HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Theresa DeGerolamo, 97, of Hermitage, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 5, 2021, in her home.
Mrs. DeGerolamo was born January 5, 1924, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Treml) Bayer.
A lifelong area resident, she attended Sharon High School.
Theresa was a 25-year retiree from J.C. Penny Department Store in the Shenango Valley Mall, where she was the general manager. While working, her colleagues gave her the nickname “Speedy Dee.”
Theresa was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Her husband, Anthony DeGerolamo, whom she married February 14, 1943, passed away January 30, 2006.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou DeGerolamo; a son, Dr. Rick Jerome and his wife, Susie; five grandchildren, Jennifer Dencher, Tony Moldovan, Keith Klamer, Alicia Jerome Volkov and Aaron Jerome; nine great-grandchildren, Robert, Brant, Michael, Marissa, Tyler, Bailey, Trevor, Martin and Chanel and one great-great-granddaughter, Layla. Also surviving are two sisters, Helen Francis Benes and Maryann Bonnani.
In addition to her parents and husband, Theresa was preceded in death by a son, Cpl. Anthony “Butch” DeGerolamo, KIA; five brothers and two sisters.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Kindred Hospice, 26 Nesbitt Road #200, New Castle, PA 16105.
There are no services.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
A television tribute will air Friday, October 8 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.