Terry Terry J. Carmody

October 6, 1940March 29, 2013

Terry J. Carmody October 6, 1940 to March 29, 2013 A loving husband, father, and papa, Terry passed away peacefully on Friday with his family by his side. After graduating from Riordan High School in San Francisco, Terry enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He later went on to receive his degree at USF. Terry joined the Santa Clara Police Department in 1962 and retired after 33 years of service as a Captain. He was an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Clara. His interests included going on cruises, playing golf and most of all spending time with his family. Terry was the loving husband to Betty for 48 wonderful years. He was the devoted father to Julie Chamberlain (John), Lisa Cole, and Brian Carmody (Claudia). Terry was the proud papa to Megan, Sean and Kyle Chamberlain, Lindsey and Kassidy Cole, and Braden and Benjamin Carmody. He is also survived by this brother, Timothy Carmody. Terry touched many lives and will be dearly missed by both family and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Wed. April 3rd from 6 to 9pm with a Rosary at 7 pm at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N Winchester Blvd. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thurs. April 4th at 10 am at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 200 O’Connor Dr, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Terry’s honor to the Cancer Center at El Camino Hospital, 2490 Hospital Dr, Ste 111, Mtn. View, CA 94040.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Rosary Vigil Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 4, 2013

Terry Terry J. Carmody

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Patt Medeiros

May 1, 2013

Dear Betty Julie Lisa and Brian Terry was the best, he tought me alot about dog training. He is now with Gene and Hal having a beer and laughing. Wishing you all well my prayes are with you. Sorry this is so late but just found out.

Mike Rustigan

April 18, 2013

Terry and I were classmates at Riordan High School in San Francisco. Years later, as a criminal justice prof. at San Jose State University, I invited Capt. Carmody to give a guest lecture in one of my classes. He was terrific! My students were very inspired. Terry will not be forgotten.

Tom Dekker

April 6, 2013

I was a classmate of Terry's at Riordan High School in San Francisco. In addition, Terry and I were teammates on Riordan's 1958 Varsity baseball team which came within one game of winning the WCAL Championship. Terry was a great classmate and a great teammate. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to his wife and family.

Wayne & Marilyn Miller

April 5, 2013

Our condolences to the entire Carmody family. Terry was a special person and fond memories remain from Campbell Little League and the coaches getting together at Round Table Pizza. He will be missed. What a great family.

Kenneth Medeiros

April 5, 2013

A great man never dies, He will live forever in all the hearts he has touched !!

Bob Ricks

April 4, 2013

When Terry was around you always knew you were going to laugh and have a good time. I enjoyed my time knowing and working with him as a member of the Santa Clara Rotary Club. He will be missed by all our club members that knew him. I think they all attended his sevice on Thursday. God Bless Terry Carmody and his family.

Patrice Anderson

April 4, 2013

It was so nice to get to meet Terry on the Reno trips. I could tell that you two were meant for each other and that there was a lot of fun and good times in your lives. You are an amazing woman, of strength and kindness, and I am lucky to have the pleasure to know you as a friend. I am grateful Kathleen and I get to enjoy our dinners together and we can unload our troubles. I hope for many more in the future. I know these are hard times for you and your family, but I know your strength, family and friends will get you through this. Patrice

April 4, 2013

Terry was an outstanding gentleman. I met him through my brother-in-law and have known him and Betty for a number of years. Terry was always my favorite of all of my brother-in-law's cop friends. He was kind, loving and very giving person. In a time when I needed him, he was there for me and my son and for that I shall always be grateful for what he did. RIP Terry and say Hi to Hal for us, you will be sorely missed among your friends and especially your family and Betty. Mary Enfantino

Julie Ellis-Erwin

April 3, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Terry's passing. Betty, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My Dad wanted me to tell you for him that he is praying for you too.

Michael Beck

April 3, 2013

Terry was one of the most genuine and generous people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to the family.

Michael and Janelle Beck