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“I just want to say sorry for your loss to everyone.She was a very nice Lady. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Lawrence Shepard - Ilion, NY

“My deepest sympathies to all of Teresa's children and grandchildren. She always had a reason to smile and had a jolly laugh. John thought the world...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Leslie H Coe - Scottsdale, AZ

“Aunt Teresa may your rest in peace and now be beside Uncle Emmett in heaven. Johnny, David, Sharon, Ronnie, Ricky, & Susan ~ my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Stillwell Fitzpatrick - NY

“She was a fun person to be around, always so cheerful and full of life and lots to say. She was my father's baby sis. She will be missed, one of my...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Stone - Manassas, VA

“As neighbors of Teresa for many years we all have fond memories of her. She was a very modest,friendly, and kind person.In time of need she was the...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Nick&Mary Parrotta - Frankfort, NY

“I wish to express my heart felt sympathy and hope that the kind words of your family and friends will make this difficult time a bite easier to bear...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Julie Kiss - Frankfort, NY

“That is the one main thing I remember about Theresa is her eyes. They were always smiling, always had a twinkle in them. I remember the visits...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Tamara Matthews-Geer - Utica, NY

“I have very fond memories of your Mom--her rice crispie treats, cookies and lemonade on a hot, summer's day made growing up in the neighborhood a...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Janice (Furtek) Russo - Utica, NY

“I love you Gram, Until We meet again take care and stay out of trouble. Love Always Brianna Tessa ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Brianna Stillwell - Frankfort, NY

“Rick,Jessica,Andrea,Melissa and Brianna I am very sorry. Your Mom (Grandma) was a wonderful woman. I am glad that I had the pleasure of knowing her....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Deanna L Miller - Ilion, NY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Theresa was a kind and caring woman and may she rest and peace. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy and Larry Tripoli - NY

“Rick & Family Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Gigi Sykes - Coconut Creek, UT

“i was blessed to meet such a wonderful family and take care of a nice/caring lady. you guys are caring people and im glad i got to meet all of you. i...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Brandy Wilcox - ilion, NY

“Rick and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this very sad time. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Velletto


Teresa(Devins)Stillwell, 82, passed away at the home of her daughter on Sunday, September 30, 2012 with her forever loving family by her side. Teresa is now reunited with her beloved husband Emmett in heaven. Emmett died on April 18, 1985. Teresa was born in Utica on February 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Walter and Loretta Devins. Teresa graduated from Proctor High School and worked at Utica National Insurance for a few years. Teresa then married Emmett Stillwell on October 6, 1950. She worked after her marriage but when her first child was born, Teresa became a full time mom. Teresa's love and dedication to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was priceless and will be with them forever. Teresa leaves her children, John Stillwell of Florida, David Stillwell of Utica, Sharon Tomaino of Frankfort, Ron (Debbie) Stillwell of New Hartford, Richard Stillwell of Frankfort and Susan Stillwell of Connecticut; her grandchildren, Ann (Isarel) Guzman, Katie Stillwell, Jessica Stillwell, Ryan Stillwell, Rachel Stillwell, Andrea Stillwell (Tom Humphreville), Melissa (Lance Dolan) Stillwell, Kyle Stillwell, Brianna Stillwell and Michael Tomaino and her great-grandchildren, Dakoda, Nadia, Derrick, Elias and Cora. Teresa also leaves three sisters, Mary Clydesdale of Colorado, Margaret (Jack) Bowen and Eleanor (Gene) Benman both of Whitesboro, one brother, Paul (Jackie) Devins of Florida; sister-in-law, Sally Devins of Ilion and many nieces, nephews and friends. Teresa was predeceased by many sisters, brothers and in-laws. Mom was able to spend the last four years of her life comfortable and very happy at home after her first stroke with the help and love of her family. Thank you to Ron for your visits, Rick for your goodies, visits and as Mom said nice van, David's calls, John's calls and Susan for everything. A special thank you to Jessica for all the doctor appointments and extra care, to Brianna who made it possible for Mom to come home because she was her daytime caregiver for years and Melissa for helping Brianna and your extra care. Thank you Andrea for being the back up all those years. And, Michael, who without a second thought agreed to share his home with his grandmother knowing things would be different. Thank you to Aunt Elly and Uncle Gene for all your support and goodies to Mom. Thank you to Brandy Wilcox for your care to Mom. Thank you Dr. Islam for your wonderful care. With Mom's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Family was everything to Mom and she wanted a private funeral with immediate family. Her funeral is in the care of Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford. Please take a few minutes and say a prayer for Mom and remember that beautiful face and wonderful laugh.

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