Teresa Pintrich

September 1st, 2013

Teresa Pintrich, Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Teresa (Terry), age 83, died peacefully in her home on August 31, 2013.  Loving mother of Patricia Sugrue and husband Michael of Hampstead, NH, Dianne Herther and husband Jay of Merrimack, NH, Lynda Pintrich and husband, Keith Martin of Nashua, NH and Kathleen Grover of Tewksbury, MA. Pre-deceased by her son, Paul R. Pintrich.   Mother-in-law of Liz Degroot of Ann Arbor, MI. Devoted grandmother of Mike and Lyndsay Sugrue, Jamie Herther, and Jack and Patrick Martin.

Terry was born in Somerville, MA on October 31, 1929.  She was the oldest of 4 children.  She is survived by her sisters Virginia Nelson of Bridgewater, MA and Mary (Pat) Donovan of Hanson, MA.  Pre-deceased by her brother, Charles Prescott.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

She had many dear friends and her devoted and loving neighbors of over 40 years, Alan and Ruth Hunter, made it possible for her to live alone in her home later in her life.

Terry worked for Olin Chemical Company in Wilmington for 25 years.  Her passions were her children and grandchildren, reading, and the beach. She loved being with family and friends in Moody Beach Maine. She was a Patriots and University of Michigan football fan and an avid fan of the Red Sox.  She was a kind and gracious woman with magnificent courage and conviction.  Although she was physically petite, she was a very strong and independent woman.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 4th from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Teresa’s memory may be made to The Friends of the Wilmington Public Library, Attn: Friends, 175 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887, (, where Terry pursued her passion for reading.


18 Entries in Guest Book for “Teresa Pintrich”

  1. Kathy Andre says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time…

  2. Don Beland says:

    A caring and warm woman and a friend to everyone who met her. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, actively involved and supporter of her children and grandchildren. I was fortunate to have known her, regrettably for a short period. She will be missed by all but not forgotten. Thoughts are with the family.

  3. Judi Bromander says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a great woman. I spent a lot of time on Dell Drive growing up and Mrs. P was so welcoming and loving. Had lots of vacations with the family and many laughs. Rest in Peace…..sending love and prayers to the family.

  4. The Nelson Family says:

    So sorry to such a caring loving family…

    “Native American Prayer”

    I give you this one thought to keep –
    I am with you still – I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the sweet uplifting rush,
    of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft starts that shine at night.
    Do not think of me as gone –
    I am with you still in each new dawn.

  5. Fabrizio Bordo says:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss
    my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Larry Gottlieb says:

    Kathy and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Terry. My family and I want to extend our condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Mark Sawyer says:

    Kathy, I am deeply sorry for your loss
    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Joel Brisson says:


    May the God of peace, the God of love hold you by the hand in this difficult moment. May He embrace the family with his loving tender care. May his peace be with every member of the family.

    Blessings to all and be strong!

  9. Judith Goodwin says:

    Your Mom is such a gift and especially when you are fortunate enough to become a friend in your adult life with this very special person. Her love and special memories will sustain you through this difficult goodbye. Ben and I are with you in thoughts and prayers.

  10. Eileen Brady says:

    Lynda – so sorry for this loss. Thinking of you and your family.

  11. Lisa Baillargeon says:

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. I hope you have many happy memories of special times with your grandmother to reflect on in the coming years. Granparents are always dear to us and we never forget them.

  12. Alejandro Raya says:

    Lynda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that your fond memories of your mother carry you through these most difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Pam Carroll says:

    Dianne, Patty, Lyndie and Kathleen, It was a privilege to care for your Mom during her last few weeks at home. I hope we were able to make her last days comfortable. You were all so kind and friendly to Caroline, Anne and myself, which is truly a testament to your wonderful Mom. I hope all your wonderful memories and the bond you all share will help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

  14. Kevin James says:

    Mrs. Terry is like another nana to me. She was always so kind and loving every time I ever saw her. Though I mainly saw her when I was growing up, I think when a person leaves such a clear and lasting impression in your life, it really shows how compassionate and authentic they were. Despite me being young, I can remember each summer I’d come up and see her, and she’d treat me like her own grandson. I love her so much and am so glad I was able to see her this past summer. I’ll definitely always miss her, but am so thankful to God for Him putting her in my life when she was.

  15. Wayne M. Garrod says:

    Lynda,to you and your family my deepest sympathies for your loss-she is in a
    wonderful place and now able to watch over all of you as she always did-take care to all and God Bless

  16. Shelley & Kevin Fay says:

    To the Pintrich Girls,
    I did not know you mother for long or spent much time with her. when I did however, I could see where all of you got your spunk. She seemed like a strong, loving mother to her children, their spouse’s and her grandchildren. I wished that I could have attended her service I heard that it was beautiful. Please know that you all hold a special place in our hearts during your healing time.
    The Fay Family

  17. Jonathan James says:

    To Ms. Terry’s family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Ms Terry was always kind and loving to us James boys whenever we visited during the summers. She treated us like we were some of her own grandchildren and we always looked forward to spending time with her. I will always remember her for the fun, caring and loving person she was to us! My prayers are with your family and that the Lord may comfort you with His peace through this time.

  18. Sue Landers McNamara says:

    Patty and family,
    I just heard about your Mom’s passing. I am deeply sorry to hear this sad news. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

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