Theresa Mary Crescione ,age 87, passed away peacefully at home on April 15, 2017. She managed her illness with the same dignity and strength in which she lived her life. Born October 6, 1929, she was the daughter of George and Evelyn Plante of South Hadley. Theresa was a communicant of Our Lady of the Valley Parish. Terri was predeceased by her sisters Pearl Murdza of South Hadley and Marlene Rainville of Thomaston,CT. and her nephew Michael Murdza of South Hadley.
Terri was the loving and supportive wife of Samuel “Sal” Crescione for 68 years, right there by his side in all of his endeavors. Terri and Sal owned and worked together in the former Terry House and Terry Club in Easthampton and most recently at Clear Falls Recreation Area in Northampton. Terri and Sal enjoyed their yearly winter vacations to Florida. Terri also loved ballroom dancing with her husband and was an avid line dancer for over 25 years.
People were drawn to her positive and empathetic approach and she influence the lives of everyone she knew. But what she cherished most was her close and loving family. She was an amazing mother who loved her two daughters fiercely and unconditionally. Terri is survived by her daughter Cheryle Campbell and husband Dennis of Easthampton, and her daughter Georgette Piponidis and husband John of East Longmeadow. Terri was a beloved “Mimi” and leaves four grandchildren, Justin Lavelle , Alissa Marotto and husband Kevin of Northampton, Nicole Cantarini and husband Leigh of Longmeadow, and Elizabeth Jackson and husband Michael of Stamford, CT, and seven great-grandchildren(Samuel, Lilah, William, Jacob, Nicholas, Scarlett and Simon). She also leaves several loving nieces and nephews. Mimi’s positive and nurturing presence will be sorely missed by her adoring family and she will live on through their memories and love for her.
Calling hours will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday April 20th at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Easthampton. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 21st at 10.30am at Our Lady of the Valley Church, 33 Adams Street, Easthampton. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Terri’s Memory to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.mitchellcofuneralhome.com