Theresa (Horan) Reddy, 93, of Elvira Heights, died peacefully Tuesday evening, November 25, 2014 in her home with her loving husband by her side.
Born in Avoca, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Bridget (Blake) Horan from County Mayo, Ireland. Theresa visited Ireland often and was very proud of her Irish heritage.
Theresa graduated from high school and moved to New York City to work for Whelan Cosmetics. This is where she met the love of her life, Robert. They married on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1946 in St. Mary Church in Avoca.
They started their family and her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, “Nana” and great grandmother. She filled these roles with love, wisdom, grace and kindness.
Theresa believed it was important to give of herself, volunteering at Day Kimball hospital for 35 years, the Red Cross for 20 years and at the Daily Bread and the Angel Shop. She also served on the DKH Women’s Board and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the League of Catholic Women.
She enjoyed travelling with her husband, the Broadway Theater, reading and cooking. Her chicken soup “saved many a life”.
In addition to her husband, Theresa is survived by her three daughters, Roberta Reddy of Brooklyn, Maureen Landry and her husband David of Putnam, and Theresa Reddy of MA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Theresa is predeceased by her three sons Patrick, Kevin and Shawn Reddy, and her siblings Martin, James and Patrick Horan and Mary Jeffers.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Theresa’s family on Monday, December 1, 2014 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., Suite 1802, NY.NY 10001. For memorial guestbook visit www.Gilmanandvalade.com