Teresa Marie Mitchell

    June 20, 1929  -  February 25, 2011


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Teresa was born on June 20, 1929 in Grand Haven, Michigan to her parents Augustine and Genevieve Murphy. She was the eldest sister of Elizabeth and Ellen. She grew up in Waterville, Maine and attended Waterville Senior High School and nursing school in Portland, Maine.

Teresa met her future husband, Philip T.E. in high school, marrying him when she was 23 and then moved to Detroit, where they started their family of nine children: Phil, Tom, Ann, Tiffany, Patt, Dan, John, Mike and Dave. She is the grandmother of Brian, Jason, Avence, Nate, Mieka, Julian III, Zachary, Maria, James, Nick, Natalie, Liz, Nicole, Joe, Rachel and Jessica. She is the great grandmother of Lucas, Damian, Jack, Amelia and Abigail. She is survived by her husband Phil and her sister Ellen.

Teresa was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing ragtime and classical music. She had a flair for fashion and was an accomplished seamstress. She was a voracious reader, painter, sculptor, artist and yardener. Above all, she will be remembered as a wonderful wife, a loving mother and a doting grandmother.

Memorial services for Teresa will be March 4, 2011 at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile in Livonia, Michigan 48152. There will be a memorial gathering from 4-9 pm and a memorial service in her honor starting at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her family in care of Philip Mitchell. The funeral home is located on the north side of Six Mile, east of Newburgh and I-275.





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Born: June 20, 1929

Place of Birth: Grand Haven, Michigan

Death: February 25, 2011

Place of Death: Detroit, Michigan


This memorial provided by:
Harry J. Will Funeral Home
Livonia, MI