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Teresa B. 'Terry' Bresnahan

January 22, 2021

 Teresa B. 'Terry' BresnahanTeresa B. "Terry" Bresnahan, 94, of Watertown passed away January 22, 2021 at Samaritan Medical Center.

Terry was born in Ogdensburg on January 17, 1927, daughter of the late Chauncey and Myrtle (Senecal) Burtch. She was a 1945 graduate of Alexandria Bay High School and from the Watertown School of Commerce business school.

On September 9, 1950 she married Michael J. Bresnahan at St. Cyril's Church, Alexandria Bay and he died on August 11, 2015.

Terry enjoyed being a homemaker, doing upholstery in her home, and people raved about her pies and cookies. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of its Altar Rosary Society. She was a 40-year member of the Home Bureau. She also enjoyed skiing and had summered on Island 92 from 1957 - 2019. Her love for nature lead her to take up painting. Birds were her specialty whether it be on canvas, slate, or wood. She was a long time member of the Alexandria Bay Ladies Golf League until the age of 87, golfing for over 30 years.

She is survived by her four children, Michael B. Bresnahan and wife Barbara H., Alexandria Bay, Patricia A. "Patty" Kielecki and husband Ted, Alexandria Bay, Timothy J. Bresnahan, Pompano Beach, FL, and John P. Bresnahan and wife Cookie, Indiana; five grandchildren, Patricia "Patty" Bresnahan, Michael Bresnahan III and wife Jacque, Shelby Clark and husband Ross, Benjamin Kielecki, and Alyssa Bresnahan; three great-grandchildren, Casey, Amelia, and Chauncey; sister Helen L. Brennan, Clayton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Terry was predeceased by brother Louis Burtch and sister Joanne A. Cerow.

The family would like to thank the River Hospital and Samaritan Medical Center fourth floor staff for all the caring and kindness they showed to Terry. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to either Holy Family Church, 219 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY 13601 or St. Cyril's Church, 26 Walton St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cyril's Church, Alexandria Bay in the summer. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#10 Jim Donegan family 2021-02-14 09:09
Our deepest sympathy.

Jim,donna,Patri ck,Sean and Kim
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#9 Dick & Sally Pooler 2021-02-06 14:57
To Mike, Barb and all the family - We are so sorry to hear of Terry's passing - She will be fondly remembered by all the community. Our thoughts will be with you. Sincerely, Dick and Sally Pooler
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#8 Jeff Minnick 2021-02-01 10:12
Mike & Family,
Sorry to the news of your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeff& Ellie
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#7 Elizabeth and George 2021-01-26 21:43
Dear Mike, Barbara, Patty, Michael, Jacque, Amelia, and Chauncey,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Mom, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Her legacy lives on in all of you. God bless you.
Liz and George Jung
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#6 M & M Schroeder 2021-01-26 10:30
We are sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We lived next to her for more than 30 years and loved talking across the fence with her and all the Seadogs. She was a lovely woman and a great neighbor. Miss her handing a plate of cookies out her kitchen window for us. Our condolences.
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#5 Lenny and Dar Sheitz 2021-01-26 09:08
Lenny and I want to express our sympathies to the family. We have very found memories of when Terry and Mike and Barbara and Roger and the whole gang were all alive and vibrant. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
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#4 Laurie & Ryan Donohue 2021-01-25 18:25
We are so sorry to hear of Terry's passing, I wish I had words to express what a joy she was to know, but I do know the world is dimmer for her loss. Love and hugs to all. Laurie & Ryan
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#3 Kerry A Roberge 2021-01-25 11:27
Hi Mike, sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I know you were able to enjoy time with both of your parents. Now you have those wonderful memories to enjoy.
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#2 Dianne Rotella 2021-01-25 10:43
JP and family - My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I would see her from time to time in Church when I visited Watertown. She was a wonderful woman. May your wonderful memories of her bring comfort at this time and always.
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#1 Wes & Clover Gleason 2021-01-25 09:38
To the Bresnahan family,
We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Wes & Clover
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