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Helen Theresa Morrow

September 11, 1928 — December 18, 2022

West Chester

Helen Theresa Morrow (née Dunne), 94, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Broomall, PA passed away peacefully at home on December 18th, 2022.

“Theresa” or “Terry” as she was known, was born September 11th, 1928, in Bryn Mawr, PA. Daughter to Edward Patrick Dunne and Helen Barbara Dunne (née Joyce), Terry was raised in the Fishery near Roundstone, then the family farm in Emloughmore, Galway, Ireland.

Terry always adored Ireland, and hated leaving at twenty for America, but met and married the love of her life Richard J. Morrow Sr., so it all worked out in the end. Married sixty-eight years, they had four children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A self-taught cook, she’d know recipes by heart, and baked to perfection. Always one to enjoy knitting, even if the project was thrown in the closet for months, she knit Aran sweaters for her family. Terry loved to dance and watch dancing, especially a waltz. She danced till the end and enjoyed the Irish dances in Philadelphia back in the day. She loved the ocean, putting her feet in the sand, always trying to get a ‘little’ tan.

With a brilliant mind, the kindest heart and coolest wit, Terry was an amazing homemaker. Even with her wooden spoon, she was beloved and adored by her children. And with her big smile and love, she will always be cherished and admired by her grandchildren, great grandchild, and many, many nieces, and nephews.

Reading, news/sports watching, recipe clipping, and card game winning were some of her hobbies. “Queen of cards/Card shark,” as she’d lovingly be referred to, she kicked butt every hand. Her family swears she hid cards up her sleeves, but no, we checked, she was just that good.

Theresa loved spending time with family and friends, with good cuppa tea, chocolate, music, card games, and a good laugh. The most important thing was family.

She lived life to the fullest.

Her heartwarming smile, hugs, kisses, and loving ‘hits’ will be sorely missed.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam dílis. “May her loyal soul rest on the right side of God.”

Theresa is survived by her husband, Richard J. Morrow Sr., sister Sheila O’Neill, daughters Theresa M. Brossman (John), Maureen H. Duffy (Edward), and Lisa A. Morrow; grandchildren John R. Brossman (Susan), Kelly H. Malloy (Justin), Elizabeth T. Duffy, Maura H. Duffy, Edward H. M. Duffy, and Sean P. Duffy; and great grandchild, Julia M. Malloy.

Preceded in death by her late son Richard J. Morrow Jr.; siblings Nora Gossom (George), Johnny Dunne (Ann), Anne Isel (Joe), Katherine Rickabaugh (Paul), Patsy Dunn, Edward Dunn (Claire), Frances Brown (Norman), James T. Morrow, Larry Morrow (Phenie), and Felix O’Neill.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Wednesday 9:30-10:30 AM at SS Peter & Paul Church, 1325 Boot Road, West Chester, PA followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Interment SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Main Line Health Hospice, 240 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite 100 Radnor, PA. 19087

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Service Schedule

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Viewing

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

9:30 - 10:30am (Eastern time)

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church

1325 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

10:30 - 11:30am (Eastern time)

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church

1325 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380

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Interment

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

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