Teresa L. Proia
February 4, 1925 – February 25, 2019
Teresa L. Proia, of Gates, passed away on February 25, 2019.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Salvatore E. Proia, her son, Stephen, her daughters, Therese Proia and Nina Rush, and her sister, Laura Reese. She is survived by her beloved children, Sam (Mary) Proia, Mark Proia, Richard (Brenda) Proia, Anita (Edwin) Clark, Alan (Dori) Proia, Lana Turk, Perry (Helen) Proia, and Gina Martin; 28 grandchildren and 13 cherished great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Teresa was very devout in her Catholic faith from a young age. She was an incredibly loving woman and was loved by everyone who knew her.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, March 1st, from 4-7PM at the Funeral Home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON, 2125 Chili Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30AM on Saturday, March 2nd, at St. Jude Church, 4100 Lyell Rd. Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148
- Calling Hours Friday, March 1, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 2, 2019
Teresa L. Proia
March 3, 2019
My mother told me in the not so distant past a beautiful story about her faith. She was a little girl at the time and she saw this picture of Jesus hanging from the Cross. She became so excited that she ran home to tell her mother, my Grandma May, the Good News that Jesus loved her. She said it over and over again to her mother, "Jesus loves me." I had never heard this story from my mother before. Now that she has passed on, I'm sure she's with Jesus repeating those same words in Glory. Jesus loves us all!
February 27, 2019
Grandma Proia made me a fresh pizza one time in 2009 - it is one of my most treasured memories! She made me feel like I was her favorite granddaughter, she made us all feel that way. I am going to miss you, Grandma Tés - you are a true Angel in Heaven now 💓