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Theresa M. (Wade) Meehan

February 18, 1935 ~ October 7, 2019 (age 84)

Theresa M. Meehan passed away peacefully on October 7, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was 84 years old. She is the beloved wife of the late Richard E. Sr. Devoted mother of Ellen Staley, Richard E. Meehan Jr. (Pamela), Mark P. Meehan (Sandy), Lauren Reilly (Ronald), Teresa Meehan (Debbi Main), and the late Barry T. (E. Bridget). Loving Nan of Bryan (Jamie), Jason, Erin (Joseph), Colleen, Bridget (William), Holly, Eric, Ryan, Catherine, Andrew, Jared, Kelsey, Shane, Brigid, Grace, the late Lauren and her many great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Dolores McClellan (late Ralph), Frank Wade (Hildy), and Marie Walker (James). Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. 

Theresa was born on February 18, 1935 to Thomas and Eleanor Wade. She was raised with her three siblings in the East Kensington section of Philadelphia, in St. Anne parish. She attended John W. Hallahan High School for girls and later worked in various jobs in the healthcare industry while raising her children.  Her greatest role in life was that of mother and she was the best mother to her children and then grandmother to her grandchildren. She was also a pillar in the neighborhood and was a second mother and grandmother to many children. Her door was always open for a meal, a place to feel at home, a listening ear, or just a warm hug. She will be sadly missed all who knew and loved her. 

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral Friday 8:30-10:15am in St. Anne Church (upper) 2328 E. Lehigh Ave. (at Memphis) Philadelphia, PA 19125. Funeral Mass 10:30am. Interment will be held privately at a later date and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Theresa's giving nature, the family respectfully requests and appreciates memorial contributions to the Pink Elephant Movement, an organization which assists children and families affected by addiction.

Donations may be made to:

The Pink Elephant Movement
2729 E. Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia PA 19125
Tel: 1-215-913-8189
Web: http://pinkelephantmovement.org

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