Theresa L. (Ciardiello) Bolduc, 87, of Salem, NH passed away October 7, 2021. Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Biagio and Mildred (Santaniello) Ciardiello.
Theresa was a graduate of Lawrence High School, M. Fazio School of Beauty and Northern Essex Community College. She worked in quality control at Lucent Technologies and retired in 1994 after 33 years of service. She also taught cosmetology at Fazio School of Beauty for many years.
Theresa had a warm and energetic personality that brought many smiles and laughter wherever she went. She always filled the room with a big smile and lots of laughter. As a young teenager she loved music and dancing and this passion continued throughout her life. She and her companion, Bill Clark, an accomplished musician, were well known in dance circles as they enjoyed attending local social dances up until only a few years ago. She took pride in her appearance and was always well dressed wearing a pair of platform shoes to compliment her petite stature.
Theresa was an accomplished cook and baker. She was recognized for baking the best Italian biscotti cookies and often shared them with extended family and friends. She was also well known and could be counted on for her baked beans at summer cookouts and smelts at the traditional family Christmas Eve dinner. Not to be out done by her older sister Anne, who was also an accomplished cook who hosted most of the traditional holidays with large family gatherings, Theresa proudly hosted the annual family New Years’ Day holiday dinner. This dinner event began with an Italian feast consisting of antipasto, pasta, meatballs and other traditional Italian trimmings followed by the turkey and other courses. She made a delicious Italian meat sauce that everyone looked forward to and enjoyed on this annual event.
Theresa was extremely proud of the academic and professional accomplishments of her daughter and granddaughter. She was a devoted Catholic, long- time resident of Salem, NH and attended St. Joseph Church.
Theresa was predeceased by an older sister, born before Theresa, and her brother-in-law, Vincent Luciano and long-time companion, Arthur Anderson.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Doery of Florida; brother, Daniel Ciardiello and his wife Maureen of Methuen; sister, Ann Marie Luciano of Methuen; her granddaughter, Brianna Beaudet of Manchester, NH; and her dear friend and caretaker, Lori Bolduc of Salem, NH. She also leaves nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visiting period from 9:30–10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. Arrangements are by Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen.