Therese Giffin

August 18, 1926 - March 6, 2022

08/18/1926 - 03/06/2022

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Service
Tuesday March 08, 2022
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

Therese Bernadette Giffin, 95, died on March 6, 2022. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Mary and Louis Sergott.
Terry turned her love of reading into a career as a librarian and analyst for a variety of employers and shared her love for the written word with her children.
She was a devout Roman Catholic and attended Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church during her time in Virginia Beach. Formerly of New Bern, NC, and Great Falls, VA, Terry is survived by six children: Daniel A. Giffin, Jr. and wife Sharon; Patricia Ann Giffin; Richard B. Giffin and wife Patrizia Zorzoli; Kathleen Giffin Bartkus; Kevin G. Giffin; and Mary E. Thompson and husband Steve; and two grandchildren, Matthew Giffin Bartkus and Emily Meaghan Bartkus and their father, John M. Bartkus. She also leaves behind her loving brother Louis Sergott. She will be missed by her faithful poodle companion, Shadow, who has been adopted by a family member.
The family would also like to express their deepest appreciation to the hospice personnel of Westminster Canterbury at Home; their loving care of Terry and the family has been invaluable.  A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home. Burial will follow the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia: https://www.alz.org/seva.
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Jim Russo
8 months ago

Dear Giffin family,

I am so sorry for you loss. Your mother was a remarkable woman of faith and joy. Her smile would always light up a room and demeanor among the kindest I’ve ever met. I fondly remember my time living next to her and your father in New Bern, our conversations on their porch and around their garden.

Please know you remain in our thoughts and prayers.

-Jim