Theresa A. DeLorenzo

November 28, 1938October 7, 2021

Theresa A. DeLorenzo, 82, of Toms River, NJ passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Brooklyn, Theresa (Terri) was the daughter of the late Salvatore Iacono and Maria Mattera Iacono. She had lived in Old Bridge, NJ before moving to Toms River 16 years ago. Terri had a successful career as a saleswoman with various food companies, finally retiring from Gary’s Metro Food located in Bronx, NY.

Terri would cook for anyone and everyone, even if you weren’t hungry! She loved owls, Jeopardy, playing Words With Friends, and most of all she loved going to Atlantic City to play the slot machines. She won a few jackpots but was always waiting to hit the really big one! She used to travel to craft fairs around the area to sell her delicious homemade preserves. She was very proud of her Italian heritage and through the years, participated in many Italian-American activities. She loved spending time with her family and friends and was always telling stories and making people laugh.

Terri was predeceased by her son, Michael, and her sisters; Rose Amato, Mary Eisemann and Caroline Mongognia. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Jerome, her two daughters, Linda DeLorenzo, Diane McGillicuddy and her husband Mark; her four grandchildren, Nichole DeLorenzo, Emily DeLorenzo, Michael McGillicuddy and Edward McGillicuddy; her two great-grandchildren Zeppelin and Phoenix Greene. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.

A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3 pm to 7 pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12 pm at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Toms River with an Interment to follow to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Toms River.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021


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Theresa Giambrone

October 17, 2021

Let me begin with saying how sad I was to learn today about Terri’s passing? I was at Mass today at St. Max (I don’t belong here) but come here to mass sometimes bc my mom is resting here? They announced to remember in your prayers; Theresa DeLorenzo? I almost fell over!
I met Terri last year in Dr. Dahr’s office! She cracked me up and I asked for her phone number? I tried to reach her a few times without success until a few months back? We spoke and she was heading to AC in the morning? She gave me her address as I wanted to mail a note and just have it? I did just that and now I’m hopes she rec’d my note card?
We spoke about having lunch together? I told her of my car accident and my insurance; boy, she gave me much food for thought!?
I liked her soooo much! I’m so sad!!!
I can’t express enough of my heartfelt sympathy to all of you?
Please know that I will keep you in my prayers? May God grant you the strength and courage now to face your dear Terri’s loss.
Thinking of you❤️🙏🏻
Theresa Dengler Giambrone
Manchester Twp., NJ

Lea Rosamelia

October 13, 2021

Aunt Theresa gone but NEVER forgotten. all the funny times from growing up till now, always feeding our faces or at the casino, we'll miss you but hold memories dear. Grandma, Grandpa and the sisters can watch over all that are here living in your footsteps. We Love You!
Lea and family xoo

Loretta Treadway

October 12, 2021

Uncle Jerry, Linda, and Diane,
My deepest condolences are being sent to you and your family! Try to remember all the good memories and how she made everyone laugh! Grandma and Grandpa have their 4 girls all together again! Sending much love and prayers for peace your way!
Love you guys,

Kimberly Good

October 12, 2021

My father always told me the story of when they were young and first met Terry. Describing how she was “so crazy” when they used to walk around Coney Island she would be barefoot, her feet would get dirty and then when they rode around in the car she would stick her feet out the window. I always laughed because I’m guessing at that time, that’s just not some thing proper girls did… he would go on to say that she was just wild and how Jerry fell for her. I have known Terry my entire life and know that she always said what she meant And meant what she said! She was a strong, independent, fun and a loving person who lived life to the fullest. She is a an example for all women to respect and admire! Terry you will always be remembered with a laugh and smile. We are all so fortunate to have had you in our lives as long as we did!!!

Katia Martinelli

October 12, 2021

Terry, I have so many and many memories of you whilst growing up since I was three. Always full of energy and spontaneous. All of the Xmas Eves together, the family trips, the cake you helped me make for the school contest, even the yells at us kids when we were rascals. All your good cooking. Thank you for making us laugh. I'm happy that we spent our last Xmas together in 2019. Your extreme generosity and your love were unique. Although living far I felt so close. Just like an aunt and I will always miss you. You will remain in my heart.

Cristina Sala

October 12, 2021

She will never be forgotten.
“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” (Terri Guillemets)

Sally Dorman

October 11, 2021

What a spitfire! Always living and loving life. I’m in shock. I’m so glad we all got to visit this summer. I take comfort in sharing these moments and all the great times we shared at my grams.

Michael Mongognia

October 11, 2021

I know that it is appointed unto man once to die, and I know you wanted to LIVE! God took you home. The Iacono family are now all together.
You taught me how to make homemade manicotti. You were always so proud of our Italian traditions and that I was keeping them. I can still here you saying “you don’t put oregano in Sunday sauce”.
If it crossed your mind it came out of your mouth.
My heart hurts at your departure, but I take comfort in believing that we will see each other again. Till then, hug Grandma and Grandpa for me and give my mom a kiss from me.
RIP until the trumpets of the LORD shall sound!
I LOVE you Aunt Theresa!!!

Debbie Rosamelia

October 11, 2021

I will miss you aunt Teresa, you were my hero. You were funny, kind, and loving. You told it like it was, and people appreciated you. RIP. Love Debbie