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Helen Theresa Free

September 22, 1950 — November 26, 2023

Helen Theresa Free, “Terri”, 73, of West Chester, PA, passed away November 26, 2023.  She passed away after a courageous battle with dementia, surrounded by loved ones, who will continue to honor her legacy by living with the same enthusiasm for life that Terri did.

Born September 22, 1950 in Darby, PA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Narciso and Marguerite Marie (nee McClatchy) Ambrogi.

Terri was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School. She then worked for Bell Telephone for many years, before retiring to raise two children in 1981.

Terri’s smile and infectious personality was enjoyed by her many friends and family.  Whether it was hosting frequent gatherings for friends and family; driving her kids across the country for soccer games; helping with a last-minute prom or wedding dress alterations; or, just listening to a friend, over a glass of tea or wine, who wanted to talk, Terri was the epitome of an amazing friend to anyone that knew her.  She adored spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, as well as down at the Jersey Shore with her family and friends. She was a longtime member of ACAC and attended several times a week to walk, exercise, and be with her many friends there. She was also a member of the Elks Club of West Chester. Terri will be dearly missed.

Terri was the beloved wife of David F. Free; loving mother of Christopher D. Free (Sara) and Danielle T. (nee Free) Basich (Jordan); adoring grandmother of Madelyn Hunter Free, Ryan Christopher Free, Emma Marguerite Basich, and Brayden Frederick Basich; dear sister of Margaret Degnan, Thomas Ambrogi, Mary Ann Ivo, Kathleen Shinners, and Mary Jo Hsing; and caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph C. Ambrogi, and her sister, Elizabeth Driscoll.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, Saturday December 9, 2023 at Saints Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Ct., West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, followed by her Funeral Mass at 12:00 PM. Interment is private, luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (https://alzfdn.org/donate/).  

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