Theresa Alice (Stringer) Bendas

Born: Sat., Aug. 26, 1944
Died: Sat., Sep. 5, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 25, 2020
Location: St. Thomas Cemetery

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Putnam – Theresa A. (Stringer) Bendas, 76, wife of the late Rodney W. Bendas, passed away September 5, 2020.
She was born in Norwich, CT, daughter to the late Arthur and Isabella (Laroucque) Stringer.  She was a graduate of the former Putnam Catholic Academy.  She lived her life in Plainfield, CT until retiring to Dunnellon, FL, where she spent her last years with her companion John (Jack) Teller.  Theresa returned to Connecticut the beginning of this year and resided with her son Paul and his wife Cheryl due to her failing health associated with Alzheimer’s.  After her years as a homemaker Theresa worked at Kaman in Moosup and Plainfield police department, where she began as a clerk/secretary/dispatcher before becoming a Police Woman.  She then worked in security at Foxwoods Casino until her retirement.  
Theresa is survived by her two sons Mark W. LaPorte of Firtzwilliam, NH and Paul R. (Cheryl) LaPorte of Putnam, CT, grandchildren Ryan LaPorte, Alexa LaPorte, Aaron LaPorte, Alisha Nadeau and one great grandson Anthony John.  
She was predeceased by her brother Arthur (Art) Stringer, and her beloved pug Buster.
There will be no calling hours.  Gravesides services will be held 11:00AM Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Thomas Cemetery, Griswold, CT.  The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with the arrangements.  For online condolences please go to

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