Teresa Marie Dames (nee Sullivan) passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years Robert P. Dames, She is survived by her five children and their spouses Peter (Barb) Dames, Elizabeth (Ed) Braemer, Robert (Kelly) Dames, Michael (Randi) Dames, and Eileen (Kevin) Sullivan, 14 grandchildren, their spouses and 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Teresa was predeceased by her brothers Richard and Daniel Sullivan and sisters Marguerite McMahon, Ann O'Brien, and Elizabeth Fastow.
Teresa was born on January 29, 1930 in Bayonne, New Jersey, the daughter of Irish immigrants. She attended Holy Family Academy where she was a defensive specialist on the State Championship basketball team. She went on to graduate from Bayonne Junior College. Teresa and Bob were married in 1955 and lived in New Jersey until Bob's career took them to Cincinnati in 1972. After Bob's retirement they enjoyed many years of travel with friends and family, visiting Ireland, Italy and many destinations throughout the United States. She was an accomplished tennis player and tremendous cook who loved nothing more than being surrounded by her extended family on any special occasion. Teresa was fiercely proud of her Irish heritage and passed that pride on to her children and grandchildren, every St. Patrick's Day was a national holiday in her house.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Fisher Church in Newtown on Tuesday, July 9th at 11 am. Friends may visit at the church on Tuesday from 10 to 11 am, A private family interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, please consider a donation in Teresa's memory to the UC Gardner Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 234 Goodman St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.