Teresa Hayes (8 Dec 1951 - 17 Mar 2018)

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Location
St John Vianney Roman Catholic Church 21 Heathfield Road Bexleyheath Kent DA6 8NP
Date
27th Mar 2018
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
P L Mulligan Funeral Directors, Bexleyheath

Burial Details

Location
Hillview CemeteryWickham StreetWelling KentDA16
Date
27th Mar 2018
Time
1.30pm

In loving memory of Teresa Hayes who sadly passed away on 17th March 2018

Mum to All - Forever In My Heart

Although I'm not their mother
I care for them each day
I cuddle, sing and read to them
And watch them as they play
I see each new accomplishment
I help them grow and learn
I understand their language
I listen with concern
They come to me for comfort
And I kiss away their tears
They proudly show their work to me
I give the loudest cheers
No, I 'm not their mother
But my role is just as strong
I nurture them and keep them safe
Though maybe not for long
I know someday the time will come
When we will have to part
But I know each child I cared for
Is forever in my heart

Rebecca Cargill donated £20 in memory of Teresa

My boys loved going to Teresa’s and I enjoyed our chats on Cawdor crescent where we both lived at the time. I am saddened to hear the news of her passing and my thoughts are with her family . Rebecca , Stan and Ted.

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Stephen Connell donated £20 in memory of Teresa
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Liliane and Kean Hughes donated £50 in memory of Teresa

Dear Teresa's memory will live in us forever through her love. With deep sympathy to Jim and James and family in this difficult time.
Kean and Liliane Hughes

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Jim Hayes wrote

Thank you all Dear Family and Friends for your kind donations and messages of comfort.
We are so fortunate to have so many Wonderful people in our lives. Teresa would be proud.
Love, Jim, James and Charlene x

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Cancer Research Donation Box From the day of the Funeral donated £50 in memory of Teresa
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Gemma Taylor donated £40 in memory of Teresa

With lots of love at this sad time from Jo, Linzi, Lynn and Gemma x

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Mark Pendergast donated £20 in memory of Teresa
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Eva Coles donated £50 in memory of Teresa

Teresa, we love you, always in our hearts. Eva, Sam and Nina xxx

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Daniela Corrado donated in memory of Teresa

Goodnight sweet, kind, loving Teresa - our friend, our Mother, our Grandma....

Words can't express how devastating it was to learn last Monday of Theresa's passing. We are heart broken. I am devastated. I loved Teresa with all my heart.

We were so blessed to have Teresa in our lives and will be forever grateful for the care and love that Teresa gave our children.

We send all our loving thoughts and deepest condolenses to Teresa's beloved husband Jim, her son James, daughter-in-law Charlene, her sister Isobel, husband Raul and their son Lucky (Theresa's nephew) her brother Luciano and sister and niece in New York. May God give them strength during this most difficult time.

Teresa was such a kind, thoughtful, loving person and so selfless...always putting the needs of others before herself. How cruel that she be taken from us so soon, so young.
I know that Theresa loved, cared and worried about her family so much; as most Mothers do I know....and dare I say it...Teresa really was a 'Mother Teresa' to all who knew her.

Although Teresa came into our lives only eight years ago when our son was just 14 months old I feel that I've known Teresa all my life, and when we lost my Dad exactly two years ago Teresa was great comfort and support to me personally. I loved Teresa like another Mum. We could really talk to one another about everything and anything. Teresa was a fantastic listener and a great friend and like a Grandma to our children Valentino and Pia Francesca.

I've always told Valentino that Theresa has contributed massively to the boy he is now, and to the young man he will become and only yesterday I told my daughter to hold onto the buggy as she walked beside me - just as Theresa taught my son to do; to keep him safe. Please God, keep our Angel Teresa safe in your keeping - she really was one of life's beautiful souls.

It saddens me deeply that I won't have my dear friend Teresa in my life to chat with anymore; to talk things through and that Valentino especially will have Teresa gone from his little life too; but rest assured we will keep her memory alive.

When Teresa and Jim moved from Ealing to Kent it was a wrench to know that Teresa wasn't just 'around the corner' anymore, but we didn't allow distance to be a barrier to our friendship continuing; we visited whenever we could and mutually we knew that our relationship would endure. I was so pleased that Theresa and Jim were able to be there for Valentino's Holy Communion in May last year. It meant so much to us to have them there and we were so grateful that they had made the long journey to be there. We will hold the memories dear of that day in particular.

Teresa had a strong faith in God; even in times of adversity. It therefore feels doubly cruel that such a good loving soul such as she be taken from us before time but may Teresa rest in peace, free from the pains and troubles of this world. Our lives are richer for having had Teresa be such an important part of them, for which we are eternally grateful but now we are immensely poorer for her absence from them.

A couple of days ago when I imparted the sad news to a member of our parish church (Sts Peter and Paul, Northfields where Teresa used to worship) and this lady, who perhaps only knew Teresa by sight exclaimed 'I can't believe it, so young, so healthy' and said 'Teresa, Portuguese lady 'lovely lady'.

You see Teresa, you were part of all of our lives; you literally walked amongst the Northfields community, loving and caring not only for the children you looked after, ferrying them to and from PreSchool, School and their various classes but also for older members of the community too; whom I know you used to visit after church on a Sunday. I always used to say you were the 'Pied Piper of Northfields', always to be seen with a trail of children by your side. Now dearest Teresa you're forever walk by our side; in our lives, as we remember you always.

Maybe in time I will be able to concede 'Say not in grief 'she is no more' but live in thankfulness that she was', but for me, not right now....and not today....I love and miss her dearly, but our loss is Heaven's gain...God has one more Angel now and her name is Teresa....

'A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says 'she is gone'. Gone where?
Gone from my sight, that is all; she is just as large as when I saw her. The diminished size, and total loss of sight is in me, not in her, and just at the moment when someone at my side says 'She is gone', There are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout, 'There she comes!'

Love you forever Teresa. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.

Daniela and Mark Corrado-Mulrooney, Luca, Valentino and little Pia Francesca
xxxxx

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Kim Carlin donated in memory of Teresa

What a lovely poem that perfectly sums up who Teresa was to so many children and their parents. She will be greatly missed. Sending our love to Jim and her family. Kim, David & Jack xx

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Katy Carlin wrote

Teresa brought so much happiness to everyone around her especially the children she loved and cared for. She had the biggest capacity for love that I had ever known, and she added to my childhood in so many ways. She was truly the grandma I never had and no one could fill the place in my heart that she made. With love K xx

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Luciano Santos Silva wrote

We will always be together! With Love! Lucky

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Lucia Carreira wrote

We have a lost a beautiful soul way too soon! I will forever miss my dear aunt Teresa; she had the kindest heart one could ever wish for. I will always continue to softly whisper in her dear
sister's (my mommy) ear, "lots of kisses and the biggest hug from your sister Teresa" these were the words that we always ended our phone chats with.
My love to Jim, James and family, thinking of you and wishing you comfort! Nana

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EMMA Daniels donated £50 in memory of Teresa
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Val & Paul West donated in memory of Teresa

We are so sorry for your loss. Teresa showed so much love and care to our children, for which we are very grateful. She was always kind and they especially loved her cooking. They have many happy memories of Teresa. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time, Jim, James and family. With love from Val, Paul, Isabel and Marcus.

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Jyoti Mistry wrote

We are so very sad to hear about Teresa’s passing. Her love of children was always evident and we are grateful that she played such an important role in the lives of our children. She worked tirelessly and deserved a much longer, restful retirement. Thinking of Jim and family at this sad time, Jyoti, Minesh, Rohan & Shayna x.

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Jane Winchester donated in memory of Teresa

We are so grateful for everything Teresa did for our children, With our love from Jane Winchester and family

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Loraine and John Deehan wrote

Never was there a more apt poem. It was written for you, dear Teresa. You touched so many people's lives and you were one of life's givers. Always so elegant and well turned out, always with a smile. The world has lost a very special person xxxxx

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Loraine and John Deehan donated in memory of Teresa

With love to you all. We will always have a place for Teresa in our hearts. She always brightened our day when we saw her xxx

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Mary and Juan Lopez donated £50 in memory of Teresa

I was introdused to Teresa rather late in life. I took her out for walks until shecould no longer walk and then visited her at home. I loved listening to her stories of growing up in Portugal. I shall miss her terribly, she was such a lovely lady.

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Manuel Lema donated £20 in memory of Teresa
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Richard Perera donated £50 in memory of Teresa

It was pleasure knowing Teresa from my childhood onwards. She always made me feel welcome in her home and nothing was ever too much trouble. I am grateful for having her in my life for such a long time even if her parting was much too soon. Rest in peace. Love to all the family x Richard, Ria, Sonny and Sebastian

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