Theresa J. Charles

September 18, 1928April 15, 2013

Theresa J. Charles, 84 of Milan, NY, long time resident of Bay Shore, NY, passed away peacefully in her daughter's home on April 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Philip Charles. Devoted mother of Stephen and his wife Maura of West Islip, NY, Peter and his wife Lisa of Glastonbury, CT and Mary of Natick, MA. Cherished grandmother of Kevin, Kristen and Andrew Charles. Survived by her beloved dog Mandy. Friends may join the family in celebrating Tess' life at the Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes, 255 Higbie Lane, West Islip NY, Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Memorial service, 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02468 in her name are appreciated.


  • Visitation Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, April 19, 2013

Theresa J. Charles

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Donna Burke

April 17, 2013

I first met Tess when I visited the farm with Mary and our friend Tammy many years ago! We all barged in after driving for many hours to get there. Tess was so wonderful, she was waiting for us with Mandy. Both were so excited to see us, Tess made Key Lime Pie - not my favorite but I ate it anyway:). We had so much fun that weekend - we spent the day on the front porch reading our books, watching the humming birds, and listening to the bees buzzing by. Tess sat on her rocking chair enjoying the sun, she loved the sun. It was so peaceful, beautiful, and enjoyable. I visited the farm many times after that and each and every time had a wonderful time.

Tess was a warm and gentle soul. She was always smiling, always so glad to have the company, someone to talk to, and take walks with her and Mandy. I have so many funny memories to "Can I throw the scissors", "boy this tea kettle is heavy", are those pants from models", "those are not my shoes" these may only make sense to a few people reading this but they were fun times...

I'll miss you Tess!

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.