Obituary photo of Theresa Meeker, Syracuse-NY
In Loving Memory of

Theresa Meeker

1934 - 2021
Obituary photo of Theresa Meeker, Syracuse-NY
In Loving Memory of

Theresa Meeker

1934 - 2021

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
705 North Main Street
Syracuse, NY  13212
315-214-0400
Service:
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00am
Assumption Church
Theresa Meeker Life story video
Theresa was born at home in Hawthorne New Jersey on November 9th, 1934 to Sophie (Roncoroni) and Thomas Kearns.
She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 11th, 2021.

She attended St. Anthony's elementary school and graduated from Hawthorne High School. She worked for NY Telephone Company in NYC as an operator. She married William "Bill" Meeker in September 1958 at St. Anthony's Church in Hawthorne NJ.

She was ahead of her time with "Farmhouse Style" leaving New Jersey for the country life with her husband Bill, to raise a family in Upstate NY. She had free range chickens before it was cool and loved her 6 acres and big barn with the red door that housed a menagerie of animals throughout the years. She had a grape vine and raspberry bushes in her back yard which she made into jams, grape juice, jellies and homemade pies that were second to none.

Theresa worked as a banquet waitress for many years at Lemoyne Manor.
She loved to sniff out a good bargain at antique stores and braked frequently for garage sales. She had a gift of giving and would give you anything you admired, insisting that she was tired of it. When the kids were young, go-carts and dirt bikes could be seen kicking up dust in the side lot (and in later years sometimes a grandchild could be seen driving around the back acreage in her minivan).

She lived a devout Catholic life and loved the Lord. She was a loyal parishioner at Assumption Church and served in the choir for 13 years.

Her husband William predeceased her in 2001 after 43years of marriage. She is survived by her 5 children; William Meeker, Jr., Mary (James) Douglas, Theresa (Michael) Curley, Thomas (Cathy) Meeker and Samuel (Kim) Meeker. She has 6 grandchildren; Sarah (Joe), Jeffrey (Chelsea), Andrew (Samantha), Stephanie, Shannon, Sandra and nine great-grandchildren.

Service is at New Comer Funeral Home 700 N. Main St. No. Syracuse Friday Sept. 17th from 4-7 pm. Funeral mass at Assumption Church 812 N Salina St. Syracuse on Saturday Sept. 18th at 10 am. Burial at Pine Plains Cemetery in Clay after church service.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
705 North Main Street
Syracuse, NY  13212
315-214-0400
Service:
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00am
Assumption Church

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