Theresa R. Clark

Theresa R. Clark

Theresa R. Clark


                Theresa R. Clark, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 19, 2023 surrounded by her family.

                She was born on July 22, 1937, in Massachusetts, to Harold and Christine Russell and moved to  Addison, Vermont as a young child. Theresa married Donald Clark, Sr. on November 7, 1953 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.

Theresa was a member of Vergennes Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Post #14 Ladies Auxiliary, which she recently celebrated her 50th anniversary membership. Theresa owned and operated Clark’s Nursing for 50 years with her husband Donald.

She enjoyed spending winters in Florida, traveling, camping, and playing cards with family and friends.

Theresa is survived by her children, Donna Desjardin (Dave), Tim Clark (Sue) and Donald Clark Jr., all of Vergennes. Her grandchildren Heather Desjardin, Heidi Stearns (Dan), Kevin (Chelsea) Desjardin, Katherine Desjardin,  Elizabeth Clark (Bruce), Grady Clark and Allie Clark; her great grandchildren Zachery, Jacob, Garrett, Caleb, Jace, Zakery, Aden, Thomas, Ava and Anderson; her great-great granddaughter Kinsely; her sister Kat Veysey of Titusville, Florida, Eliane Whipple of Fitzwilliam, NH and her brothers Gary Russell of Vergennes and Craig Russell of Monkton, VT.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband Donald in 2022, her son Thomas, Son-in-law Walter Desjardin and sister Barbara Roberts.

The family wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to her caregivers, Carleen Atkins and Tammy Booska.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday October 25th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 South Maple Street, Vergennes, VT. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday. October 25th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes, VT. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, or Vergennes Fire Department. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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Diane Rooney
7 months ago

Clarks and Rooneys were back door neighbors for 20 years. Great neighbors and friends. Lots of fond memories. Still making memories, watching Donny mix with the “Rooney” kids. Always a great gathering.
Rest In Peace, Theresa. “Go Rest High on that Mountain”
Diane Rooney and crew.

Dan Hassan
6 months ago

My wife Rebecca and I are both saddened by the passing of Theresa and the earlier passing of her husband Don. We wish we could have redeveloped their former residential care home to be done by now so they could see their legacy continue. I had many a great conversation with Don and Theresa over the past few years and will always remember their sage and practical advice. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

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