Theresa Intingaro Downs
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AGE: 81 • Fort Pierce, FL
Theresa "Terri" Downs, 81, of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home on February 12, 2014, just 8 days shy of her 82nd birthday. Born on February 20, 1932 in New Rochelle, NY, she lived in Vineland for most of her life before moving to Fort Pierce over 20 years ago.
Terri attended Vineland High School and worked at Kontes Glass before retiring to be a dedicated wife and mother. She understood that the most important job on the planet was being present in a home to nurture and bring joy to a family. And she did just that.
Terri's rare gift was her compassionate and sweet nature. She had the uncanny ability to feel people's pain, the unique sensitivity to ease them through it and she never lost that tender innocence that we're all born with. She loved crossword puzzles, true crime stories, Dancing With The Stars and watching Barbara Stanwyck and Susan Hayward on TCM.
Terri's warm and loving presence will be greatly missed as she is survived by her husband Stephen Downs Sr of Fort Pierce, son Stevie Jr of Los Angeles, sister Carmella Langley and niece Debbie Forcinito both of Vineland, 6 other nieces, 1 nephew and many friends.
And now, as you said to me on so many cold and lonely nights in L.A. with only your soothing voice and light to guide me, I say to you. Goodnight, dearest mother, I love you…….until we're together again. Love Always, Stevie.
Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service
3015 Okeechobee Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
Published in The Daily Journal on Mar. 10, 2014