Thursday, November 25, 2010

Obituary: Theresa A. (Gambino) Pfeiffer - Class of 1944

MADISON - Theresa A. (Gambino) Pfeiffer, age 85, of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital, surrounded by loving family. She was born on Feb. 11, 1925, in Madison, to Peter and Madeline (Caruso) Gambino. Theresa graduated from Central High School in 1944. She worked as a bookkeeper at Madison Kipp and was proud to be a waitress at Josies for 50 years. Theresa married Ralph Pfeiffer on Sept. 28, 1946, and they were happily married for 64 years. Theresa always had a smile on her face, was always doing things for others, and was loved by many. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; son, Ralph Jr. (Renee); daughter, Annette (Ken); grandchildren, Max and Gina Pfeiffer; sisters, Mary Skaggs and Ann Cardin; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Sandy) Adams, Norma (John) Hanson, Esther Vergeront (Bill), Lauren (Jack) Pfeiffer and Marge Castillo; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. DENNIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. A visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The family would like to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital. "God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered, 'Come to Me.' With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best." Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Care 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 25, 2010 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968)

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