OBITUARY

Teresa (Carroll) Conroy

May 5, 1918June 17, 2018

Conroy, Teresa (Carroll) of Norwood (born in Gort, Ireland), passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 17, 2018 in her 100th year of life. Born in Gort, Ireland, Teresa emigrated to the United States in 1939 where she worked as a domestic. She married her husband, Joe, in 1949. Teresa & Joe lived in Norwood where they raised their 6 sons. Joe passed away at an early age, and although times were tough Teresa always made sure her boys had enough to eat and received plenty of love. She continued to send money to her mother and sisters in Ireland and always gave to those in need.

Teresa loved to dance and listen to Irish music. Her house was always full of family & friends, she welcomed everyone and no one ever left hungry.

She was the heart of her family and always there for whomever needed her. She was extremely proud of her six boys and was a loving “Binkie” to her eight grandchildren & twelve great grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Conroy. Loving mother of Kevin Conroy and his wife Janet of Wrentham, Brian Conroy and his wife Kathleen of Canton, Gerard Conroy and his wife Leslie of Santa Barbara, CA, Joseph Conroy of San Diego, CA, John Conroy and his husband Steven Monast of Providence, RI, and Philip Conroy and his wife Diane of Norwood. Cherished grandmother of Timothy Conroy and his wife Jennifer, Laurie Marr and her husband Patrick, Beth Conroy, Kristen Kennedy and her husband Seamus, Erin Conroy and fiancé Matthew Savastano, Joseph Conroy, Patrick Conroy, and Jared Conroy. Great-grandmother of Quinn, Reece, Lena and Brennan Conroy; Peter, James, Teresa and the late Brienna Marr; Hannah and the late Annabelle and Ciara Kennedy; and Charlotte Savastano. Teresa is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at 8:00am from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Teresa may be made to the Norwood Food Pantry, 150 Chapel Street, Norwood, MA 02062.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Interment following Mass at Highland Cemetery Wednesday, June 20, 2018
REMEMBERING

Teresa (Carroll) Conroy

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Kathleen Whooley

June 20, 2018

My Mom & Teresa were best friends and our families grew up together! When our Mom Passed in 2004 Teresa would stay in touch with us. Her brogue & her spirit were so vibrant that we so loved talking to her. She was a wonderful woman, a positive life force and we loved her so much. She always encouraged us to live a full life as she did with all her challenges. We were so lucky to be part of her life and her family meant the world to her. With deepest sympathies for your loss!
Xo, Kathy Whooley

Michael Norton

June 20, 2018

I was blessed at a very young age to know the Conroy family, to have as my first "Best Friend" Kevin. The 2 of us, with the Murphy girls, ran the hills and woods behind his School Street house having way to many wild adventures. Teresa would called Kevin knowing full well, all of us would come running. Teresa was like a second mom to a group of neighborhood kids, and I know her love and compassion for everyone she met, never wavered. My memories of Norwood always seemed to focus around Teresa and Kevin and School St. I visited her again in the early 70's, I walked in she immediately knew who I was, sat me down and fed me!!! we visit for over an hour. Teresa will always be one of the greatest Women I've eve known, the world is a sadder place without her and heaven is a much happier and song filled place with her! Kevin, Brian, Gerard... I feel the sorrow and loss with you, but know her memory is very strong in your minds and hearts.
God bless your Mom and I extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Conroy Clan

Paul Flaherty

June 20, 2018

Brian & Family,

So sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. May you be blessed by the many special memories of happy times spent with your Mom. May the strength of your large family be a source of comfort during these trying days. No doubt you all have fond recollections of wonderful moments laughing and smiling at different gatherings over the years. In time, may the tears that fall easily now, be replaced by a warm feeling when thinking of your Mom.

May your Mother be welcomed with open arms by your Dad, as heaven makes room for a special place for another fine Irish woman! May God bless you all in the days ahead.

Brian, it has been so long since we have seen one another, but please know that I have thought of you often over the years, and have great memories of our early friendship from our days at St. Catherine's. God Bless.

Paul Flaherty
West Springfield, MA

Doreen Savage Werner

June 20, 2018

I was so blessed to have aunt Teresa in my life, as without her we would not have had the Carroll love after mom passed away too young. So glad I got to celebrate the big 100 th with her and family. I loved her sense of humor,always with a smile and a joke. Her children were truly blessed, and will have wonderful memories . You know aunt Lucy did not believe in saying goodbye so I will say, see you one day... Love you darling.

Kim Theresa Mahoney Richau

June 18, 2018

I will forever remember myAunt Tot a someone full of life with faith in God like very few people I have met in my life. I always admired her energy, work ethic, love for family and God. I am sooooo thankful my children were able to meet this beautiful woman. I love you Aunt Tot, say hi to mom, marie and maud please!

Diane Bernazzani

June 18, 2018

Dear Phil, Diane, Patrick and Jared and Conroy families,

Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you at this time of sorrow for the loss of your amazing Mom and Grandmother, Binkie. May all of the fond memories of her bring you comfort and peace. Rest in peace Teresa Conroy.

Love,
The Bernazzani Family

Sue Zwick

June 18, 2018

Dear Joe and Family - I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I never met her, but in reading her Obituary, I summarized that she was a very strong and loving mother. I want to share the following poem of comfort with you. Sue Zwick

We thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
and the day before that, too.
We think of you in silence,
We often say your name,
But all we have is memories
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
with which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping,
We have you in our heart.

FROM THE FAMILY