Theresa Catherine (Letizia) Darby, 54, of Bristol passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 after a long and courageous battle against cancer.
Theresa is survived by her parents, John and Barbara (Sundgren) Letizia of Bristol, her husband Darrell of 30 years, daughters Taylor Darby Henderson and husband, Todd of Colchester, and Sarah and Olivia both of Bristol; three sisters, Rachel Letizia Sattler and husband Jay of Bristol, Alison Letizia of Middletown and Jacquelyn Letizia Furniss and husband Keith of Bristol, sister-in-law Donia Vance and husband Russ of Sleepy Hollow, New York as well as several nieces and nephews. Theresa was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Agatha Coverty Darby of Bristol.
Theresa was born on May 14, 1967 and was a lifelong resident of Bristol. She attended St. Matthew's school and was a 1985 graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School. She received her Associate’s Degree in secretarial studies from Briarwood College. Theresa started her career at Aetna Insurance Company. As her parent's accounting firm expanded she joined them as the firm's secretary. Upon her parent's retirement, she became the front desk receptionist at Komanetsky Estates, where she enjoyed helping the elderly residents and her warm smile brightened up their days.
Theresa was a loving wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family. She cherished her annual summer vacations to Disney World, Virginia Beach and Water's Edge in Westbrook, CT where she would spend entire days in the water which she loved. Her family nicknamed her "Mermaid". She enjoyed cheering for her three daughters at their athletic games and was very proud of their accomplishments. She never missed an event. Theresa was on the cross country team in high school and later became an avid walker. Theresa loved spending time with dogs, especially her beloved Ashton and Tide.
The family would like to thank Caitlyn Gorneault of Masters in Home Care for her compassionate care during her illness.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 9 AM from O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln, Ave., Bristol, CT to St. Matthew's Church, Bristol for a mass of Christian burial at 10 AM, followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 4 to 6 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance: P.O. Box 370514, West Hartford, CT 06137 or Companion Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT 06488
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