Therese Marie (Monterastelli) Sager

Born: Mon., Jan. 30, 1911
Died: Thu., May 23, 2013

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Fri., May 31, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 01, 2013
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Therese Monterastelli Sager

Jan.30, 1911 - May 23, 2013


Therese Monterastelli Sager - a lifelong resident of Pendleton, passed away on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, at the age of 102. 

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 31st at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 1st, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with vault interment to follow at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.  Contributions in memory of Therese may be made to St. Mary’s Outreach and sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Send condolences online at   Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of Arrangements. 

Therese was born January 30, 1911, to the late Lorenzo and Laura Latourelle Monterastelli.  Eldest of six daughters, Therese graduated valadtorium from St. Joseph Academy in 1928.  Her career as a legal secretary spanned more than 30 years.

Therese’s passing will be mourned by her daughter - Carla & Alfred Aragon of Richland, WA; her son J. Scott & Bonnie Sager of Pilot Rock, OR; Nana T as her seven grandchildren called her; Shelley Miller, Thomas Aragon, Janis Steffens, Kelly Sager, Christine Howland, Leslie Laing and Jodi Bettineski; and twelve great-grandchildren, sixteen nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. 

Therese will continue to watch over her family and loved ones with the help of her five younger sisters – Jeannine Kennings, Amanda Koster, Bernadette Enbysk, Laura Moore and Rosemary Moore, and her parents – Lorenzo and Laura who preceded her in death. 

Her family wishes to express a special thank you to Shelley Murphy and her staff at Birch Creek Adult Foster Care for their care and kindness.

While Therese is no longer here to finish her crossword puzzles, sing in the choir at mass, make her granddaughters cinnamon sugar toast, share her home during Round Up week or knit socks for Christmas, Therese leaves us her love, strong spirit and her enduring faith.

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Patricia Hansen Ahern, Oakley, Ca.
   Posted Sat May 25, 2013
Dear Carla, Scott and families, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing..I have such great memories of her while we were all children and next door neighbors..One time when my Mother was in the hospital, I remember her cooking dinners for us and even doing a large basket of ironing so that my mother would not have to do it when she got home..
I remember quiet afternoon conversations with her which included homemade treats..She was always busy but had time for us children..Her Catholic faith meant so much to her and she was an excellent example of it..How wonderful that she had such a long life surrounded by so many grandchildren and great grandchildren..I know they will never forget her..Please know that you are all in my thoughts at this time..Patricia Hansen Ahern

Eleventh Hour Warriors
   Posted Tue May 28, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May God be with you.

Mark H Enbysk
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
"How great thou art Aunt Therese!"

sandy pell
   Posted Fri June 14, 2013
Dear Scott and Bonnie,
I hope your happy memories carry you through this sad time. My parents both passed away in the last couple of years. It doesn't matter how old they were, they are missed.
Sending you hugs,

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