Theresa Werick

Theresa Maureen Werick

1950 - 2018

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Obituary of Theresa Maureen Werick

On Friday, September 7th, 2018, Theresa Maureen Werick, proud and loving mother, passed away suddenly at the age of 68. She leaves behind three heartbroken children; K.C. Georgulas, George Georgulas and MaryMichael Werick. Theresa (Terry) was born on March 22nd, 1950 in Buffalo, NY to Ralph and Esther Werick (née Treanor) (deceased) and is survived by her five siblings Margaret (Peggy) Ackley,  Mary (Mickey) Werick, William (Bill) Werick, Katherine (K.C.) Werick, and Joanne (Jody) Werick. Terry attended high school at Holy Angels Academy, graduating in 1968. She graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1985 where she studied Psychology and Sociology and, in 1995, earned her PhD in Biobehavioral Genetics from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis on Schizophrenia research. Subsequently, Terry worked for several pharmaceutical companies conducting clinical research trials in order to further the research, understanding and treatment of various illnesses - a calling for which she had great passion. She accomplished all this and more while raising her three children, often as a single mother. Despite her many and varied accomplishments and contributions to the world, it is the little things we shall miss most dearly about our beloved Terry. She will be remembered for the twinkle in her eye, her sweet, pink-cheeked smile, and her genuine, enveloping hugs which could comfort even the most sorrowful of souls. She could always be heard whistling a melodic, cheerful tune with perfect pitch (in fact, her whistling was used as “mom radar,” as it was often how her children would find her when lost in large department stores)! If not whistling, she would be tapping out a happy little ditty on a piano, or singing Irish folk songs alongside her beloved Uncle Jim. In addition to her well-showcased musical talents, she was also quite the social butterfly - known for delivering witty, and oft pun-filled, one liners to get a crowd laughing, sparking up conversations with complete strangers with ease, beaming with pride while talking ad nauseam about her children, or simply listening and offering solace to any and all who needed a comforting ear or shoulder.   

She truly was a bright, warm light that shined on all who were lucky enough to have known her.  

In these moments of seemingly endless grief and despair at the loss of such a treasured light, it is important to remember - we saw her light, we felt her warmth; we are truly the lucky ones. 


Please join us in celebrating her life:



September 29th, 2018



756 Richmond Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States