Theresa Emilia Kish

theresa kish

November 7, 1948 ~ June 22, 2024

Born in: Bridgeport, CT
Resided in: Beacon Falls, CT

Theresa Kish, age 75, of Beacon Falls, CT passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2024 surrounded by family. She was born on November 7, 1948, daughter of the late Leo and Theresa (Kukas) Daigle. A Connecticut resident her whole life, she lived in Beacon Falls with her loving husband, Alvah Kish, where they both enjoyed retirement.

In addition to her amazing husband, Terry is survived by her daughters, Tammy Posila (Dennis), Kelly Cataudella (David), and Heather Shenker (Eran), and two stepsons, Alvah Kish, Jr. and Jason Kish (Nancy). Terry loved all of her grandchildren, Zachary, Alyssa, Kyle, Jordyn, Macy, Emily, Amy, Annalise, Abigale, Rae, Jonas, and the newest member of the family, born just days ago, Ezra.

Theresa had a zest for life and loved spending time in the sun. Her favorite pastime was cruising with her husband and dancing the night away listening to live music performed by her favorite cruise band, Alterr Jam. Sonny, Gerald, Lito and Mar have been a huge part Terry and Alvah’s love story for the last 20 years. Thankfully, they were able to make a surprise visit to see her before she passed.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, June 30, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Burial will take place at Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven, CT 06514 at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center,


Visitation: June 30, 2024 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Graveside Service: July 2, 2024 11:00 am

Beaverdale Memorial Park
90 Pine Rock Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515


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  1. I have known her daughter Heather for a long time, and I could see what an amazing, loving, and fun person her Mom was. I can see the love and nurturing that Heather received from her amazing mother come out in her mothering abilities! I am sorry for losing this amazing light in many people’s lives. I am thinking and praying for them during this time.

  2. Oh Terry, I will miss your smiling face. When we met in 1980, we became friends for life, so many wonderful, crazy memories that make me smile. You deserve a nice, long rest. Until we meet again my beautiful friend.
    Brian and I send our love & deepest sympathies to, Tammy, Kelly, Heather, Alvah and the rest of the family.

  3. Dear Kelly, David & Family,
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.
    Caroline Ardito

  4. Dear Alvah, Tammy, Kelly, Heather and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Terry will always be remembered for her kindness and warm heart.
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    Lori Bertig Peterson

  5. Such a nice, fun loving woman Terry was. I had the pleasure of working with her many years ago at Actor’s Colony. Hard worker, fun and upbeat. My sympathies to Alvah and family.

  6. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. My heart is with you all in your time of sorrow. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. I will truly cherish my memories of her and our time together since 1992 🥰❤️🙏🏻 Syllyb Love you MCB Thank you

  7. Jay and Nancy, what a beautiful life Terry lived, cherish the memories. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Love Uncle Armand and Aunt Ro.

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