Theresa Catherwood

24 July, 196029 January, 2021

Theresa Catherwood, born Theresa Petta on July 24, 1960 passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2021. Theresa was a lifelong resident of Great Kills and the wife of Barry Catherwood for 39 years. She had 4 children; Michael (37), Steven (34), Kristin (31), & Alyssa (30), however was considered a surrogate mother to many others.

Theresa was an excellent wife and mother. She cared deeply for her family and everyone who came into her home. This exemplified who she was. Theresa most recently worked as a cashier at Home Depot. Prior to that, she spent many years working and being involved in the community – St. Clare’s School Cafeteria, St. Clare’s Preschool Art Room, and Great Kills Swim Club. Theresa and all four of her children graduated from St. Clare’s.

She loved and embraced her role as mother and was present for all her children’s activities. She took immense pride in her home, decorating for all holidays for the entire neighborhood to enjoy.

Theresa’s memory will forever be imprinted as she is survived by her husband, children, siblings (Alfred, Joseph, and Robert) and grandchildren (Michael, Bennett, and Charlie).

A memorial visitation for Theresa will be held Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308. A memorial mass will occur Friday, February 5, 2021at 11:15 AM in St. Clare Church, 110 Nelson Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308.


  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, 4 February , 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, 5 February , 2021


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Joan Stasiak

1 February 2021

So very sorry to hear about Theresa. We did lunch duty together at St. Clare for many years and had fun. Our kids went to school together to. Theresa is in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in heavenly peace.

Joann and Dennis Calabro

31 January 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Barry and your family. May warm memories of Theresa bring comfort to all of you.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Theresa.

Joann and Dennis Calabro
Your backyard neighbor for 34 years.

Susan KANE

30 January 2021

Dear Barry and family we are so very sorry to hear that Theresa has passed. She was always so kind and sweet and giving . Her family was everything to her and she was so happy to be a grandma. She will be missed by many. I loved the way she would decorate for every holiday. Especially her spider web at Halloween. Rest In Peace Theresa and watch over your family. Sincerely, Susan & Brendan Kane

MaryAnn DiNoia

30 January 2021

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Barry and his children.
May Theresa rest in eternal peace.

The DiNoia family.