Theresa Mary Herne

theresa herne

May 2, 1949 ~ June 4, 2023

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Theresa Mary Herne “Teri” (nee Costanza)

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at age 74 went home to be with the Lord and her parents, Fred and Rose (Nicoletti) Costanza.  Teri is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Terrence Herne; her devoted children, Christine Herne (Steven Gaston), Jeff Herne, Sean (Christine) Herne; grandchildren, RenaRose Gaston, Ava, Shannon and Alicia Herne; sister, Linda Pain; brother, Fred (Maria) Costanza; many nieces and nephews including, Lisa Pain, Fred (Michelle) Costanza, Steven (Tina) Costanza; many cousins including, Fran and Peggy Navarro, Wilma Columbo, Donna and Pete Ferraraccio, Billy Costanza; many loving family and dear friends.
Teri retired as an elementary teacher in 2002 from Nazareth Hall Catholic School.  She loved to travel and spend quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Teri’s visitation will be held Thursday, June 8th 4 PM -6 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. Her reception will follow at Calvary Chapel of Greece, 84 Kuhn Road.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Visitation: June 8, 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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  1. I am sorry to hear the news of Teri passing as I have know of her for many years. Having a marriage of 51 years is rare thing these days. My prays for the family as they pass through these trying times.

  2. I’m so very sorry on the loss of this beautiful person. I have so many memories of time on GrandView because of Teri’s friendship. Many prayers and healing thoughts to all of you.

  3. So sorry for your loss. She is no longer suffering and is home with our Lord Jesus Christ and you will see her again. Stay strong.

  4. Terry, I had no idea that you and Teri have suffered through this. I really can empathize with you for the loss, experiencing all the feelings and emotions when my dear Florence passed away in 2016. I pray that you and the family find peace in knowing she is with the Lord now. Prayers, and thoughts are with you, my friend. God bless.

  5. +I am so sorry for your loss; I know you will be strong and that you believe that she is truly in a better place. God will be with you and your family now as you go through this loss together.

  6. So sorry to hear of the passing of Teri Herne. Colleen and I will keep Teri in our prayers.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss,Terry and family. What a shock to read of Teri’s passing. She was the best friend and college roommate. Living on opposite sides of the country really limited our ability to get together, but I treasure the phone calls and few visits that we did have. Every time we connected it was as if no time at all had passed. My heart aches, and my prayers go out for you. She will be so missed.

  8. Dear Terry and Family – We were so sorry to hear of Teri’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and a lovely friend. She will be deeply missed. Sending prayers and best wishes to you and your entire family, George and Kristine Magin

  9. My deepest condolences to you Terry and your family. I am praying for you all. May God hold you all especially close right now. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Dear Terry and Family, Fred and Family and Linda and Family, I’ve known Terri , Fred, Linda and their parents, Rose & Fred Costanza for many years when they lived on Clifford Ave. I am so saddened and sorry for your great loss of your wife Terri, mother of your children, a sister to Fred and Linda and child of Rose & Fred. May she rest in peace with our Lord. With Deepest sympathy, Jim St. George

  11. Dear Terry and Family, I’ve known Terri , Fred, Linda and their parents,for many years when they lived on Clifford Ave. I am so saddened and sorry for your great loss May she rest in peace with our Lord. With Deepest sympathy, Jim St. George

  12. Terry, Linda, Fred, and all the family,
    I remember her smile and laugh and how she cared for all of her family. May God of all comfort be with all of you.

  13. We are all sorry to have Teri gone from our presence…. but I’ll laugh and dance with her again one day! We’re making a donation to our Lisa Tydings Memorial Scholarship Fund in Teri’s name… She and Lisa were both teachers and both touched so many young lives. God bless you all.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. Living across from her , she was ALWAYS sweet and friendly and extremely kind. I would see your kids over there always playing with her and you could tell how much they love her! She will be missed. I love you guys and if you need anything you know how to get ahold of me.

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