Theresa A. (Tavernier) Sears

January 14, 1930 - May 7, 2023
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Theresa A. (Tavernier) Sears, 93, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 7, 2023.  Daughter of the late Arthur and Viola (Daigle) Tavernier, she was born in Ludlow on January 14, 1930.  A graduate of Cathedral High School, she worked as a supervisor at Liberty Mutual Insurance.  A devout communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Ludlow, she was a longtime member of the Ladies of St. Anne.  Theresa loved bingo, crossword puzzles, the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.

Theresa is survived by her children Thomas “Chip” Sears and spouse  (Debbie), Michael Sears and Patricia Walter.  She also leaves her grandchildren Shannon, Sean, Robert, Brandon, Theresa and Joshua, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband Thomas “Skip” Sears, her brother Francis Tavernier and her sisters Jeanne Tavernier, Loretta Beauvais and Clara Desotelle, along with her great-granddaughter Claire.

Funeral services for Theresa will be Friday, May 12, 2023 at 11:30 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St. Ludlow, MA, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12:30 PM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery.  Visiting hours at the funeral home are Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104 or or St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

Time: 11:30 am

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

Time: 12:30 pm

Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth


181 Hubbard Street, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

Time: 1:30 pm

St. Aloysius Cemetery


1273 Berkshire Avenue, Indian Orchard, MA, 1151

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Donation Information

Shriner’s Hospital for Children

Phone: 413-787-2000

516 Carew St
Springfield, MA 01104
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


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Born: January 14, 1930
Died: May 7, 2023

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