Theresa Whittet (Ward), 70, of Whiting, NJ, died peacefully at home after a brief illness on Friday, May 19, 2017.
Born in Staten Island, NY, on June 23, 1946, she also lived in Union Beach and Belford before moving to Whiting in 2011.
Terry became a nurse at age 20, and worked at various area health care centers and organizations over the years, including Bayshore and Riverview hospitals, VNA, and the Arnold Walter Nursing Home.
Terry was an extremely caring and compassionate person with an infectious smile, a vibrant sense of humor, and a laugh that made her beloved by all who ever knew her. Her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends, and practicing her faith. Terry was a member of the nursing ministry and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Whiting.
She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Vincent Ward, and her sisters, Peggy Ward and Mary Patricia Capriotti.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bruce Whittet; her children, Christopher and his wife, Tracy of Matawan, Kelly Borbely and her husband, Steven of Belford, Scott and his girlfriend, Wendy of West Long Branch, Patrick and his wife, Colleen of Bordentown; grandsons, Ryan, Eric, David and Calvin; her sisters, Virginia Mullusky and her husband, Tommy of Lanoka Harbor and Elizabeth Fiorillo and her husband, Mike of Manasquan; her brother, Vincent Ward of Staten Island; many nieces and nephews; and her dog, Marty.
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, May 26th at 10:45 a.m. at the All Saints Chapel of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 30 Schoolhouse Rd., Whiting. Arrangements are under the direction of Manchester Memorial Funeral Home, Whiting. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terry’s name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or the Popcorn Park Zoo www.ahscares.org