Heather Lynn Theberge

Heather Lynn Theberge, 42, of Somerville, MA passed away peacefully on
January 3, 2021, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a courageous six-
month battle with an aggressive endometrial cancer.
Born on November 27, 1978 to the late Barbara (Rozett) Theberge and the late
Paul Theberge she was raised in southern New Hampshire and graduated from
Nashua High School South in 1997. Following high school, she moved to
Massachusetts to pursue her love for art, earning her bachelor’s degree from the
Massachusetts College of Art.
Heather began working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in
2012 and greatly enjoyed her role as an Undergraduate Office Assistant.
Survived by her long-time boyfriend Daniel Casey, of Somerville, MA and by her
sisters, Marianne (Theberge) Jones and husband, Michael Jones of Milford, NH
and Michele Del Monaco of Roswell, GA as well as a niece, Lauren Nay of
Milford, NH and a nephew Dominic Claar of Roswell, GA.
Heather was a gentle and caring soul whose smile would light up a room. Adored
by all who knew her, she had even developed quite a fan club amongst the
doctors and nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital. We will forever be
grateful for their expertise and amazing care during this most difficult journey.
Prior to her illness, Heather enjoyed French culture, 80’s music, flowers,
spending time with family and friends and doting on her beloved cat Hazel.
In lieu of flowers, and to honor Heather’s love of animals, donations can be made
to the Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110 in her
name or at https://www.rescueleague.org/.

A private celebration of life will take place at a future time. We would love
to hear your memories of our sweet Heather and always welcome talking about
her and keeping her memory alive, as she will always be at the forefront of our
minds and hearts.


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22 Condolences

  1. Courtney Sanchez on January 4, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I will always remember he chunky checks, infectious smile and her smurf collection

  2. Mary Davos Sullivan on January 4, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Her warm presence and angelic smile left an impression on everyone. Truly one of the sweetest people I’m honored to have called a friend. You will be so very missed.

  3. Mary Bryant on January 4, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Remembering all the great times we had @ family events. Heather was such a kind and thoughtful person to be around. We will miss her warm smile. Peace out Dear Heather. xxxooo

  4. Danielle M on January 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Heather was one of the best dancing buddies ever to exist. She was always kind, generous, funny, and hopeful. She lit up a room with her fantastic smile, gorgeous hair, and amazing fashion. She will be missed.

  5. Tom Bryant & Mary Bryant on January 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Heather was such a kind soul who always thought of everyone else first. Her smile and presence was always comforting to all of us. Heather we will miss you. Love Tom & Mary

  6. Gina Grenier on January 5, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Heather was a one of a kind, iconic, magical gem! I’ll always remember her warmth and friendship from our MassArt days. She really was an amazing human. <3

  7. Tony Pulsone on January 5, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    The staff, and undergraduate students in MechE loved her. We’ll miss her greatly.

  8. Laura Eastaugh on January 5, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Heather was a one of a kind sweetie pie. In punk music and hardcore shows sometimes you get unfriendly older girls who meet you and want nothing to do with you. Heather was the opposite, she was one of the most inclusive, genuine, sweet, and caring girls in all of Boston punk and hardcore. Seeing her at a show always brought me so much joy and I would be so excited to run over and catch up with heather. Our scene hit the jackpot with having her be a part of it and she always will be a part of it. We love you Heather. Always and forever.

  9. shelly isaac on January 5, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Heather, you will be missed. I will remember running into you on campus and you were always cheery. I am glad I got to know you.

  10. Antoinette Browne on January 5, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Heather I will miss your infectious smile and that cheerful laugh and all of the conversations that we shared, rest in peace my friend

  11. Peter Pflanz on January 5, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I loved working with Heather at MIT. She was always so warm and funny. She will be missed dearly by all who crossed her path. I know she will be resting peacefully and I won’t forget our good times together in the office.

  12. Camille Cottrell on January 5, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Heather you will truly be missed. You were always so sweet and kind. My daughter loved visiting your office and getting hugs from you. You were great company during our many walks around campus and lunch breaks. A true angel gone to soon. May you rest in paradise my friend.
    My condolences to your family and friends.

  13. Eric W Crawford on January 6, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    The Team at National Grid are giving their thoughts and prayers. We do hope that each moment of her life is cherished. In your memories, Heather will live forever.

  14. Geoff Fox on January 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Heather. I am absolutely shocked. Heather was great. I have know here since she came to MIT in 2012. She was super helpful and very friendly.

    Heather always had a big smile and kind words when I’d see her on campus. She definitely brightened up my day. MIT & MechE have lost a tremendous presence. Heather will be very missed. Condolences to her friends and family. I am very sorry for your loss.

  15. Fernando N. on January 6, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    I still remember the immense help, positivity and support that Heather brought to the MechE Department. It is truly sad to see her go so early in her life. I’ll always remember her smile and cheeriness whenever I would walk into the Academic Administrative Office. I’m sure the current students will miss her dearly.

  16. Dan Casey on January 6, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I will love you forever my love. You will always be with me. ❤️

  17. Aaron Law on January 11, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I only knew Heather from the internet and our shared love of 80s music. I knew she was special from every interaction we had. We talked of going to Cure shows together and I will be thinking of her at the next one… x

  18. Corey L on January 15, 2021 at 6:13 am

    Heather is one of the most endearing individuals I have ever known and a person who had a permanent impact on not only my world but those who had the fortune to know her. The news of her passing is devastating. My heart is with Dan, Hazel, her family; all of whom I know she loved more than any text box could do justice.

    Thank you for your friendship Heather.

  19. Katie Lee - Portland, OR on January 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    I met Heather online and I was in instant awe of her amazing style and carefully curated collections; for sure a total fashion and coolness icon! As I got to know Heather better I quickly learned how kind, loyal and caring she was. We often talked about music (especially our shared love of the Cure), our cats, and someday hanging out on whichever coast of the US the other person traveled to first. She was a really wonderful human being that I’m fortunate to have gotten to know and talked to during some really difficult times in my life. I hope she is resting easy now and of course listening to the best concerts ever. Sending all my love to her family and loved ones.

  20. Donna Maynard on January 25, 2021 at 5:44 am

    I am so very sorry to hear about Heather’s passing. I was Heather’s first grade teacher in Nashua and she was such a sweet little girl who loved to learn. Although I have not seen her in many, many years, I know she will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Rest In Peace, dear Heather.

  21. Meg LaViolette on February 13, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Rest easy, Sweet-pea

  22. inendlessblue on March 18, 2021 at 2:02 am

    i only came to know heather randomly online through a shared taste in music, five or six years ago. i heard so much good music because of her. she was creative & stylish & inspiring.

    last summer, at a stressful time for both of us for different reasons, she was kind & positive & supportive.

    we were coincidentally at the same show once, but never met. i wish we had.

    lots of love to her family, friends, loved ones, hazel.

    roses forever.

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