Michael  Theriault

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Presque Isle - , ME Our beloved Michael "JJ" Theriault, 66, of Presque Isle, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on May 29, 2019 at A.R. Gould Northern Light Hospital with his family by his side.
Born on May 21, 1953, in Edmonston, NB., JJ was the second of four born to Robert Armond and Carmen Rita (Legere) Theriault and attended the Presque Isle School System.
JJ was an extremely hard working man who, at the age of 9, started a job milking cows. He would take the bicycle he shared with his siblings to work each morning and several evenings his father would take the car, load the bicycle in the trunk and carry him home.
As an adult JJ drove truck working for the local teamsters union but his most loved position was with MSAD#1 as a bus driver/custodian. Each morning and afternoon the children who rode JJ's
Bus were greeted with a smiling face, a high five, and a hug. He truly cherished the children on his bus route and protected them as they were his grandchildren.
JJ will be missed terribly by those who knew him, especially the family he leaves behind. In addition to his parents, JJ was previously deceased by his "kid brother" Donald, and his only biological child, Robert Michael Theriault. JJ is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Lee (St. Peter) Theriault, his sister, Lisa Jandreau of Presque Isle, and his younger sister, Carole Olore and husband Tim of Presque Isle. He is also survived by a step-son Jimmy Woods and a step-daughter Tammy Woods of
Caribou along with several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
All are welcome to attend the grave site service to be held at noon at Fairmont Cemetery with a reception following at the Northeastland Hotel on June 15, 2019.
The family would like to express their heart-filled appreciation to those who cared for JJ during
his illness from Northern Light Health Cancer Care Center and Northern Light Health A.R. Gould ICU Staff. Those wishing to remember JJ in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Northern Light Health Cancer Care Center.
Published on June 5, 2019
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The Budreau’s
Jun 10, 2019
Dear Nancy, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.
Darryl and Donna Wood
Jun 09, 2019
Nancy, Carole, and Lisa Sorry for your loss. We will definitely miss Mike. Know he is at peace and not suffering anymore. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories you have of him.
Heather Curran
Jun 09, 2019
He will be missed. He was a very funny, big hearted man, that always made us smile with his great stories. Thoughts and prayers to Carole, Nancy, and the rest of your family.
Alan and Rosa MacIntosh
Jun 09, 2019
Mike you will be missed.RIP our old friend
George lowe
Jun 09, 2019
A great man,new him for about 20 yrs, we would always joke around, loved his gravely voice, reminded me of a drill sergeant, rest in peace my friend
Larry and Elaine Noyes
Jun 07, 2019
Nancy, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family
Bill and Dawn King, Mapleton
Jun 07, 2019
Michael, was a great friend to many! Especially my brother, Dennis, They shared the love of Harness racing and the track family that came with it! Nancy, Lisa, Carole and family we are sincerely sorry for your heartbreak and the loss of a really good man. Godspeed Mike T.....RIP!
Trish Brown
Jun 07, 2019
JJ was the absolute best bus driver! He was so nice and he'd always give us candy canes around Christmas time and we'd return the favor by giving him my mom's homemade Christmas baking in a tin canister. He was the sweetest man I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. My heart goes out to his family. RIP JJ, you are already severely missed.
Alice Keiser
Jun 07, 2019
Omg, Just seeing this. Nancy and family Gordy and I are so sorry to hear of JJ passing. He will be missed. Sendng love and prayers!
Susan Goulet
Jun 07, 2019
JJ was our bus driver for years! We loved him dearly! He became a friend from the start. He would stop to say "Hi" and catch up when he could. He will be greatly missed! Take comfort in your memories.
Donna Conlogue
Jun 07, 2019
JJ you will be missed by many especially my grandson Noah Simpson he thought the world of you and still has the
desk you gave him. You were an inspiration to him and always so kind to all your kids on the bus and at school.you always called Noah your BUDDY...rest in peace and you will be missed by all who knew you
Fred Getchell
Jun 07, 2019
Mike always delivered product from road way for me he was a huge personality great attitude friendly smile warm handshake we always knew him as “roadway mike “ I’m sad to see this he was a wonderful man .
Dina Eaton
Jun 07, 2019
Your gonna missed by many, myself included. Give my little brother a huge hug for me. I know how much you missed him
Jennifer Sweetser
Jun 07, 2019
My prayers are with you and your family. JJ was such a presence wherever he happened to be. He was great with the kids and treated them with respect and authority. I always enjoyed conversations with him whatever the topic. He would take several minutes to discuss city politics from his seat on the bus when he picked up my daughter. He was interested and more than happy to share his thoughts on the issues. I was happy to catch up whenever we ran into each other. Missed him as a bus driver and so sorry to hear about your loss.
Noah Simpson
Jun 06, 2019
I love you❤️ JJ
Paula Chapman
Jun 06, 2019
I am sorry for your loss Nancy.
Daniel Schneider
Jun 06, 2019
Mike would always make me laugh with his booming voice and hilarious stories. I’ve been on many tournament trips with him-taking the PIHS Band down to Bangor countless times...the kids and I all loved him so much. He will be sorely missed.
Nancy Saucier
Jun 06, 2019
JJ you will be missed. God speed.
Faye Kimball
Jun 06, 2019
Mike loved to tease. I met him on a school trip I went on with my son. Then later became a coworker with Nancy and Carole Thinking of you Nancy, Carole and the family. So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He will truly be missed.
Jerry Palmer
Jun 06, 2019
I grew up with Mike. I have memories of him and his GTO back in the 70's. Always a nice guy. I'm sure he will be missed by all of us who knew him. 5
Nancy Holmes
Jun 06, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Thought's & prayer's are with all of the family.
Ted & Missy Fletcher
Jun 06, 2019
Rest in peace JJ you will be missed , you always had a smile on your face no matter what .
Angel
Jun 06, 2019
JJ you will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend.
Angel
Jun 06, 2019
JJ, you will be kissed by many! Rest In Peace my friend. 💔
Ron&Diane; Sites
Jun 06, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He always had a smile for everyone. Cherish the memories. May god bless your family. Rest In Peace Mike.🙏🏻