Therese (Cahill) Kehoe, a mom, grandmother and great-grandmother and legal secretary, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at her Norristown home surrounded by her family.
Therese was born in the former Riverside Hospital in Norristown on July 15, 1931, to the late Thomas and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Teitman) Cahill. She spent the first 14 years of her life in the Barren Hill section of Whitemarsh Township until she, her parents and grandmother moved to the North End section of Norristown.
After graduating from St. Matthew High School in Conshohocken, Therese went to work for M. Paul Smith, founder of the law firm Smith, Acker, Grossman and Hollinger. It was the start of a career that spanned more than 60 years.
On July 15, 1952 Therese married Jerry Kehoe, even though he was a graduate of rivaling St. Patrick High School. They soon had five children.
When her children were young, Therese also became very involved with her beloved St. Patrick Parish in Norristown. She served as the first president of the Women's Guild, and also served on the parish council. Therese remained a very active parishioner until her death.
Therese was preceded in death by her husband; her oldest son, Terrence; and her beloved parents.
Therese is survived by her children Mary Beth (Bill) Tobin, Kevin (Diane), Thomas (Rose) and Cheryl (Jim) Rodgers; her grandchildren, R.C. (Jen), Michael (Courtney), Kaitlyn, Carolyn, Bridget, Jill, Tommy, Kimberly and Matthew; and great-grandchildren Tyler, Jaxon, Paityn and Brooklyn.
Her memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday March 25, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Patrick RC Church 714 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19401.
There will be a visitation for relatives and friends Tuesday, 9-10:15 a.m., at the church.
Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in East Norriton.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Patrick RC Church, 714 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19401 or the Patrician Society, 703 Green St., Norristown, PA 19401.
Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home & Crematory of Conshohocken, East Norriton, and Conshohocken; 610-277-1600, www.msrfh.com.