Gladys “Nanny” Tetreault (1912 – 2008)

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FARMINGTON – Gladys L. Tetreault, “Nanny,” 96, a resident of Pinewood Terrace, Farmington, formerly of East Wilton, died late Wednesday evening at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

She was bon Nov. 10, 1912, in Wilton, the daughter of Wallace C. and Beulah (Wilson) Dakin. She received her education in Wilton schools.

She married George Tetreault. Together, they served as foster parents and also owned Tate’s Grill on the Lake Road in Wilton where she was well known for her good cooking. She also sold pies at the Wilton Woolen Mill. In addition to being a homemaker, she was employed at Frary’s Wood Turning in Dryden, the Wilton Woolen Mill and later at G. H. Bass Shoe Co.

Nanny was a member of Wilson Grange. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family, caring for her pets and enjoying her home, the family farm in East Wilton where she lived from 1950 until June of 2008.

Survivors include one son: Norman Leavitt and his wife, Leona of Wilton; five grandchildren: Suzanne Mosher and her husband, Michael of Chesterville; Cathy Cyr and her companion Jerry Snow of Winthrop; David Leavitt and his wife, Kristi of East Wilton; Lisa LePage and her husband, Dean of Limerick and Kelley Watkins and her husband, David of Pembroke, NH; a granddaughter-in-law, Bev Leavitt of Turner; 18 Grandchildren, 14 Great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in 1977, her son, Gary Tetreault, two brothers: Leeman and Lester, a sister, Nettina, a grandson, Robert “Bobby” Leavitt and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High St., Wilton, Sunday from 1 PM until the time of the services at 2 PM. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton. Those who desire may give gifts in her memory to the Franklin Cty. Animal Shelter 550 Industry Rd. Farmington, Maine 04938. On-line condolences may be sent via e-mail to

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