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Theresa A. Boston (Owens)

Theresa A. Boston of New Hope, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. She was born December 15, 1932, and celebrated ninety (90) years of age.

Terry, as she was known, was born in Philadelphia. She grew up in the Franklinville and Hunting Park sections of the city. She was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Gallagher) Owens. Terry graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in 1950.

Terry was the beloved wife of Walter H. Boston for sixty-five (65) years. Terry and Walt met while working at SKF Industries in 1955 and married on October 11, 1958. Together they raised their family on Revere Street in the Lexington Park section of Northeast Philadelphia from 1958-1996. They were faithful parishioners of St. Jerome’s Church. 

In 1996, Terry and Walt moved to the Village of Buckingham Springs in New Hope, PA. They enjoyed the active culture offered by the community. They made many friends and attended social events hosted by the community.

Terry forever enjoyed spending her childhood and adult summers at the Jersey Shore. In 1978, Terry, Walt, sister Peggy, and brother Bill purchased a home on 21st & Surf Avenues in North Wildwood. During the summer of 1978, Terry began working at The Original Fudge Kitchen located at 22nd Avenue on the Boardwalk.  She was lovingly known as "Terry the Fudge Lady" by friends and family. Terry touched the hearts of all she met during 35+ years of service. Generations of visitors remember Terry offering samples of sweet confections in front of the store, greeting all with her beautiful smile, and dancing to “Wildwood Days.”  Her happiness was contagious for all who met her. Terry retired from The Original Fudge Kitchen in 2014.

Terry was preceded in death by her son, John P. Boston (Maria), on January 8, 1995. 

Terry, along with her husband Walter, are survived by their three (3) devoted children, Theresa “Terry Ann” Boston of Rehoboth Beach DE, Walter “Butch” J. Boston and his wife Maryann of Philadelphia PA, and Kathleen (Boston) Kraus and her husband John of Pipersville PA.

Terry was the proud Grandmother “Nan” of Alison (Brian), Brian (Pat), Patrick (Megan), Maureen (Patrick), Colleen, Thomas (Ashley), Michael (Allison), Kyle, Brooke, Matthew, Chandler (Ian), and Paige (Thomas).

She is also survived by eight (8) Great Grandchildren Cassidy, Michael, Patrick Jr., Oliver, Emmett, Michael Jr., Everleigh, and Brayden.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 10:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Theresa’s name to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Autism Integrated Care https://give2.chop.edu/give/242970/#!/donation/checkout

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2023
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Buckingham
    5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road
    Doylestown, PA 18902

  • Service

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2023
    11:00 AM

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Buckingham
    5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road
    Doylestown, PA 18902

  • Cemetery

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

    George Washington Memorial Park
    100 Stenton Avenue
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

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