Waterville - It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Theresa Jean (Noel) Murray on December 6, 2021 with her family by her side. Theresa was the penultimate daughter of Joseph and Rose (LaCroix) Noel of Waterville. She was born on October 19, 1926 as one of six children. She was predeceased by her parents, five siblings and her husband Kenneth Murray.\r\nOur mother was a social butterfly who never met a stranger. She was very active in the VFW Auxiliary and loved to dance and travel with her friends, "The Three Musketeers." Theresa was a true daughter of Maine who worked hard all her life whether at the toothpick factory, waitressing in Waterville and owning Mother Murray's restaurant in Fairfield. She was a devoted mother to her three children always tending to their needs whether they lived locally in Waterville or served in Vietnam. As a child of the Depression, she lived a life of self-sacrifice and frugality always saving for a rainy day. Through it all she lived a happy and fulfilled life always surrounded by friends and welcoming many neighbor-hood, high school and collegiate friends of her children. To those family and friends who loved her goodbye will never suffice as she will always be in our hearts and actions.\r\nOur mother is survived by her three children: son Daniel and wife Cynthia of Atlanta GA; daughter Kathy and her husband Greg of Canaan; and youngest son Karl and wife Jennifer of Waterville. Also surviving are five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren living in the Waterville area as well as Kennesaw GA.\r\nThe family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of The Woodlands on West River Road for their attention and care over the past several years.\r\nA Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 11:00 AM at Notre Dame du Perpetual Secours Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04901.