Teresa A. Figlow, 74 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Saturday (May 15, 2021) at her residence under the care of her loving family and hospice.
She was born January 3, 1947 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Anthony and Jennie Tessitore LaFarnara.
Teresa spent her entire life in Batavia where she grew up, went to school, met and married her husband of 56 years and raised her 3 children and was instrumental in the rearing of her grandkids too. She took care of many other children who to this day think of her as a second mom. She was a constant, consistent source of support and care to her family and friends and although we all thought she worried a bit too much about us we never doubted her deep love and concern. She could be found at home, crocheting and many people have her beautiful afghans in their homes or she was cooking and caring for her family. She worked many jobs in the community and even for a time owned her own business. She loved collecting and has many curated collections of angels and things she loved but none as fiercely as she loved her family.
She overcame many losses in her life and it was a quiet testimony to her deep faith. She was very private about her illness and wanted to be remembered for how she was before she fell ill. Teresa displayed the same strength and courage to the end that she embodied in her life and was an example for all of us.
Survivors include her husband, Anthony Figlow of Batavia. Daughter, Jodi (Steven) Coburn of Batavia. Son, Adam (Teresa) Figlow of Batavia. Brother, Nick (Kathy) LaFarnara of Batavia. Grandchildren, Shaun, Joshua, Jocelyn, Seth and Joel Coburn, Anthony, Dallas and Heath Figlow, Ashanti, Joseph, Nickolas, Noah and Emma Figlow.
She was the mother of the late Michael Figlow.
Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (May 19th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 9:00am at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. Teresa will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials may be offered to the family for future distributions. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
The facilities for visitation and funeral service will be restricted to 50% occupancy and facial coverings will be required.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.