OBITUARY

Theresa C. Palmieri

April 30, 1943September 21, 2020
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Terry was vibrant until the day she passed. She loved unconditionally with all her heart but also had an iron will when wronged. A nurturer, she cared for anyone in need especially her late husband and love of her life, Steve. Her concern as Covid overtook her was of her beloved son, Michael. She fought fiercely because she promised Michael she would. If you spent anytime with Terry, you'd would know cooking was a passion, holidays were embraced with joy, family above all else. Although, she is gone our family takes solace knowing she will be with us in spirit every day. We believe Terry is in heaven with Steve and the angels listening to Italian music.

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Michael McQuade

October 24, 2020

RIP Terry you were a greatest sister to Rosemary, Lenny, and Mary. I promise to take care and protect your younger sister. Stay safe in heaven and I’ll always pray for you Terry.

Rose Mary Barbiero (sister)

October 6, 2020


Terry was the oldest sister. Growing up we would tease her calling her ‘freckle-lina’. It would make her crazy. She didn’t like having freckles.

As time went on, T would become Big Moma. She took care of everyone.

To me, Steve and Terry were a perfect couple. They never lost their dedication to each other. I remember when they first started dating many years ago.

I fondly remember the family holidays, the birthdays, the Sunday dinners. A treasure.

Covid 19 took my sister. Terry is no longer a phone call away. I believe Terry’s spirit is with us here on earth watching over those she loves. I pray for her everyday.

My rock. My angel in disguise. Our memories together will be in my heart forever.

Elizabeth Palmieri

October 5, 2020

Remembering your visits to see us when I was little girl.
Michael and Jerry coming to the hospital when I had my first child.
The constant feeling of having to get to you.
2019 trip to visit with Jen.
Our many conversations after that.
Your glorified body.

Erin Saak

October 5, 2020

Theresa was one of the best ladies I have ever known. I used to take her shopping, and out for lunch or dinner, as she always made sure that your stomach was full. I probably gained 10 lbs when I spent a lot of time in her home, working for Mike. She always made you feel welcome, and she always had kind words to say about me and my daughter. She was a lovely lady, and we will miss her dearly. God Bless her, and God Bless Mike and Jen. You are in our thoughts.

Rose Ann (Quinn) Haberman

October 5, 2020

Cousin Terry was a constant and beautiful light in our lives.

We were just laughing about her stay with us in NJ when she came in to surprise my mother, her cousin Rose Ann, for her 70th bday.

I will always be grateful for that visit — the beautiful day at the beach where she just charged into that cold, cold May water, all the delicious food she made us where you could just taste the love in each dish & the late night laughs.

Although we are here NJ, she had a presence that could be felt all these miles away. Terry was a fighter and a beautiful soul. She inspired me to always push forward and love unconditionally. Thank you, Terry. You will be missed. Much love to her LV family.

Rose Quinn

October 5, 2020

Our moms were sisters widowed in their 30’s. They relied on each other through those difficult times. The kids became a tribe.

Later in life Terry and I reconnected. We spoke everyday for years. She shared family recipes and stories I did not remember. (I am the youngest tribe member)

We visited Florida together and her visit to NJ was a surprise 65th birthday gift. She loved the adventures. My grandkids loved her. Our thing was finding a different coffee shop in Morristown everyday.

Terry’s cancer physically sidelined her later in life. It did not dent her spirit. She was a fighter.

I will miss our 3 PM Eastern Time daily calls. 3PM is now the time I say a prayer for her.

One of her final communications as Covid attacked was, “Ro, this is a bitch. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.” She made me promise to be careful.

Terry would want all to be careful. Please wash your hands, wear a mask and social distance. She was a nurturing to the end. Promise to honor her wish.


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