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Collingham, Teresa A. “Terry” December 14, 1953 - September 1, 2020

Teresa A. Collingham, (Nee Eckenberger), passed away on Sept. 1, 2020 after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.  Beloved wife of Jim Collingham.  Loving mother of Thomas (Jameson), William (Diane) and Andrew (Brenna).  Devoted grandmother of Campbell, Clara, Ella, Letti, Sophie and Reese.  Dear niece of Lucille Salerno.

Terry was born in New York City on December 14, 1953 to Tom and Raffaela Eckenberger.  She graduated Fordham University and married her college sweetheart, Jim, on June 18, 1977.  She served as President of the Colonial Needle Company from 1990-2020.  A loving wife of 43 years, proud hockey-mom of three boys, and doting Nonna to her six grandchildren, she will be remembered for her selflessness and devotion to her family, friends, and work.

Terry’s love and dedication to her family was unwavering all throughout her hard-fought yet private 7 year battle with breast cancer.  Not only did she continue to run the family business and look after her grandchildren whenever called upon, she also served as the primary caretaker for her mother, Raffaela, who passed away at 100 years old in October 2019.

Calling hours between the hours of 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Thursday.  Mass of Christian Burial, St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville, on Friday, Sept. 4 at 9:45 am. Mass at the St. Joseph’s Church will be Live streamed –  to View please go to https://saintjosephsbronxville.org and click on the F in upper right corner.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (https://give.bcrf.org/TerryCollingham)

Calling Hours:  2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, September 3, 2020

Mass:  9:45 am, Friday, September 4, 2020, St. Joseph's Church. Bronxville

Mass at the St. Joseph's Church will be Live streamed -  to View please go to https://saintjosephsbronxville.org and click on the F in upper right corner.

In Lieu of Flowers: Please consider making a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (https://give.bcrf.org/TerryCollingham)


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    Roseann Donnadio says

    My deepest condolences to the family. Terry was such a strong amazing woman and I’m glad I got the opportunity to know her.. May she Rest In Peace

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    Donna Saiia says

    Jim, my heart breaks for you and your family, one of the most loving families I have ever known. Tom, William, and Andrew, I can’t find the words to express my sorrow at the lost of your beloved mother. I loved and admired her so much and am so grateful that her strength and grace touched my life so profoundly.

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    Judy says

    When I wipe away my tears, how blessed I am to have known Terry. Such an extraordinary person, a trusted confidant, a beautiful friend, always there for everyone. And her family, you are the best! My love to you Jim, Tom, Will, Andrew, and Aunt Ceil.

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    Sherrie Villamil says

    Jim, Tom, Will, Andrew and all of the family, my heart is aching for you. Terry gave so much and touched so many lives. We were all blessed to have been close to such a beautiful soul for any length of time. I know there are really no words that can do what is felt for her justice. Terry’s loss will be felt by so many and I am thankful I was able to know her at all. I hope that the memories that you shared with her will bring a comfort that can carry you through your grief. I send my love and prayers for peace and strength to all of you

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    Beth Thomas says

    Jim, Brenna, Tom
    Shedding tears for you and your family as I wake to such sad news this morning. A wonderful, generous, loving and inspiring woman, Terry’s loss is devastating to all of us privileged to know her and work with her. Sending my love and prayers to you all, from the far end of the world.

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    Nicky & Agnes Lalli says

    Jimmy It tore me to pieces when I heard of Terry passing. She was Beautiful inside and out.
    Jimmy, Tom, William and Andrew & family, Nicky & I are sending the most Deepest Sympathy and prayers to the whole family. Terry RIP, you will be in my prayers & in my heart always.

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    Pierce Family says

    Our family is with you at this difficult time. Sending love and light to all of you. Holding Tommy and his family in our hearts.

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    elsa chofre says

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss. With deepest sympathy on the recent passing of Terry.

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    Andrew Stringer says

    Jim, Tom, Will, Andrew and your families I pass on my condolences at this sad time. Your family has always been full of love and I know you will have so many wonderful and inspiring memories to cherish of your times together. Terry was always so welcoming and caring to me both at work and as a friend and I will miss her. With deepest sympathy and love.

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    Simone Morgan says

    Jim, when I think of you and Terry, I smile. She was always warm and welcoming to me and my mom. My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to you and yours sons.

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    Denise DiPietro says

    More than a boss; she was one hell of a wonderful woman!
    From my 20 years. of working for her, this is a brief reflection of what I have witnessed.
    All stemming from her being a very special daughter, she became an incredible wife (to say in the least). An “energizer bunny” of a selfless devoted mother. In turn a natural loving Nona to her beautiful grandchildren. A classy lady empowering running a household and business.
    I’m proud to say, a true role model in every which way.
    I can not and will not say good-bye. We never have and never will. This is, see you later or until we meet again, my dear sweet Terry.
    May the little lamp on your desk, in the corner office, shine big and bright forever.

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    Joann Burrows says

    The world lost a true lady, dedicated wife, an awesome mom, grandmother, neighbor and friend. Terry always had a kind words. She will never be forgotten. Sending sympathy to the Collingham family at this time of sadness .

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    I am so sorry about Terry’s passing–I will miss her wit, sense of humor, and her demeanor. Terry was a class act–no BS and loved her family. Will miss her and I hope that the fond memories will help ease the pain during this period of sorrow.
    My condolences to you and the rest of the family. She is now resting peacefully.
    Love you all

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    Cliff and Jane says

    Our heartfelt sympathies to you and the family. We hope you can find some comfort in knowing the memories you and the family shared with Terry are for ever.
    Cliff and Jane

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    Jim, Tom/Jameson – Andrew/Brenna – William/Diane

    We knew Terry as a calm, kind, fun-loving special lady. She was the glue that held your family together and she touched so many lives with love, especially all of you. There are no soothing words that register at this difficult time of deep sadness. It was heartbreaking to hear of Terry’s passing, and your grief is ours as well. Hold tight to your memories for comfort ~ only time and each other will give you the strength to carry on. Memories are a keepsake from which you will never part, GOD will hold Terry in his arms and you will always have her in your hearts. With warmest thoughts and prayers, may she rest in peace.

    Love, Elaine, Henrik & Eric

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    Tamara A Burton says

    The loss of a peaceful woman and a friend that can’t be filled by others. I am extremely sorry to hear about your loss. Terry has definitely left an indelible impact in her family. Words seem so feeble in moments like these. Thanks to you and your family over the past years I’ve known you. May God keep each and everyone of you always.

    Love Diana and Tamara

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    Len & Ro Morgese says

    Jim and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Terry was a beautiful wonderful lady. On behalf of the Morgese’s family we will keep all of you in our prayers. Lenny & Ro

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    Jeff Smith says

    Jimmy, Frances and I are so sorry. We have so many happy memories of traveling with you and Terry on company trips, visiting your home in Yonkers, and hearing about the boys and then the grandchildren. Please know we are thinking about you and the family and wish you all peace.
    Love, Jeff and Frances

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    Monica and Rick Segal, Nick, Greg, Tom, and Caroline says

    Dearest Jim, Tom, Will and Andrew, we send love, resilience, patience, and friendship. We are heartbroken to hear of Terry’s passing. What a wondrous daughter, devoted wife, mama bear, glorious nonna, and fierce warrior. The world was lucky to have her for six decades, and we know you’ll keep all her stories and kindness alive for generations to come. We are with you.

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    Kelly Clark-Munger says

    My sincere condolences to Jim, Tom, Will, Andrew and the family at this time of great sorrow. Terry was the kindest, gentlest soul and will be greatly missed. I feel deeply privileged to have known and worked with her. May she Rest In Peace with the angels.

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    Roya & Panagiotis Koubourelos says

    Dear Jim, Tom, Will, Andrew and family- Terri was such a loving person and we were so saddened by your loss. We are thinking of you and sending you strength during this difficult time~

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