Therese Chart

Therese Ann Chart (McMurrough)

Friday, February 1st, 1929 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Therese A. Chart 2.01.1929-6.25.2020

Therese was born in Chicago, schooled in Wisconsin, raised a family in New Jersey, grew old in Montana, spent her twilight years in Maine. She made lasting relationships in all of those places and leaves behind numerous people that will remember her fondly for years to come.

She was a nurse, a wife, an activities director at a nursing home, a lifelong Hospice volunteer and a mother for the ages. She spent her life caring for others. She provided critical care and comfort in the death of Jerome (or JJ) her husband of 57 years, and raised a daughter that did the same for her. She loved her husband, her children, her church, and her politics with all her heart; all vying for first place and in the end, it was a dead heat.

Old movies, puzzles of any kind and trivia would always grab her attention and she always loved the underlying sense of competition.

A depression era child and the daughter of immigrants, she understood the value of a nickel and had an intense pride in her Irish heritage. She left us without giving many a chance to say goodbye. That’s what we like to call an Irish goodbye. And so we are left to say our goodbyes here.

Farewell Mother dear, it appears as though the road has risen to meet you and the wind will be always at your back, the sun will shine warm upon your face and the rains will forever fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again we are certain that the good Lord will be holding you in the hollow of his hand.

Therese is survived by her children and spouses: daughter Kate and V.J. Wormwood (Kennebunk, ME), and sons Greg Chart (Helena, MT), Tom and Leslie Chart (Evergreen, CO), Joseph Chart and Daniel Chung (Cambridge, MA), Geoffrey and Donna Chart (Bangor, PA), and John and Teresa Geremia-Chart (Helena, MT), her grandchildren Vlad, Ben, Nora, Seth, Nate, Tess, Trevor, Henry, Eleanor, and Caroline and great grandchildren Oona, Irena, and Vita.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your local Hospice. (Rocky Mountain Hospice 1075 North Rodney Street, Suite 102, Helena, MT 59601) or (Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074)

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Sherryl Franciose

Posted at 04:48pm
I had the pleasure of meeting Terry at Atria while my mom, Doris Fader, was there. Mom always spoke so fondly of Terry, and I believe she was just two doors down from her. I know it pleased mom greatly that they could share stories of their children - in fact she told me that almost every time I visited! :-) Whenever I had lunch there, I would always see Terry and say hi - such a wonderful woman. I knew instantly that she had a heart of gold. I will miss her beautiful smile - such a lovely person. I'm very thankful we crossed paths in this life. Much love and peace to her friends and family. Sherryl Franciose

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Cam Dole

Posted at 02:00am
Grandma Terry was my next door neighbor growing up on Gold Rush Ave. in Helena, MT. I instantly recall her love for bird watching and teaching me how to remain patient, calm, and still enough to feed the grosbeaks out of the palm of my hand. She would pick me up from school and take me on walks around the neighborhood. Later we would return to watch one specific movie (I can't remember the title) and play cards. She gave me endless books and I vividly remember sitting in the big wicker rocking chair with her and reading together. Climbing around in the wood driftboat in the garage, picking the beans off the bush in the backyard, and staying overnight while the parents escaped for a night here-and-there, I was always welcome at the Chart's. She was one of the most caring people I've ever been lucky enough to love, and feel so loved by. Enjoy once again floating the river with JJ up there Grandma Terry- Love always. Cameron Dole

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Tim Peaslee

Posted at 09:06pm
I had the pleasure of knowing Terry through Atria and we had some great conversations and also pleasant to see her. I will miss our talks and the early morning visits I had with her. She is a great person and I am glad I got to know the person that called me, "young fella" every morning. My condolences to the family.
Tim Peaslee

Carol Bridge

Posted at 06:04pm
I was a Hospice Volunteer with Terri and always enjoyed hearing her experiences expressed in our meetings. She was such a wonderful person inside and out. Many blessings to her family with the memories shared through the years. A bright star is shining now that Terri has transitioned out of the earth plane to Heaven above. Carol Bridge

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