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Therese Lillian, passed away at home on February 7, 2014 in Holmes Beach, Florida. She was born on February 3, 1925 in Staten Island, NY.
During World War II, Terry became engaged to Walter Sverre Johnsen, who returned from combat at Anzio in a body cast. They were married on July 7, 1945.
Terry supported her husband as he co-founded Armel Electronics, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic connectors, standoff terminals, and relay sockets for the burgeoning aerospace and military markets. They built a home in Saddle River, New Jersey and had four children. She worked in high-end residential real estate sales for many years, and was one of the leading brokers in the state.
After retiring, she and her husband moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey, and then to Holmes Beach, Florida. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed animals, the beach and long walks. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family.
Terry was predeceased by her parents, Nickels Nissen and Lillian (Robinson) Nissen, and her sister Ada White. Her husband Walter died in 2009 at their home in Homes Beach, FL.
Terry is survived by her children Walter Craig and his wife Wendy of New York, NY; Karen and her husband Michael of Holmes Beach, FL; Edward of Califon, NJ; and Lynn and her husband Marcus of Bradenton, FL. Her grandchildren are Walter d. Johnsen, Michael S. Smith, Kristopher Smith, Michelle Sporn, Kristina Huefner, Edward Johnsen II, Daniel Johnsen, and Lauren Roundtree. Her great-grandchildren are Landon Sporn, Logan Sporn, and Andrew Huefner.
She will be laid to rest with her husband at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center Inc., PO Box 1449, Anna Maria, FL 34216. Their website is:
Published in The Record on Feb. 13, 2014
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