Teresa C. McNally

Date of Passing:

June 8, 2021

McNally, Teresa “Terri”, C., 77, of MT. Laurel, NJ, died peacefully on June 8, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Owen A. McNally.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John J. and Anna (McLean) Ward, she had lived in South Jersey for the last 48 years.

Mrs. McNally was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for over 38 years before retiring in 2020. She worked very closely with children, adolescents, families and couples in her private practice and within a school setting, Terri’s love and passion for inspiring young people and families was truly her gift. She was a former member of Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York with ministries in St. Petersburg, FL, Lakeland, FL and Long Beach Island, NJ.

Terri enjoyed spending time with family and friends, visiting the Jersey Shore, and vacationing in St. Martin. She absolutely adored her energetic maltipoo, Liam.

She is survived by her two sisters, Ann Olsen of Smithfield and Kathleen Robert and her husband Dennis of Pawtucket and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews she held very close to her heart. She was the sister of the late John J. Ward Jr., Dorothy A. Donnelly, and Margaret Notardonato.

Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday June 16, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

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  1. I am truly saddened to hear about Terri’s passing. She helped my children and I through many difficult times. We were so lucky to have her in our lives and we will miss her greatly! Our sincere condolences to her family.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Terri was a great person and therapist. She helped both of our children. She will always be in our thoughts and memories.

  3. Terri was a great friend to Ginni and I. We shared some wonderful times with she and Owen. Caring and compassionate, she always had time for her friends. When we were going through a particularly bad spell the phone would ring and Terri was there with a sympathetic ear. I will miss her

  4. Terri was a dear and fiesty friend of mine. I’ve known her since we entered the convent together and our friendship grew once she moved to N J with Owen. Im thrilled that she is finally in the arms of our God and of course Owen and her loved ones who have passed. She is HOME and reunited now in her final place of rest.

    Terri lived her life with the true warrior spirit!

    We laughed a lot, we cried together and we experieced the good things in life through sharing and being with each other.

    I told her I was going to miss our late night talks and she looked indignantly at me with that “look” and said “well, we can still have our late night talks!”
    Im looking forward to when my bedroom light flashes on and off at 1:00 AM.

    God love and bless her and especially her loved ones here on earth that she cherished with her whole heart.
    She was all about family, always!

    She was always generous with her family and was SO SO touched and grateful for all your love,support and help. Your kindnesses and love toward her never went un noticed, ever ,….especially these last few months.
    Nothing was ever too much for you to willingly give whole heartedly by reaching out to her, trips back and fourth, endless hours on the phone, coordinating idea and suggestions, meetings with the docs and staff,wisdom etc…all labors of love with open hearts.
    Nothing was ever too much for you and she appreiated ALL you did. I know it was tough for her because of how independent she always was and Im glad she allowed you the ” gift” to give back.

    May God give you all the strength to carry on and grieve with fond memories of her love for you.

    I will be thinking and praying for you in this time of grief.

    No matter how long and dark the night seems …the morning always comes, the sun will still rise and will give us light to face the day.

  5. Terri was such an extraordinary woman who helped my daughter in so many ways. She was an excellent counselor, but an even better friend. The world lost a great soul. I have no other words. Knowing that she is reunited with Owen brings some peace.

  6. Terri came into my life during a very difficult time as a counselor but quickly became so much more. Terri was my best friend and life, was much brighter with her in it. I find comfort in knowing Owen is waiting with open arms for her on the other side but for us left behind, we will struggle without her. She will always be remembered for her gigantic heart and love for all people as she helped so many navigate the struggles encountered in this life. Rest now my friend and know you will always be in our hearts. My deepest condolences to her sisters and family.
    We love you Terri – Phyllis, Matt and Deanna

  7. I’m so sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. Her life’s work is complete and she is now at rest in the arms of Jesus. We will miss her. Condolences to the family on their great loss.

  8. Over 5 years ago, Terri came into our lives to help us with our son. Not only did she help him, but she became a part of our family. She was my friend, counselor, and touchstone. My heart breaks that she is no longer with us. Selfishly, I wish I had one more conversation with her. She will always be in our hearts and be part of our family. The world is dimmer without her. We send all of our love and prayers to all who loved her.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about Teresa’s passing. She such a good person. She’s with God.

  10. I will miss Terri ?. I was so blessed to have her help me through my struggles with my young son and navigating a divorce . She was always there for me.
    I also was lucky enough to be Liam’s vet and see the joy he brought her.
    I am so sad I can not make her service, but I will definitely celebrate her life with a friend locally ❤️
    I will miss you Terri,

  11. Arthur and I want to express our condolences to the entire family. We know how special Terri was to all of you. Rest In Peace ??

  12. I consider myself very lucky to have called Terri my friend. Her warmth, compassion and love for her family truly defined her entire being. She will always be a light in my heart.

  13. Terri was a most loved friend and business partner for over 40 years. I will miss her terribly and carry her in my heart always.

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