Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 10 a.m. by LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Theresa Margaret Fairfield, 86, of Roswell, who passed from this Earth on May 7, 2011, in Roswell. She was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Donato and Frances Giangiobbe.
Theresa married Oscar Fairfield on Dec. 9, 1944. After they wed and because Oscar was a teacher, they moved from New York to Arkansas, and from there they moved and lived in many states in the U.S. Finally, the family moved and settled in Roswell in the late 1950s. Theresa was an outgoing, fun-loving person who made people laugh all the time.
She loved music and many times you could find her humming a tune or dancing to one. She would tell anyone who would listen, â€œIâ€™m Italianâ€ and hold up her little fist. She was active in the Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She is survived by her husband Oscar Fairfield, of Roswell; sisters, Carmella Folan and Rose Marvin, of Long Island, N.Y.; brother John Giangiobbe of New Jersey; sons, Steven Fairfield and wife Darlene, and David Fairfield, of Roswell; daughters, Linda Cole and husband Ben, of Roswell, and Donna Wilson and husband Mike, of Texas; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful, caring nurses and aides from Vista Care and La Villa who helped make our motherâ€™s last days comfortable. Condolences can be offered online at lagronefuneralchapels. com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.