Compassionate and funny, with an unquenchable thirst for life

 Published in the July 16, 2015 edition

Theresa-Cloutier-Obit-webHAMPTON, N.H. – Theresa Roberta “Teri” Cloutier, 60, of Hampton and formerly of North Reading, died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015 at her home after an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 21, 1955 in Brighton, the daughter of James Sardina of North Reading and the late Joyce (Dumas) Sardina.

Teri was raised in North Reading and was a 1973 graduate of North Reading High. She went to work for Marshalls Distribution Center, in Woburn shortly after graduation and worked her way up in the company, retiring in 2012 as an expense manager after 38 years with the company. She married the love of her life, Ray Cloutier in 1981 and the couple settled in Hampton in 1988.

Teri was compassionate, hardworking, funny and had an unquenchable thirst for life. Even toward the end, she never let a day go by without a smile and laughter. She was a loving wife, daughter and friend to many. Prior to her illness, her days were filled with helping others, walking her beloved Shelties and shopping sprees, Teri never met a bargain she didn’t like. Her zest for life included many traveling adventures with family and friends, especially her husband Ray. She was an active member of the Hampton United Methodist Church and volunteered her time in the church’s soup kitchen. She was also a huge supporter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

In addition to Ray, her husband of over 34 years and her father, James Sardina, Teri is survived by her sisters, Michele Angi of Coventry, R.I., Janice Kindelan of North Reading and Mary Ann Sutton and her husband Ed of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; her brother, Steven Sardina of Melrose  and her many nieces, nephews and dear friends

Services were held on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, 75 Federal St., 8th floor, Boston MA 02110, online at Arrangements were by the Remick and Gendron Funeral Home, Hampton. Please visit to view Teri’s memorial website or sign her tribute wall.