Vernon Township; Teresa Rose Contento, 60, was received in heaven on November 24, 2019. Teresa was delivered into this world on January 27, 1959 in Passaic, New Jersey.
Teresa was a Licensed Practical Nurse, beginning her career with a private nursing agency taking care of predominantly elderly patients. Later, Teresa was a Senior PIP Claims Representative for New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, a position she held for the last 19 years. Teresa also moonlighted at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Lakes. Ever enterprising, Teresa and was also a sales representative for Arbonne International and My Pillow. Teresa was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church -, Highland Lakes NJ and an avid fan of Bon Jovi and Billy Joel.
Teresa was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Doris (Kovalcik) Marchese, her brother, John Alfred Marchese, and her niece, Shaina Danielle Cohen.
Teresa was the loving and devoted mother of Noelle Teresa Contento, loving sister of Mary Grace Petnel and her husband, Bruce, Eileen Noelle Cohen and her husband Steven, cherished aunt and Godmother to Christina Marie Behrins and her husband Jonathan, Kerri Lynn Herrick and her husband Aaron, and Michael Jacob Cohen. Teresa was also guardian to her beloved feline, Gizmo.
Relatives and friends will be received at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Court) on Tuesday December 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9PM. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday December 4th at 8AM for a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial service at the Church of the Annunciation in Wayne, NJ, committal and interment services at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to www.histio.org. for directions and condolences see www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com.