Therese M. Hunter – Peace at Last

Therese Marie Hunter, age 89, passed away on July 9, 2020 at Independence Court of Erie where she had been a resident for the past 21 years. Therese was born on April 3, 1931 in Oil City, PA, the daughter of John J. and Grace B. Wright Hunter. She was the last surviving member of the Hunter family, pre-deceased by her sister, Eileen Hunter Seymour, and brothers, John, William, Robert (Bob), and Gene.

Hunter, Therese001Although she didn’t have children of her own, she had many nieces and nephews of whom she thought highly. She also made many friends over the years at Independence Court (ICE), along with the many agencies that cared for her throughout her lifetime. She was a breast cancer survivor and was extremely proud of her Irish heritage. St. Patrick’s Day was a special day to celebrate.

Thanks to all who loved her and cared for her. She loved you, too. The staff at ICE and Asera Care are to be commended for the excellent care given to Therese. Most especially Peg and Valerie and staff at ICE– there are too many to mention. Her sister-in-law, Marjorie Shreffler of Townville, and close friends, Toni Derks and Lorena Derks are especially glad to have known Therese.

There will be no public services at this time. Therese will be laid to rest in Waterford Cemetery.

Irish Blessing: “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.”