Theresa Castellari

CENTRALIA — Theresa Castellari, 83, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Theresa was born March 30, 1935, in Maryland Heights, Missouri, daughter of Frank B. Sullivan and Louise (Gierten) Sullivan. She married Joseph B. “Peno” Castellari on August 6, 1956, in Belleville and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2013, after 56 years of marriage.

She is survived by three daughters: Patrice Henry of Centralia, Diane Fritch and husband Doug of Centralia and Regina Castellari of Centralia; 6 grandchildren: Michael Lee Castellari and wife Cheryl of Tampa, Florida, Misty Alli and husband Jim of Centralia, Joe Moore and fiancée Amber Deadmond of Marion, Jessie Walker of Centralia, Elizabeth Fritch of Chicago, and Alex Fritch and girlfriend Sierra Meyer of Steeleville; 9 great-grandchildren: Sterling, Peyton, Reagan, Nia, Logan, Katelyn, Crue, Triston, and Parker; daughter-in-law: Diana Castellari of Centralia; several nieces, nephews and her Cedarhurst of Centralia family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Eddie Lee Castellari, a granddaughter: Amanda Moore, and a sister: Pat Christian and husband Jerald.

Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Centralia. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. Her family was her everything.

Mass of Christian Burial for Theresa Castellari will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia with Father Dale Maxfield officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Centralia.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.. Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia and from 9  to 9:50 a.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Castellari family.

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