Teresa Catherine Rago

SOUTHBURY — Teresa Catherine Rago, 86, departed this life Monday, December 2, 2019 at River Glen Health Care Center. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Thomas Rago.

Teresa was born January 20, 1933 in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of the late James and Louise O'Brien. She owned and operated the Southbury Answering Service for many years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, going out to dinner, playing bingo, cross stitching and jigsaw puzzles. She also dedicated much of her life to raising seven children and adoring countless grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She leaves her six daughters and her son, Melissa (Rago) Burrus and her husband, Scott, Terri-Ann (Rago) Tilquist, Pamela Holt and her husband, David, Jesse Zink, Kathleen Brages and her husband, David, Lou-Ann Feeney and her husband, Brian, and Frances Zink; her brother, James O’Brien and his wife, Lorraine, of Shenorock, N.Y., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her sister, Marilyn Petrillo of Yonkers, N.Y.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 6, at the Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main St. South in Southbury.

Teresa was a breast cancer survivor, so in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Pink Chair Project of Southbury, which donates recliner chairs to women undergoing treatment and recovering from breast cancer (https://www.thepinkchairproject.com/donate).

To leave a message of remembrance, visit www.CarpinoCares.com.

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