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Theresa L. “Terry” D’Amore

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, October 13th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for Theresa L. D’Amore, who died on Saturday October 2nd at her home in Temecula, CA following a brave and courageous battle with cancer, she was 72 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 12:00 p.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face mask while attending the services.

Terry was born & raised in Revere, and worked in Chelsea and Malden the majority of her adult life. Later she moved to Temecula, CA to carry on her honored profession of school teacher, where she married Paul Cheffi, her soul mate for 42 years. Terry taught for 20 years in Chelsea and Malden, and an additional 10 years in Temecula, CA before retiring and settling down in Temecula, where she loved the weather and location and various forms of entertainment.  Terry was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere, and of Suffolk University where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She was fiercely devoted to her family and husband, made enormous time and was immensely generous to all her nieces and nephews and all her family, and made everyone around her happy and feel special. Always genuinely curious about everyone’s comings and goings.  Full of energy , passion and a little adventurous, Terry was game for almost anything and resolute in her beliefs.  Terry’s passion for life left a wake of friends and devoted colleagues who would do anything for her, and her for them. Later in life Terry become a great cook and met even more devoted friends in her post-retirement passions.

Beloved wife of 42 years to Paul Cheffi. Devoted daughter of Marie Louise D’Amore and the late I. Andrew D’Amore.  Loving sister of Cheryl Scheeler and Husband Bob Scheeler, David D’Amore, Paul D’Amore and wife Deborah Brown and brother Andrew S. D’Amore and wife Patrice M. Grant. Adored and beloved Aunt of Chelsea Scheeler, Christopher D’Amore, Jennifer Broderick, Amanda Piechocki, Joey D’Amore, Danielle D’Amore and Andrew D. D’Amore.  Terry is survived by numerous loving cousins, extended family and loving friends both in Temecula, CA and Revere, MA, as well as grandnieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


**For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face mask while attending the services.**

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, October 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, October 13th at 12:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Carol and Harry Wolf
    Oct 25 2021

    Dear Paul, Louise, and the rest of the D’Amore family,

    We recently learned of Terry’s untimely passing. Though we are filled with extreme sadness at the news, we have so many fond memories of good times with all of you, including the “D’Amore D’Merrier” cruise where we felt like we were a part of the clan. We were fortunate to enjoy the company of Terry and Paul on numerous occasions and will smile as we remember the many good times. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  2. Patricia and Roy Martin
    Oct 12 2021

    Terry you will be missed greatly. Our lives are richer for having you in our family lives. I know you are in heaven with the other beautiful angels. Rest in peace sweet Terry, till we meet again

    All our love cousin Patty and Roy

  3. The Mangini Family
    Oct 11 2021

    Andy, Patrice & Family,

    Our heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in your loving memories of Terry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Paula, Ed & Alex

  4. Marybeth and Norbert Leary
    Oct 10 2021

    We are so saddened on Terry’s passing.We were both classmates with Terry at IC and have great personal memories of a a great friend. Our sympathies to her family.

  5. Mary (Ratigan) Bowen
    Oct 9 2021

    Terry Lou, I will always remember your kindness and positive outlook on life. You ere a great daughter, sister and cousin. I’m sorry I cannot be with you and your family today. Please know my thoughts, prayers and love for you will always be. Cousin Cookie

  6. Marguerite Bova
    Oct 9 2021

    Cheryl and family,
    I am so saddened to learn of Terry’s passing. God bless and be with you all at this very difficult time. I love you always ❤️

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