Theresa Slatcher’s zest for life is a lesson for us all. She will be deeply missed

Theresa A Slatcher

Theresa A Slatcher, a remarkable, dedicated wife and mother passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2024, at the age of 89.

Terry is predeceased by her son, George E. Slatcher III and her son-in-law, William Walters. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, George E. Slatcher Jr. and her daughters and sons-in-law; Deborah Slatcher and Alphonse Altorelli, Pam Slatcher and Brad Moran, Cindy Walters, Tracy and Andre Pedrouzo, her grandchildren (Nicole Altorelli, Myles Altorelli, Natalya Pedrouzo, Nathan Walters, Hali Moran, and Katiya Pedrouzo) and great grandchildren (Ellie, Stella, and Luca Altorelli).

Theresa’s kindness and generosity will be remembered for her gifts of brownies to many a clinician, server or guest and her delivery of clothing and toys to those in need. Terry was an avid reader, finishing books and passing them onto friends and family.

Terry lived most of her life in Monroe/Stepney. In addition to her job as mom, she was a switchboard operator, a waitress, a data entry clerk, a travel agent and finally a U.S. Postal carrier for 35-plus years.

After retirement, she moved to New Milford where she was a passionate volunteer at the Thrift Mart of New Milford, a talented fund raiser for the Lions Club and a frequent attendee at Senior Center events.

While retired, Terry and George travelled the U.S. from shore to shore in their 38-foot RV, meeting new friends from all walks of life.

Terry loved people and made and sustained friendships from every facet of her life. She loved sharing time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and never shied away from a game of, “Crimes against Humanity” or “Left, Right, Center.” Terry’s zest for life is a lesson for us all; she will be deeply missed.

A funeral service will be held at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: The Theresa Slatcher Scholarship Fund, The New Milford Thrift Mart 146 Danbury Rd, #1, New Milford CT 06776 in support of New Milford high school students, the New Milford Senior Center or Regional Hospice (makingthebestofeveryday.org).

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