OBITUARY

Theresa Morano

May 30, 1931November 15, 2021

Theresa Morano, 90, of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully Monday morning, November 15, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family. Born on May 30, 1931 in Hartford, Theresa spent much of her early years spending time between CT and Sherbrooke, Quebec. She was proud of her French Canadian heritage and was fluent in French, a skill she enjoyed using to converse with her French-Canadian family including her cousin, Andre, and his children. She raised her three children, Russell, Ken, and Carol in Wethersfield. A dedicated employee, Theresa held several administrative assistant positions ranging from the private sector to working for the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Known for her caring nature and charismatic personality, Theresa maintained many friendships throughout the years including her life-long friend, Gail, who was a great source of joy and comradery for her. After a long and rewarding career, Theresa retired to Greenwich with her late husband Mike Morano, and his caretaker and good friend, Gerard. She could typically be found playing cards with her friends, relaxing by the pool, or enjoying the fine Italian cuisine commonly associated with Fairfield County. After her late husband passed, Theresa moved to Wethersfield where she lived with her son, Russell, her daughter-in-law, Grace, and their three children, Sarah, Patti, and Andrew. Theresa’s “retirement” was short lived as she quickly found herself acting as a full time grandmother, always going above and beyond for her family. While managing family, work, and friends occupied most of her time, Theresa never lost sight of her desire to give back to the community. She combined her love of knitting and charity work by making scarves and hats to donate to South Park Inn Homeless Shelter. She also supported the CT Humane Society and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Theresa was known for many things in this life – a loving mother and memere, a wonderful cook, an enthusiastic conversationalist, a devout Catholic, a super-fan of all things Frank Sinatra and Boston Red Sox, and a world class scrabble player. Above all though, Theresa was a caring person with a strong faith. Her family and friends will miss her beyond words. Theresa was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Eva Demers as well as her husband, Michael Morano. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Russ and Grace Morin; her son Kenneth and his wife Mary Jo; and her daughter Carol Henning and her husband John. Additionally, she leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, Gerard Demers. We are thankful for Hartford HealthCare Hospice as well as her caregivers/angels-on-earth, Helina and Judy. Services will be private per Theresa’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Theresa’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share a memory of Theresa with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

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Morin Joseph

November 22, 2021

Russ and family my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Noemie Quebe

November 21, 2021

You were the most amazing person. I will forever miss you, more than words can say Terry. You brought a lot of happiness, joy into our lives. i wish that i could get to see you one more time. It would be the most beautiful moment in my life. Rest In Peace. We love you!

Mary Ann Levesque

November 18, 2021

Russ, Grace & family: Roger & I were saddened to hear of the loss of your much-loved mother. Our very deepest sympathy to you.

Roger & Mary Ann Levesque
Wethersfield, CT

Nancy and Harris Berloe

November 17, 2021

Dear Russ and Grace,

We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother and send our condolences to you and your family.

We will always remember the joy your mother took in her family
and her beautiful smile.

You are in our prayers,

Nancy and Harris Berloe

Patricia Grimm

November 17, 2021

From Patricia Morano Grimm:
Thank you Russ, for sharing this very sad news. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
As the daughter of Michael Morano, I had the good fortune of having Teri as a step-mother. I have memories of home cooked meals when we visited Dad and Teri, packed lunches when we left to return to home in Maryland; and a hand knit sweater for a present. She was loving, kind and generous to this, at the time, 45 year old step-daughter. Every year at Christmas we would talk on the phone and catch up. Every year I would add to her Santa Claus collection. I will miss her but I know she is at peace and enjoying my nonna's Italian cooking in heaven with dad.

linda washburn

November 16, 2021

Dear Beach family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love to each and every one of you. Take care
Love, Leenda.

Lou LaBella

November 16, 2021

I was Teresa’s hairstylist for many years.
I always looked forward to her visits. What a great LADY! We shared many stories and laughs! My you rest in peace my friend🙏🙏
My sympathies go out to all the family.🙏
Lou LaBella

Maryanne Marchinski

November 16, 2021

Russ and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I shared her love of Frank Sinatra and enjoyed two shows with her years ago when he came to Hartford. I will always remember her kindness and fun personality. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Maryanne & Cook

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