1937 - 2023
On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, our beloved sister, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother Theresa G. Polli entered into eternal rest.
Born on February 18, 1937 to Severino & Teresa Zanotti, Theresa was raised and educated in Manhattan, NY. On May 22, 1954, she married the love of her life Dario Polli, raising three children, Anna, Steve, and Louise. Theresa treasured her role as a mother, and later as a doting grandmother & great-grandmother.
Aside from finding great joy in her family, Theresa was a faithful servant of God, a devout Roman Catholic and a member of the Third Order of Franciscans. Most recently she was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Wappingers. Theresa could be found attending daily Mass, volunteering at church-sponsored functions, leading the rosary for fellow parishioners and the community, and praying for the lives of the unborn. Theresa was an avid singer and participated in multiple church choirs throughout her lifetime, including at Mt. Alvernia.
Theresa is survived by her brother, Henry Zanotti, as well as her son and daughters, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a multitude of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Dario Polli with whom she is now reunited.
“Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Although Theresa will be sorely missed, her earthly brothers and sisters can take solace in knowing that she has joined her rightful place in Heaven with the Lord.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Catholic Charities, Birthright of Poughkeepsie, or Carenet.
Wednesday, October 11
2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Delehanty Funeral Home
64 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Thursday, October 12
St. Mary R.C. Church
11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY
St. Peter's Cemetery
171 Salt Point Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY