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Mass of Christian Burial

Church of St. Benedict
Monday March 11th, 2019

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Teresa McDonald

Teresa “Terry” (Cervini) McDonald, 73, S. Abington Twp., died on Friday, in Allied Services Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William M. McDonald.

Born May 4, 1945 in Flushing, NY, she was the daughter of the late John I. and Ann (Stewart) Cervini.

Teresa attended Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers, NY. She and her husband later moved to Pennsylvania where they owned and operated Sir Speedy, a printing and copy center in downtown Scranton. She later worked at Marworth Treatment Center where she made a lasting impact on those she met.

Terry was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Snows Church and was committed to helping the migrant community and other social justice causes. In recent years, she became a parishioner of Gregory’s Church in Clarks Green.

Her youthful spirit was an inspiration to those who knew Terry. She enjoyed kayaking on Saddle Lake and at Lackawanna State Park. At age 70, she joined a running club, and ran her first 5K.  Terry was vibrant member of a Drum Circle group in Susquehanna County. The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff at DaVita Dialysis in Eynon, Dr. Ferdinand J. Manahan, M.D., Dr. Kristin Liptock, D.O., and Dr. Glen Digwood, D.O., for their care and compassion they showed Terry.

Terry is survived by her children, William McDonald and Ramon Moraes of Geneva, Switzerland; Christiane McDonald and Ryan Armezzani of Clarks Summit; John McDonald and Carrie of Harvey’s Lake, Andy McDonald Clarks Summit; siblings: Mary Ann Keller, Floral Park, NY, and Fr. John I Cervini, Ridge, NY; seven grandchildren, who were the light of her life: Maddy, Lochlain, Declan, Laney, Colby, Ailey and Julian; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will take place on Monday at 10am from The Church of St. Benedict, 1820 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Newton Twp., with a mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by Fr. John I. Cervini. Interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her brother, Fr. John’s Mission, for a Vocational Technical School in El Cercado, Dominican Republic: c/o Deacon Francisco Cales, Mission Office, 50 N Park Avenue, P.O. Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-9023.

For  directions, or to leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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To the Family:May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who are “sleeping in death” God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. Psalms 116:15.

W.J. Mar 25 2019 12:00 AM

Our sympathy. God’s Word promise that sickness and death will ‘be no more.’ Please read Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:4

RH Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Terry at Marworth. She was such a beautiful lady with a wonderful and free spirit. She Will be missed.

Jill Jenkins Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.  I remember Terry when she and Bill opened Sir Speedy in Park Plaza.  I worked for Mazzoni Law Firm upstairs and we would frequently use Sir Speedy to fax.  Terry was  very pleasant, often engaging in friendly conversaton while at the shop.

Mari Burke Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Teresa.She and all the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen (Calamari) Schunk Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

Andy, Christi and Family:   So very sad to hear of your mother's passing. Your mother was an inspiration to all who knew her.   We had many wonderful conversations over the years.  She is reunited with your dad and all of you have two guardian angels that will always be watching over you. Deepest sympathy,  Linda Kiefer (formerly of Fine, Wyatt & Carey)

Linda Kiefer Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Teri’s passing. She was always happy & bright with positive thoughts... god bless.

Trish Heil Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to hear about your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Andy and Christiane. Your moms spirit of life was one that was contagious! Much love to you all during this time.

Shannon Cantner Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

What a wonderful beautiful person and friend. Your mom was one of my favorite neighbors . I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Andrea Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

Through my friendship with Christie, I met Teresa a few times many years ago with her husband Bill. She was a wonderful lady and mother. She leaves an incredible legacy and I send the entire family my condolences. Teresa and Bill are now reunited in heaven.

Marko Marcinko Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

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