Terry’s motto was family first. She was her family’s savior when needs arose and the glue that kept them together. Nephew, Wally, was taken in as a third son and niece, Lisa had her own room always open for visits and fit for a queen. She loved traveling to Florida and Ireland with best friend and husband, Pat and weekends in Asbury Park with sisters, Joanne and Denise. A promise to be a stay at home mom lured Terry away from South Jersey to Connecticut. But she couldn’t stay home and took a job with the local school. Actually, truth be told, the position gave the family health care benefits, but Terry fell in love with the job and the kids with her. She was known as the hat lady: she wore a different hat each day for their amusement.
Sundays she got dinner started early then settled down to watch football. Even though they lived in Patriots country she remained loyal to the Eagles except if Joe Montana was playing.
Terry ran the stock room at Metrologic Instruments in Bellmawr and did such a fantastic job that Patrick became more than impressed. Soon he asked her out and they have been together for 30 years. They were blessed with sons: Steven Miller and Joseph McKinley. Survivors include a brother, Wally Dobbins, sisters, Joanne and Denise Dobbins and nieces and nephews: Lisa Klidzia, Stephanie Ortholf, Wally Dobbins, Megan Dobbins, Patti Dobbins, Brianna and Justin Ortholf and dog companions: Guinness, Cassidy, and Riley.
Come celebrate 57 loving years Wednesday, August 30 from
11a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where a service will begin at noon.
Donations to Simon Foundation, 120 Rescue Lane, Bloomfield, CT 06002 will be appreciated.