Teresa C. Sutherland

WESTFIELD:  Teresa C. (Morin) Sutherland, age 89, (1928–2017) of Westfield, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  She was born in Northampton to the late Armand Morin and Catherine Carter-Morin.  The youngest of five children,Teresa enjoyed a close family at a young age, she attended public schools and had many friendships.  She eventually met and married her late husband, Tech. Sergeant Alvin M. Sutherland and together they traveled the continental United States and Asia while raising their own family. After retiring from the Air Force, the family settled in Westfield in 1969, where Teresa worked as a Purchasing Agent for Western MA Hospital.  Teresa will be sadly missed by her children; Cathy Ligenza and her husband Ray of Leominster, Dianne Sutherland-Fini and her husband Alan Fini of Westfield, and Mary Ellen Sutherland of Westfield; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, Teresa was predeceased by her son, Patrick Sutherland. The family would like to thank Kristy Bannish for all of her love and care during Teresa’s illness. The Funeral will be held on Thursday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m. from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton Street, both in Holyoke. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Northampton.  Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Teresa to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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