First and foremost, she was a lady. Theresa never left her house without hair and makeup perfect, dressed to the nines. She loved nothing more than hosting a fancy dinner for family and friends; Theresa knew which fork to use and her leg of lamb was to die for. She was a career woman; she started as a nurse at Children’s Hospital in D.C. and finished her career at Rancocas Hospital. From patients, to other nurses, to up and coming doctors, many relied on her authority. Friends were a priority to her, especially the travelling eight who frequented Goose Rocks Beach, ME and many other great places. If her T.V. was on she’d be checking out Fox News or HSN; probably with classical music on in the background. She was active in her faith and regularly watched mass on EWTN.
A young and beautiful Theresa would meet one of the last true gentlemen, a handsome Robert Clancy at a wedding. They were the type of couple who gelled perfectly; they didn’t even need to speak to know what each other were thinking. Their marriage lasted 59 years and 11 months until Bob’s passing in September. They’d only be separated for 6 months. They were blessed with a son, the late Michael and his wife the late Jane; granddaughters Erin McKenney and Colleen Clancy, and she was Bobcia to great-granddaughters Molly and Jane. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister in law, Chester and Dolores Tamulonis and survived by her nephew Chester (Sally Ann) Tamulonis.
Come celebrate 85 great years Saturday 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Beverly where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, mass cards would be appreciated.