July 30, 1934 ~ October 2, 2014
Teresa Marie (Teri) Carlo Terry, 80, died peacefully Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Arden Courts in Hamden, CT, where she resided for several years. She was born July 30, 1934, in Port Chester, NY, daughter of the late Patsy and Eleanor (Mutino) Carlo and lived in New York, Connecticut and most recently, Safety Harbor, FL, prior to returning to Connecticut in 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, Stuart Terry. They married in 1969, and Teri embraced his seven children as her own, Carol Law Terry of Princeton, British Columbia; the late Patricia Terry of Grand Rapids, MI; Susan Roberts of Shelton, CT; Margaret Buck of Southbury, CT; Matthew Terry of Coldwater, MI; Maureen Heileman of Allegan, MI; Andrew Terry of Palm Harbor, FL; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She is also survived by her three siblings, Patrick Carlo & his wife Joan of Gulfport, FL; Tony Carlo of Oceanside, NY and Ellie (Carlo) Calabretta of Simsbury, CT; her nieces and nephews, Patrice Carlo of Spring Hill, FL; Michael & Martha Carlo of Concord, NC; Diane Carlo & John Dittmar of South Pasadena, FL; Linda Carlo & Robert Blanco of Gulfport, FL; David Carlo of Holbrook, NY; Jennifer & Matt Gugliotti of Ronkonkoma, NY; Amy & Dan LaPlante of Framingham, MA; and Wendy & Jeff Kelly of West Simsbury, CT; and their children, Michelle Carlo, Melissa & Ben Walton, Vance Carlo Brown, Serafina & Fiona Gugliotti, Megan, Jack & Mia LaPlante and Nicholas & Amanda Kelly. Teri earned degrees from NYU and Southern Connecticut State College and enjoyed careers in both business and education, teaching art in several communities in Connecticut and Florida and retiring as Art Director of Pinellas County (FL) Schools. A free spirit and artist, she loved travel, photography, Frank Sinatra, her family and her faith, epitomized by her joy in being a Eucharistic Minister at her beloved Espiritu Santo Church in Safety Harbor. Her family would like to thank the caring staffs of Arden Courts in Hamden and Constellation Hospice for their devoted consideration to Teri. Special thanks are extended to Susan Roberts from Teri's siblings for her dedicated stewardship of their sister since her return to CT. A memorial mass will be held at 11AM on Friday, October 17, 2014, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092. Burial at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, FL, will follow a mass at Espiritu Santo on a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.