July 31, 1940 – Jan. 28, 2023

Harpswell – Violet Ann Tetreault, 82, peacefully passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, at her home in the company of her loving family.

Violet was born in Portland to Harry and Mary Wood on July 31, 1940. She started The Vegetable Corner in Harpswell with her husband, Raymond; worked as a licensed practical nurse; was a caretaker for children and older adults; and worked as a switchboard operator at a local telephone company. Her greatest achievement was the raising of her children.

Violet loved God and was a parishioner at All Saints Parish. When she could no longer attend Mass, she participated in Mass online and received Holy Communion weekly from Sue Sabrowski. During COVID-19 in 2020, she reached out to her son’s mother-in-law, Karen, who lived alone on an island off the coast of Maine, and called her every day to pray for their shared families for over a year. This is one of many examples of Violet’s compassionate love for others. She prayed her rosary daily for her family, friends, and all those in need.

She leaves her beloved husband of 60 years, Raymond L. Tetreault; her seven children, Catherine (David), Theresa Ann, Raymond (Anne), Laura (David), Peter (Cara), Mary (Christopher), and Hannah (Edward James); 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her brother, Festus Wood; her cousin, Helen Palmieri; and her sisters-in-law, Cathy Tetreault and Louise Mendes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Burial will be in the spring. There are no visiting hours.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.