Theresa R. Nonnemaker, 81
Northborough – Mrs. Theresa R. (Sofka) Nonnemaker, of St. James City, Florida, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 in her daughter’s home after an illness. She was 81. In addition to her husband, Ed, she is predeceased by her daughter, Carol A. Auben.
Theresa, lovingly known to family and friends as “Tess,” was born October 2, 1930 in Hellertown, Penn., a daughter of the late Francis and Bertha (Chek) Sofka. Born and raised in Allentown, Penn., she and her late husband, Edward, moved to Florida in 1988.
Tess enjoyed a good conversation with friends and family, a round of golf, painting in watercolor, traveling extensively with her husband, and fishing in both fresh and salt water.
She leaves her daughters, Nancy J. Gillingham and her husband, Charles, of Northborough and Karen J. Stricklin of Los Alamitos, California; her grandchildren, Michael C. and Theresa R. Gillingham, Nicole, E. Padilla, Cristina E. Stricklin, Julianne E. Stricklin, Rachel E. Stricklin, Christine K. Mason, Matthew E. Way, and Lisa A. Parks; four great-grandchildren; her brothers, Frank Sofka and Thomas Sofka, both in Hallertown, Penn., and Joseph Sofka in New Jersey; and nieces and nephews.
Entombment in Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral, Fla. will be private. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Tess’ life at a memorial service being planned for November in Florida.
In lieu of flowers, honor Tess’ memory with a contribution to Susan G. Komen, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 65030, Dallas, TX 75265.
Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors is assisting the family.
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