Theresa Mary Stackowski, 87, of Colchester passed away on Saturday, November 9th at Hartford Hospital.
Born in South Canaan, PA on November 21, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Ettore and Louisa Fantani. As a young woman Theresa met and fell in love with the man who would become her husband, John Stackowski. The couple was married on May 1, 1954 and quickly started their family. In 1963 they moved to Colchester, spending over 65 years together before John’s passing on June 29, 2019.
Above all, Theresa was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved to be involved with her family’s care. An artistic spirit, she enjoyed being creative in many different ways including crafting, beading, and decorating cakes for her beloved family and friends. She was a member of the ladies guild at Saint Andrew Church, and was also very involved with both the American Legion and the V.F.W. of Colchester.
Theresa will be loved forever and missed always by her daughter, Tina Marie Stackowski of East Hampton; her son, John Stackowski and his wife, Patsy of Manchester; grandsons, Justin, Jared, and Andrew Messervy; great-granddaughters, Avah and Abby Messervy; and numerous extended family and friends.
In addition to both of her parents and her beloved husband, Theresa was predeceased by her sisters, Fernanda Casal and Frances Matthews as well as her beloved pug, Pugsley.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 16th at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd Colchester beginning with calling hours from 10-11am with a funeral service at 11am. Burial in New Saint Andrew’s Cemetery, Colchester followed by a reception and celebration of Theresa’s life at Saint Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 178 Linwood Ave Colchester. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/donate. For online condolences please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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