Theresa B. Shostak, 1927 - 2016



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Theresa B. Shostak, of Greene, died July 28, 2016, at Central Maine Medical Center.  Born January 11, 1927 in Nashua, NH, she was the daughter of William H. and Dora (McLaughlin) Barry.  She graduated from Nashua High School in 1943 and in 1948 married Stanley M. Shostak, also of Nashua, who survives her.  They moved to Lewiston in 1966 and to Greene in 1986.  Theresa worked at Bates College for 20 years, retiring as Manager of Print, Mail, and Secretarial Services.  She was also a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

Theresa loved children, and was an attentive mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  An avid reader and gardener, she took especial joy in the garden of vibrant ornamentals she tended in her front yard.  She was also proud of her many accomplishments as a talented knitter, handweaver, and quilter, having been a member of Pine Tree Quilters and the Maine Guild of Spinners and Weavers.

Theresa’s parents; brothers William, Walter, and John; and sister Mary McLaughlin, all predeceased her, as did her son-in-law Peter Ohring and daughter-in-law Linda Shostak.  In addition to her loving husband of 67 years, Theresa is survived by her sister, Dorothy Duprey, of Summit, NJ; her children Dorothy, of Vancouver, Canada; Elizabeth and husband Donald Drisdell, of Cambridge, MA; Ann Woodhead and husband William, of Auburn; Peter, of Manchester, NH; Martin, of Greene; Michael, of Minot; Walter and wife Elisa, of Seattle, WA; Mary Ohring, of New Fairfield, CT; Matthew and wife Paula, of Austin, TX; and Anthony and wife Crystal Nicholas, of Greene; and by 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. 

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Funeral Notice


SHOSTAK, Theresa, 89, of Greene, died in Lewiston on July 28, 2016. A celebration of Theresa’s life will be held Saturday, August 6 from 2-4 pm in the fireplace lounge of Bates College’s New Commons, 136 Central Avenue, Lewiston, ME. Please dress comfortably. Donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.









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