Therese (Martin) Egan

January 2, 1933 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Therese Egan Obituary

Therese Martin Egan, who lived her life following the Irish Proverb “When One Helps Another Both Are Stronger” passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 26, 2024. Therese was born on January 2, 1933, in Springfield, MA to parents Mary and Daniel Martin who immigrated from Dingle, Ireland. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 57 years William M. (Bill) Egan and her siblings John and Daniel Martin and Maureen Finn.

Therese attended schools in Springfield MA and graduated from Cathedral High School. After receiving her nursing degree from Mercy School of Nursing in Springfield, Therese worked as a nurse in Massachusetts, Maine, and New York City. In 1964 Therese and Bill, with their four children, moved from New York City to Norwalk CT.  Therese had a varied and long volunteer career including with the Mid-Fairfield County Chapter of the American Red Cross as a board member and the Blood Services Chairman.  Therese enjoyed taking her grandchildren with her to volunteer at blood drives. In addition, she was on the board of the United Way, volunteered with the Norwalk Hospital Foundation Treasure House and as a volunteer nurse with the Norwalk Public Schools. She received the Clara Barton Award, which honors individuals who have displayed a long-term commitment to the lifesaving activities and services of the American Red Cross, as well as numerous other awards for her volunteer service.

Therese was a member of PEO, the Sisterhood of women who are passionate about celebrating, supporting, motivating, and helping women advance thru education.

Therese was an avid sports fan and attended a Stanley Cup Final, a World Series, numerous Knicks games and Orange Bowls including a national championship game. She never missed a chance to attend a sporting event or concert in which her grandchildren participated or cheer for their favorite teams. She shared her love of sports, ice cream sundaes with extra hot fudge and chocolate cake with her grandchildren. 

Therese is survived by her sons Bill, Dan (Sherry), Mike (Elyse) and daughter Terri Bell (Chris), and by her 8 grandchildren of whom she was so very proud:  Chris (Amber Tobler), Danny, and Will (Hannah Trefry) Egan, Erin, Lauren and Morgan Egan, James and John Bell, and a large extended family of nephews and nieces.  Therese considered herself blessed to live long enough to see her great granddaughter Sage Egan celebrate her first birthday.

The family would like to thank; Drs. Evelyn Cusack, Deena Ebright, Severine Chavel, Daniel Boxer, Bibek Koirala, Arzhang Fallahi, Anahita Fallahi, Rolando Santos, and all the nurses and staff at The Stamford Hospital and aides Julie Tyrhus and Natalia Kopchuk Gavida for their excellent and compassionate care. 

A memorial mass will be held on April 13th at 11:30 at St Thomas Church in Norwalk followed by a reception.  

In lieu of flowers please take a moment to volunteer or donate to your favorite charity or donate blood in Therese’s memory. 

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Memorial Mass
April 13, 2024

11:30 AM
St Thomas the Apostle Church
203 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06855


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