OBITUARY

Theresa M. Grant

November 4, 1927November 10, 2021

Theresa Grant, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend died peacefully surrounded by family on November 10, 2021.

Born Theresa Fodrowski on November 4, 1927, as 1 of 10 siblings, she learned patience, love, and the importance of family. She often reminisced about her early life and spoke with fondness of the many Polish traditions that her mother taught her which she had passed on to her family throughout the years. Theresa first became a caregiver when she graduated from nursing school as an RN. Towards the end of her career, she worked as a Hospice nurse whose infectious smile and laugher made all the difference in the final days of her patients. Her caring nature is something that she continued to offer every person she encountered throughout her life. To know her was to love her. She had the innate ability to only see the good in every situation and bring out the best in everyone she spoke to. It is impossible to put into words her pure heart and loving spirit.

Theresa would go on to marry the love of her life, Fred Grant. Together they created a lifetime of memories and raised 6 children, 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She raised them with nothing but love and taught them all the true meaning of family. She had a special bond with every child & grandchild, teaching countless lessons along the way. She was there for every milestone, loved them all unconditionally and taught them to be strong, independent, and to always follow their dreams.

Theresa also had a bond with almost everyone she came across, from the Stationary store owner who sold her favorite scratch offs to the bagel place where her picture was posted behind the register for no reason other than her warm and comforting smile.

Her inner strength and eternal optimism are unparalleled. As she would always say … “Life is too short for trivialities,” “This too shall pass” and “Better Days are coming.”

Theresa was predeceased by her husband in 1994 but there wasn’t a day that went by she didn’t think of him. She is survived by her six children and spouses – Patty & Gil, Bill & Joyce, Jim & Liz, Fred & Barbara, Maryann & Rick, and Kathy & Billy. She is also survived by her 25 Grandchildren, their spouses or significant others, 7 Great Grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

It is with great sadness we announce her passing, but a piece of her spirit will remain with everyone who has had the blessing of knowing her. “A life that touches others goes on forever.”

In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made in Theresa’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

A visitation for Theresa will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, 105 Randall Road, Shoreham, NY 11786. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Boulevard, Calverton, NY 11933.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.obdavismillerplace.com for the Grant family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Memories

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Steve Goldfarb

November 16, 2021

Mrs Grant knew the way to a persons heart was through their stomach! She seemed to be preparing food anytime I happened over to the Grant Home! Although my wife Shelley has come close - No One makes eggplant parmigiana as perfectly as Mrs Grant! She was nice enough to let me steal a few slices of the eggplant after being browned - but anytime I tried to snag the 4th piece - I would get my hand slapped! A truly wonderful person and beautiful soul. May you Rest In Peace Mrs Grant! Hugs and Condolences from the Goldfarbs to all her family and friends.

Christine Socci

November 15, 2021

Terry was one of the most wonderful women to have graced this earth. Her infectious smile could immediately take away any troubles you might be suffering from. I will forever miss her and will take the fond memories I have of her with me always. Our family loved Terry in so many ways, and we are grateful for having had her in our lives. Working with Terry was always a great time. God Bless this amazing family during this difficult time.

Christi Monaghan

November 13, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, grandma and great grandma. Though I may had only met her once, I know she was a very special woman by the way you spoke about her. Hugs and prayers to the entire Grant family.

Bobbi Somers

November 13, 2021

Terry was a very dear friend. She filled a void in so many lives. She was cheerful, loving, and honest. She loved her family unconditionally. She told stories of all of her children and grandchildren. She often spoke of her upbringing in her Polish household. Her love and respect for her Momma.
I will never eat or make a pierogi without thinking of her and her kids ( gotta burn the onions! That's how Billy and the boys like them ).
My prayers are with you all as you grieve your loss. May she rest in peace and dance with the angels.

Marie L. Novak

November 13, 2021

Dearest Terry:
For the past 51 years, you have been one of the brightest lights in my life, a dear friend and a wonderful role model. You helped me through so many situations and adventures in my life, both personally and professionally. I will miss our long phone conversations, discussing our families, feelings, joys and sorrows. Who is going to remind me that "Better days are coming", "This too shall pass" and "Everything is beautiful"? They were your mottoes. I will never forget your difficulties in giving me directions when we traveled. I learned to look at which way you were pointing because inevitably you said one thing but pointed in the opposite direction. When we first started working you called your children "The little angels" and now fifty years later you now had a tribe, clan, whatever you want to call the family! They now have their own little angels. Terry you were and are a beautiful person, loving, caring and generous. You will be greatly missed. I hope you send me messages and can touch my soul when I need it. To your family I send my condolences. You were all special to her. You are together again with your beloved Fred, who I knew you missed terribly.
Someday I hope to meet again and share our lives together in eternal happiness. Pat, Bill, Jim, MaryAnn, Fred and Kathy I send my love to you and your families. I know this is a hard time for you and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Marie
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karen christiano

November 12, 2021

Terry Grant, how you will always have a piece of my heart. Your laugh was amazing along with your personality. You made work a pleasure. Thank you for all the talks and give a big hug to my mom in heaven . Rest In Peace Terry and thank you for all the advice and laughter.