Theresa Lembo

July 19, 1921August 3, 2018

Theresa Lembo was born on July 19, 1921 in Montecorice, Province of Salerno, Italy. She immigrated to the United States in 1935, and settled in Paterson with her mother and father. In 1946, Theresa married Amedeo Lembo who had also emigrated from Montecorice. They lived in Fair Lawn and raised their two children, August and Mary Jane, there. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's R.C. Church; and delicately embroidered the altar cloth that had been used in that church for many years. While raising her family, she also worked as a seamstress for Lincoln Sport Shop, which was owned by her husband and brother-in-law. In her later years, Theresa lived with her daughter in Plainsboro, Lavallette, and finally Monroe Township. She enjoyed crocheting, and she made many beautiful gifts for family and friends. Theresa's greatest love was her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Amedeo. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, August and Karen; her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Thomas Cullen; and her adoring grandchildren Theresa Cullen Pignataro and her husband, Patrick; Marguerite Lembo and her husband, John Cape; Joseph Amedeo Cullen and his fiancé, Kirsten Talgo; Daniel Amedeo Lembo; Deanna Cullen and her boyfriend, Eric Mulkeen; and Elisabeth Theresa Lembo. She was the very precious great-grandmother ("Bisnonna" or "G.G.") to Liliana Theresa and Oliver Lembo-Cape, and Alexander and Makenzie Pignataro. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy. Visitation will be Monday, August 6 from 4-8 pm at the Anderson Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, 219 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 7. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 50 McLean Boulevard, Paterson.


  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Theresa Lembo

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August 6, 2018

I close my eyes and I am in Aunt Teresa's house. The smell of coffee, the italian radio playing in the kitchen, Zio Amedeo telling her to get the cookies. Zia Mariocca sitting there just smiling because she is happy that there is company. Oh what beautiful childhood memory just flashed by. Will miss her and everyone in that kitchen on Lincoln Ave. It will be hard now not to here her voice anymore. Love you too Aunt Teresa

Eva and Attila Nagy

August 6, 2018

Mary Jane we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Even though we haven't seen her for a couple of years, the few times I did speak with her she exuberated warmth and love. I will cherish her memory and think of her every time I make her famous almond cookies. Your mom was a special lady may she rest in peace. God bless