Teresa A. Levy, 87, of Lincoln Park, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at her daughter's home in Kinnelon, with her family at her side.
She is survived by her children, William Levy, Teresa Harrison and her husband Mark Monahan, Catherine Sypek and her husband Richard, Diane Merkel and her husband Brian, John Levy and his wife Valerie, and Maryellen Moen and her husband William; her grandchildren, Meagan, Erica and her husband Connor, Mary, Kelly and her husband Cory, Jack, Kevin, Brian, Juliet, Joseph, Michael, Olivia, Anna, Sean, and Morgan; and her great-grandchildren, Cole, Emory and Theodore. She was predeceased by her husband, Morris, and her son-in-law, Gary, and her siblings, Catherine Halloran, Margaret Kenelty and Joseph Schmidt.
Born in New York City, Teresa was the daughter of John and Catherine Schmidt. Raised in New York City, she married Morris Levy, and together the couple settled in Fairfield, New Jersey, in 1967, and raised their six children there. In 1995, the couple moved to Lincoln Park.
A devout Catholic, Teresa was actively involved with St. Thomas More Church in Fairfield, and later, at St. Joseph's Church in Lincoln Park. Religion had long been a part of her life, and she served as an active Rosarian at St. Ann's in New York City and later at St. Thomas More in Fairfield.
Second only to religion was her faith in the NY Mets. Teresa, being a native New Yorker, rooted on her favorite team since their inception in 1962.
Teresa's greatest joy, though, came from her children and her grandchildren. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and she enjoyed vacationing and spending time with each of them.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4-8 pm at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Teresa at 10 am Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Lincoln Park. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Magnificat Church Cemetery, Kinnelon.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Teresa's memory would be greatly appreciated by the Levy family.