She is survived by her husband Daniel Brown, her sister Betsy Nix (Peter) and her Godchild Theresa LaMarre (Richard), Great Godchildren Sha-Lee and Mei, nieces Sandra Nix (Andrew), Lynn Kasell (Joseph), Kathy Coleton, Beverly (Boo) Coleton, nephews Robert J. Nix (Kelly), Peter Coleton (Krista), James Coleton, John David Coleton and several great nieces.
Theresa is survived by her husband’s children Christine Stevens (Thomas), Dennis Brown (Linda) & Therese Brown Mahoney (Michael).
In addition to her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her brother Frank (Sonny), her first husband William B. Coleton and beautiful daughter Jennifer.
Theresa attended and graduated from Cathedral Academy in Syracuse. She had a long, successful career with Verizon (New York Telephone Co.) retiring in 1991. Theresa also worked for the Lincoln Department Store, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, and the Internal Revenue Service. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church as well as a long-time parishioner of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
As a member of The Legion of Mary she made treasured lifelong friends. She became Godmother to a baby girl, Theresa Clarke LaMarre fostering a rare 6-decade friendship.
She enjoyed traveling, from her annual Easter visit with Peg Dwyer on Cape Cod to various foreign excursions with her beloved Dan.
Theresa will always be remembered for her infectious laugh, incredible style, and her animated stories of adventure and life. She would brighten rooms with her extraordinary fashion sense and many will remember her knack of sending hand written thoughtful letters and notes. She had a great affinity for music and loved to sing; one of her favorites was the Sound of Music ‘My Favorite Things’.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Saturday, July 23, 2022 at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Skaneateles, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Dr., Auburn, NY 13021.
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