Elizabeth Jane Teresi
1929 - 2021
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Elizabeth Jane Teresi
Mar. 18, 1929 - Jan. 27, 2021
Resident of San Jose
Elizabeth "Betty" Teresi passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital on January 27th with her family by her side. Betty was born in San Jose, California to Frank E. Panella and Mary E. (Dorsa) Panella. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School in 1947. She met her lifelong love and husband, Daniel Thomas Teresi, in 1946 at a family wedding, and the two were married in 1951 at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose. They were blessed to enjoy 69 years of marriage, a tribute to the wonderful life they made together. After they married, they moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. Upon leaving the Air Force, the couple moved back to San Jose until 1954 when they relocated to Meridian, California for a year. In 1955, they returned to San Jose and settled in the Willow Glen neighborhood where they raised a family and lived for the next 65 years. Betty lived her life with joy through her family, cooking gourmet meals, and entertaining many friends and family. She also enjoyed going on many cruises with her husband Dan. Betty is survived by her husband, Dan; her two children: Dennis Teresi, Denise Robertson Barthold (Curtis); four grandchildren: Kyle Robertson (Victoria), Natalie Robertson, Katherine Barthold, and John Barthold; sister-in-law Vivian McGonagle; six nieces and nephews and many more that were an important part of her life. Betty was predeceased by her parents Frank and Mary Panella; siblings Barbara Panella, and Bernard "Buzz" Panella; in laws Thomas and Millie Teresi. A memorial service is TBD due to Covid-19 Restrictions. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Jane Teresi to the Stanford Medicine Cancer Discovery Fund, designated to Breast Cancer.


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2021.
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February 16, 2021
I remember Betty as being very smart and honest.I liked her and respected her because I always knew where I stood with her.I remember talking food and restaurants with her.She was a great cook.I miss her.Larry Ruzzo.
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February 14, 2021
I have known Mrs. T since I was 18, MANY years ago, but I got closer to her this past year. I grew to really love her, and already miss visiting with her.
Debbi Post
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