Published in the July 12, 2018 edition

BEDFORD, N.H. — Catherine Rich Terravecchia (known to many as Tina), 79, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on July 10.

Born in Wakefield, Mass. on November 14, 1938, she was daughter of the late Frederick and Susie (Leone) Rich. She married John M. Terravecchia on October 18, 1958.

Raised in Wakefield, Tina went on to attend Chandler Secretarial School in Boston, where she was the top student in her graduating class. She worked part-time for many law firms in the Manchester, N.H. area. She enjoyed reading, cooking and traveling. A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, family was paramount in Tina’s life and she cherished time spent with her loved ones.

She leaves behind her husband of nearly 60 years, John Terravecchia; their children, Stephen Terravecchia; Joseph Terravecchia and wife Karin Bates; Patrice Pennington and husband Richard; and Susan Terravecchia and husband Leigh Ringrose; her siblings, Paul Rich and wife Dorothea; Henry Rich and wife Carol; Robert Rich; Frederick Rich; and Clare Buckley and husband David; her grandchildren, John and Michael Pennington; Oriana, Aidan and Emma Terravecchia; Luke and Owen Ringrose. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by siblings Dolores DeVellis; Joseph, John, Peter and James Rich and her grandson, Samuel Pennington.

Catherine’s visitation will take place on Sunday, July 15 from 4-8 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, N.H . She will be laid to rest at Great Hill Cemetery in Chester, N.H.

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