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Teresa A. Acquaviva
November 26, 1935 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Teresa "Terry" Acquaviva of Medford, MA, passed away peacefully in the comforts of home with her family by her side on February 3, 2024 at the age of 88.
Terry was the youngest of three born on November 26,1935
to Michael Grey and Mary Foley Grey, both parents who immigrated from Ireland. Beloved wife of Anthony "Tony" Acquaviva of Medford, MA. Mother of John Acquaviva of Medford, MA, Diane Sweeney of Wrentham, MA and her husband James "Jay" Sweeney. Loving grandmother of Alfred Sweeney of Washington, D.C. and Zoe Sweeney of Dorchester, MA. She was predeceased by her brother, Father Thomas J, Grey, S.J. of Boston College and predeceased by her sister, Eileen Haley of Brighton, MA. Terry grew up in Melrose, MA, attended St. Mary of the Annunciation school in Melrose and went on to attend and graduate from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing in Malden, MA in 1957.
Terry was a compassionate nurse who took great pride in her nursing career as a registered nurse. Similar to most nurses, family members and friends often consulted Terry asking advice about their own medical conditions. In the beginning of her career, she cared for surgical patients at Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA. She retired from nursing working at The Winthrop Home Nursing Home in Medford, MA.
Terry enjoyed her weekly bowling team alongside Tony. She enjoyed attending the theatre and concerts with her favorite artists Engelbert Humperdinck, Lou Rawls and Frank Sinatra. She enjoyed traveling to Europe with family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, holidays with her family and remembering the special moments spent with her mother on the Thanksgiving holiday. In her final days in the comfort of home, she enjoyed her daughter’s dogs, Lucy and Dolly as they ran around her room, jumped on her bed and most importantly were the watch dogs when she was eating her meals.
Terry’s family is very grateful for the care she received at end of life. A special thank you to the staff at Optimal Home Health Care and Old Colony Hospice who provided Terry and her family with compassionate care and kindness.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home 1803 Centre St. West Roxbury, on Saturday, February 10, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00pm. Interment private.