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Terence James Loughrey

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Terence James "Terry" Loughrey Terence James "Terry" Loughrey, age 63, of Austin, danced into heaven on July 13, 2007. Born in Linden, NJ, July 28, 1943, his loving guidance and gentle wit influenced many. His joyful life included a NJ state track record while at St. Benedict's Prep School in Newark, BA in English Lit. Upsala College, NJ, and serving as Army News Director for Special Forces Vietnam Network. Terence was a poet, writer, public speaker, an actor: including at Austin's Zachary Scott Theater and the San Antonio Reparatory Theater, KLRU's "Art Beat", and director of Austin Circle of Theaters. With Austin PARD, he helped establish the O. Henry Pun-Off, Shakespeare in the Park, the Dougherty Arts Center, and managed the Zilker Hillside Theater. He met lifelong goals as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with the Addiction Response Institute, Westlake, as a Benedictine Oblate at St. Scholastica Monastery, Boerne, and as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was most proud of his relationship with his amazing daughters. He is survived by daughters Brennan and Marianna Loughrey and their mother Kate Loughrey, Austin; daughter Hilary Tipps, Los Angeles; sister Barbara Shannon, Bel Air, MD; and life partner Jeanne Henry, Austin. He is preceded in death by parents James and Dorothy Loughrey, Bel Air, MD; and sister Karen Wilson, Edinburgh, Texas. Celebration of his life will occur on his 64th birthday, Saturday, July 28, 2007, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78749. Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m., and Funeral Mass at 7:00 p.m., with Monsignor Oliver Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials for the college education of daughters Marianna and Brennan. Please send to: Loughrey Family, 7631 Hwy. 290, #925, Austin TX 78736. Terry is in heaven, dancing with the Deity, while reminding us to "Be at peace."
Published in Austin American-Statesman on July 22, 2007
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