where she bowled in the Sunday couples league, Nutmeg’s league, the business woman’s league and also just for fun. She worked for the William Prym Company but her true passion for work was with children, her own family and friends. She loved to babysit and did it for numerous years. She was a true sweetheart and would help anyone in need, she was also a very generous and kind hearted person.
She leaves her children Richard Phaneuf and his wife Linda of Dayville, CT; Claire Payne and her husband Robert of Danielson, CT; Roland Phaneuf and his significant other Janice Burley of Port St. Lucie, FL; her sister Mildred Delude of Willimantic, CT; her grandchildren Pamela Jussaume, Brenna Gill and James Allen; her great grandchildren Taysha Napolitan, Courtney Allen, Paige Jussaume, Cole Jussaume and Skyler Allen; her great great grandson Cody Spring; her stepsons Robert Alves, Jr. and his wife Angela and family; Gary Alves and his wife Ann and family. She was predeceased by her first husband George “Blackie” Phaneuf, Jr. and her second husband Robert C. Alves, also her sisters Alice Cote, Jane Hubert and Florence Pawlikowski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM in St. James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson, CT, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson, CT. A Calling Hour will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Tuesday at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds Street, Danielson, CT. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168.  Share a memory at