Scott E. Theriault, 66, of Farmington, passed away on Thursday evening, July 21st, 2022, at home of a sudden illness, surrounded by family. He was born in Hartford to Edmond and Cecelia Theriault, on March 5th, 1956. He began education at Our Lady of Sorrows in Hartford, and graduated from Hartford High School, before working for his Father at Ed’s Used Furniture. After, he began his own business, A Antiques.
Scott dealt in antiques, collectibles, and furniture his whole life. He established his own storefront in West Hartford where he would meet many life time friends. The store housed furniture, oriental rugs, fine arts, jewelry, and all manner of collectibles. These items were collected through his passion, visiting homes across the entirety of Connecticut, auction houses, estate sales, tag sales, and more. After twenty or so years of operating through the West Hartford store, he moved his business online, with a majority of transactions settled primarily through Ebay, and a minority of other sites. In the final years of his life, he considered himself semi-retired, however his passion remained strong and he continued to wheel and deal.
His other interests included “a quick ride” that ended hours later, going out for ice cream, traveling the countryside, and taking vacation to visit friends and family domestically and internationally. From forests, to hills, mountains, and deserts, he appreciated the beauty nature provided. From Maine to North Carolina, Florida, California, and back again. In Maine, he hunted and fished with the French side of his family in Ashland. At home, he enjoyed gathering his friends to fish at the ocean, dine at Park Lane Pizza or A.C. Petersen’s, or play card games such as spades, poker, and setback.
Although Scott had personal passions, they were best enjoyed with company. He was always considerate of others, which was reflected in his actions. He was no stranger to tough decisions, and he always approached them head on, choosing what was right regardless of personal discomforts. He was a good friend of Bill’s, and helped many people on their own personal journeys. He was capable of establishing these strong relationships due to his trustworthy nature, moral judgment, charisma, quick wit, and hearty laugh. He leaves behind a ceaseless list of friends and acquaintances in his passing.
Scott is survived by his wife Maria Theriault, as he called “ReRe”, and four sons Greg Duplin, Jeff Duplin and wife Tracy Duplin, Chris Theriault, and Danny Theriault. He is also survived by his three sisters and their respective husbands, Karen and Mike DeFelice, Cheryl and predeceased Jimmy Valenti, his twin Sandra A.K.A “Sissy” and Dell Cagle, and his brother Ricky Carney. Additionally, his sister and brother in law Maggie DeFelice and Matt DeFelice. His sisters’ children include Karen’s sons Mike and Marcus DeFelice, Monica DeFelice, daughter of Cheryl and predeceased Mark DeFelice, and Sandra’s children Jason Kriksciun, Erin D’Alleva, and Melanie Jolley. Scott was predeceased by his parents Edmond and Cecelia Theriault.
A Mass will be held for Scott at Our Lady of Sorrows in Hartford, 16 Greenwood St, Hartford, CT 06106, on Friday, August 12th, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Instead of donations and/or flowers, we ask that you consider donating to the CJD Foundation. Please find more information at the following link - https://cjdfoundation.org/