Mildred K. Tereba

Published on Monday, 3 October 2022 16:19

 

Mildred K. Tereba, 99, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in the comfort of her home with her son at her side. A lifelong resident of New Britain, she was born on Aug. 21, 1923, the daughter of the late Kazimierz and Mary (Dulka) Abucewicz. She was predeceased by her husband Edward of 53 years, and her son Brian Tereba. She is survived by her son, Richard, her sister, Helen Brochu, both of New Britain, and a niece and two nephews. Growing up in the Depression had a lifelong impact on her to be thrifty and to search out the best prices when shopping for groceries. She was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed cooking meals, and was skillful in sewing and repairing torn clothes. Mildred was a devoted wife and mother who gave loving care to her family and made many sacrifices to ensure that her children had the appropriate necessities as they grew up. She enjoyed working in her yard, tending her vegetable and flower plants.

After her husband retired, Mildred enjoyed several cruises to the Caribbean Islands in the company of her husband and their friends. A woman of faith, she was a longtime parishioner of Holy Cross Church in New Britain. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an Inspector for Stanley Works.

When Mildred was no longer able to go out and about, she frequently took pleasure watching the shopping channels and holiday parades, and had a keen interest in the Weather Channel. Her son would like to thank her longtime caregiver Cynthia Blackwood for her support and care, as well as caregivers Norma and Monica. Special thanks to the Masonic Hospice Team including nurses Aneta, Joanna, Denise, Kelly and Neomi for their excellent care in her final months.

Funeral services will begin with calling hours from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt Street, New Britain, followed by the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be held privately. To leave an online expression of sympathy, please visit:  www.duksa.net .



Posted in New Britain Herald, on Monday, 3 October 2022 16:19. Updated: Monday, 3 October 2022 16:22.