Teresa A. Giroux

Teresa Ann Giroux, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on July

10, 2019; she was 88.

Teresa was born on April 18, 1931 to the late Carmela (Rauche) and Dominick Morrell of Ravena. After

graduating from Coeymans High School, she was employed in the NYS Department of Tax and Finance

until she married Michael V. Giroux on June 18, 1955, and began their family. After the untimely death

of her husband at age 44, Teresa went back to work and turned her attention to her three then teenage

children; Kim (Kim) VanDerVeer, Michael (Lauren) Giroux Jr. and Scott (Susie) Giroux. After guiding her

children to adulthood, Teresa's pride and joy became her 8 grandchildren: Luke, Seth and Jared

VanDerVeer; Megan (Christopher) Riordan, Michael and Matthew Giroux; and Benjamin Giroux and

Abby (Ricky) Ramos.

Teresa was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Ravena and was active as a Eucharistic

minister, a thrift shop volunteer and a member of the parish choir. She rarely missed volunteering at the

annual spaghetti supper, fried dough breakfast or any other church event. Teresa was also an active

member of the Columbiettes Council 3424. Teresa was well known for her sensational cooking and after

retirement became the rectory cook for several years. Teresa was remarkable for making lifelong

friends and maintained close relationships with some of her high school classmates. She had a small

group of extremely loyal, supportive, and caring friends whom she loved dearly. Teresa also remained

close to her sisters-in-law and visited them often.

Teresa was especially close to her brother, the late John Morrell, and his late wife Margaret, along with

their children John and Linda. Teresa lived a full and happy life with her many friends and extended

family members. Her memory will be carried in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.

Relatives and friends may call at St. Patrick's Church, 21 Main Street, Ravena, on Monday, July 15th from

10 to 11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m., followed by burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or the Community

Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital will be appreciated. Condolence page is available at