Sister Therese Toussaint

BIDDEFORD – Sister Therese Toussaint, p.m. (Lucie-Marie) of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, died at the age of 89 at St. Joseph Convent in Biddeford, Maine on May 25, 2023.

She was born in Lewiston, Maine on September 17, 1933, the sixth of nine children of the late Ernest and Lydia (Labbe) Toussaint. She professed vows as a Sister of the Presentation of Mary on February 2, 1954.

Sr. Therese spent many years as cook for the Sisters, she also worked with the little children at the Presentation of Mary preschool and taught CCD in Lawrence, Mass. Sr. Therese also served the community as a local superior, seamstress and made rosaries out of rose petals in the Rosary Boutique.

She was predeceased by her parents; three siblings, Madeleine Boulay, Romeo Toussaint, and Liane Moreau. She is survived by five sisters, Priscilla Jolicoeur, Marie Lefebvre, Lorraine Quintal, Connie Roy, Doris Saltis, and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great grand nieces and nephews.

Services are private. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Presentation of Mary, Attn: Retirement Fund,

495 Mammoth Road

Manchester, NH 03104.

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