Joseph Terrien, 89 of 12 North Street

Joseph Terrien is Joe’s grandfather.


30 March 1955

Joseph Terrien, 89 of 12 North Street, one of the oldest French residents of this city, died this morning at his home, following a lingering illness.

Mr. Terrien was born November 18,1865, at Alburg, Vt., a son of Gilbert and Margaret (Alexander) Terrien, and formerly resided at Adams, Mass. He came to this city 61 years ago and had always resided at the North Side. In 1944 he was retired from the New Departure Division of General Motors Corporation where he had been employed for 43 years in the coster brake department. Previously he had been employed for 18 years in the case shop of the E. Ingraham Company.

Mr Terrien was a member of St. Ann’s Church, of which he was one of the first members of the congregation which sponsored the church here, and was a charter member of the Good Fellows’ Club at New Depatrure. He is survived by a son, Superintendent of Public Charities Joseph D. Terrien of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Christian of Torrington; six grandchildren three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Dunn Funeral Home 191 West Street, Friday morning at 8 o’clock and in St. Ann’s Church at 9 o’clock where a solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrated.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s new cemetery. Friends may call this evening, and Thursday afternoon and evening.


In a way Joseph is still with us… through Joe’s pictures.

As well as his wife Exilda Grégoire…

And their daughters…


circa 1899

circa 1905

12 April 1920


circa 1905

And this little boy who I think could be David Joseph. 

circa 1908