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Teresa Gorham - Earl

Born: Thu., Jan. 16, 1969
Died: Sun., May 18, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., May 27, 2014
Location: mfcs South Coast Chapel

Memorial Gathering

4:00 PM Tue., May 27, 2014
Location: mfcs llc South Coast Chapel

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Wed., May 28, 2014
Location: St. Bernard's Church

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Teresa Gorham - Earl (45) of Assonet MA (formerly of Quincy, MA) May 18, 2014


Beloved wife of Brian Kieth Earl and devoted mother of Brooke Katlyn Earl and Jonathan Michael Earl. Cherished daughter of Ruth A. (Hawkins) Gorham and the late John C. Gorham of Abington (formally of Quincy). Loving sister of Eileen  C. Kurowski and her husband Michael Kurowski and Maureen G. Jansen, all of Abington.

Teresa leaves behind her niece Olivia Kurowski and nephews Timothy and Brian Kurowski and Scott and Cole Jansen all of Abington, who were all lucky recipients of her unending love, compassion and kindness. Her large extended family and many friends will miss her love of life and energy, as will all those whose lives she touched with her gentle nature and kind soul.

A 1987 graduate of Quincy High School and graduate of Newbury College, Terri was employed in Client Services at Fidelity Investments in North Smithfield, RI and had previously worked for Putnam Investments. Her love and devotion to her family and friends is what we will most remember, as well as her decades-long appreciation for her favorite Boston band Aerosmith.

In her short 45 years she lived passionately, enjoyed her life and her family and gave of herself to others who were blessed to have known her.We will miss her everyday but trust that she is in the loving arms of the Father and all those family and friends who have gone before her. No words can describe the tragic loss of someone so young, beautiful and special as Terri. Our hearts and prayers are for her husband and her children as we will support and comfort them during this most tragic time.

Theresa's memorial service calling hours to which friends and relatives are invited to attend will be at the mfcs South Coast Chapel on 158 Middleboro Road in East Freetown, MA on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 4 pmto 7 pm. Her Memorial Mass will be onWednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Bernard's Church, South Main Street, Assonet, MA

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In lieu of flowers, Teresa's family has set up a memorial fund for her 2 children. Donations can be made to the Teresa Gorham-Earl Memorial Fund at Rockland Trust, Raynham Branch Office, 275 Route 44, Raynham, MA 02767

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Lori Simoes
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014
Dear Brian, Brookie and Jonathan,
We ( Kathleen's Family) are So Very Sorry for your recent Loss, words cannot express how sorry we are. We would like to extend an open invitation for Brookie to come here any day after school and play with Kathleen. I know this is a very busy time, and will be in touch again. With Deepest Sympathies, The Simoes Family (Lori)

cell 774-451-3044

Brad, Sherri, Josh, Pammi and Sammi Noble
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014

We can't even start to understand what you are going through. We will miss Terri so very much. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and always. The memories of all the years with Terri will stay in our hearts forever.
Love, The Noble's

Giovanni, Maria Gabriella, Germano, Ivan and Maria Grazia Alaimo
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
Dear Brian we(Barbara Gitto’s relatives from Italy) are very sorry for your recent grief.Our prayers and thoughts in this difficult moment are with you and your family!we hope that God’s love could help you and yours kids to bear and pass this sad time.
Love the Alaimo’s.

Erin Garvey Smith & Scott Smith
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
Scott and I are so saddened by this news. Terri's family is constantly in my thoughts. We are so sorry for your great loss. Terri was a wonderful person. She will be so missed by those in her life now and even those from her past.

Marianna Alaimo, Corrado Gitto, Roberta Gitto, Alessandro Fabozzi
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
Dear Brian,
We are very saddened to hear of your loss.
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your kids during this difficult time.
Please accept our condolences.
Marianna and Corrado Gitto - Roberta and Alessandro Fabozzi (Barbara Gitto’s relatives from Italy)

Kara Blais
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
Dear Brian, Brooke and Jonathan

I am extremely sorry for the loss of your dear wife and mother. We were walking partners at work, and shared many conversations and laughs. One thing for sure, she loved each of you SO VERY VERY MUCH! Words cannot express how sad I feel for your loss. May the Lord be with you and carry you through this time of sorrow. God Bless.

Fidelity- new england green
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
Dear Brian, Brooke and Jonathan –

We at Fidelity (Teresa’s extended family) would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and your entire family on your loss. Teresa was not only a valued employee here at Fidelity, but was a loyal and treasured friend, a mentor and a leader. She was the go to person for just about everything relating to our operations and never ever said no when she was approached for help. Her willingness to give and to help others was unparalleled as she exhibited in her day to day whether it was working with her team, supporting other associates on the floor, working on projects or donating her time to charity. She was extremely kind, nurturing and patient with everyone that she interacted with. She always spoke highly of her family and absolutely cherished her time with all of you. We always kidded with Teresa and nicknamed her ‘Mother Teresa’ because she was always watching over all of us, her Fidelity family. We love her and will miss her, but know that she is still watching over us.

New England Green – Fidelity Investments

   Posted Wed May 21, 2014



Mike Halloran
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
Dear Brian & Family,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of Teresa. She was such an incredibly warm, positive, and friendly person. It's hard to imagine she is no longer with us. I still clearly remember her interview at Fidelity - we knew immediately she would be such a great addition. May God bless her soul and family.

Mike Halloran

Tara Jordan
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
My heart is broken. Terri was one of the most kind, caring and loving person I ever met. I can't even imagine the loss you are feeling. She will be missed more than words can say.

   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Brian, Brooke and Jonathan..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Teresa was such a kind, gentle and loving person. Her devotion and love to your family was amazing. Teresa will be greatly missed but will be in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Brooke and Jonathan. It was such a privledge to know her and her undying love for everyone.

Stephanie, Kristina and Sammi Caragianis

Denise Jandreski
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Dear Brian, Brooke, Jonathan and family,

I had the pleasure to work with Teresa in at Putnam Investments and enjoyed hearing about her growing family over the years. We chatted recently via email and planned to get together soon. She was a bright and loving woman and we are shocked and saddened by her unexpected passing.

My husband, Mark and I had the pleasure a few (maybe more than a few) years ago to visit your home for dinner and great company. I remember attending her baby shower for Brooke and met Eileen. I also worked with Maureen at Putnam (Investments Only group).

Our sincerest sympathies to you and your family.

Denise & Mark Jandreski

Aida Shallcross
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Dear Brian, Brooke, & Jonathan:

I knew Teresa through working at Fidelity, & I can’t express how lucky I feel to have known her, even for too short a time. She was an amazing lady, a class act, with a very gentle heart & soul. I really got to know her when I started with her here in 2009. My oldest daughter was about to go through surgery to get tubes in her ears, & I’ll never forget that it was Teresa who kept me calm & was my biggest support when I was so nervous about it. And that was the first of many times when she & I conversed about our kids together, & she always was so supportive, no matter how silly my worries.

She was well known in these halls as a truly kind person with a big heart. I could tell in our passing conversations that she truly, TRULY loved being a wife & mother & was very proud of her family. I am so very sorry for your loss; I cannot even fathom what you are going through. I will continue to pray for you every day to find some comfort, & I hope that the good memories of her carry you through each day. God bless you all.

Cathleen Geroux
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Mo and family

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Teresa. It was an honor to have known such a great person and I will truly miss her. She was a soft spoken, kind person to all and was truly a pleasure to have worked with her.

Even though she may not be with us in the physical world she is with us in spirit. RIP Teresa... God must of needed another angel.


Amanda & Kevin Sullivan
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Brian, Brookie and Jonathan;

Please accept the Sullivan family's deepest condolences for your loss. We both had the privilege of working with Teresa at the Putnam Franklin facility for several years. She was a great person and certainly will be missed.

Priscilla Clemens
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
So sorry for your loss - she was just to young to go so soon. I indirectly worked with her at Putnam. My heart hurts for you all

IWS Client Experience - Smithfield
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Sending our deepeset sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Teresa's husband, children and extended family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss. Teresa was an incredibly sweet and lovely woman who will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this incredibly difficult time. Love and Prayers, IWS Client Experience, Smithfield, RI (Fidelity Investments)

The Horne Family
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
To the Earl Family,

I met Teresa at Fidelity and was blessed enough to have her as a trainer, a mentor, a colleague and as a friend. Having 2 children of my own Teresa would often share stories her family’s experiences all of which were told with love and a winning smile no matter the subject. She was truly a very special person whose unmatched kindness and warmth will look out for everyone from above. You have my family’s deepest sympathies and prayers.

The Horne Family – Jeff, Karen, Jacob and Samantha

Maureen Goldman
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014

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Linda Ahrens
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
To Theresa's Family - My sincere sympathies for your loss. Her family was everything to her and I know how much each and everyone of you meant to her. I worked with her at Putnam and learned from her; her calm demeanor and empathy stood out always.

Linda Hawkins
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Brian, Brooke and Jonathan:

I am so saddened and shocked to hear of Teresa's passing. She was such a beautiful person I and could see right away she absolutely adored and cherished her children and cared for them with incredible patience and compassion. I always felt she was the most amazing mother and how lucky her children were to have her! The love for her family was so apparent in just the little time I was with you all.

Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Linda Hawkins

Marietta Weiner
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Dear Brian and Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, Teresa. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.


Jeffrey Lynch
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Dear Brian, Brooke and Jonathan,

Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you as well as your family and friends. I have known Teresa for several years at Fidelity as well as in the past few yrs we discovered we are close neighbors ( my wife and I live on 3 Rebecca Rd just up the street). Teresa was truly the salt of the earth and will be missed by all. While I truly cannot even
imagine what you and your family must be going through at this difficult time, if you ever need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call or stop by.

Jeff and Cheri Lynch

Miriam Harkey
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Dear Brian, Brooke, and Jonathan,
I knew Teresa because I worked in Jonathan's classroom. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of her passing. I didn't know her well, but what I knew was a friend. She had a calm and loving spirit and anyone could feel as soon as you met her. She was greatly needed on this side and will be greatly blessed. I know she will be watching over her dearly loved family. May you all find peace in this tragic and sad time.may god's love fill your each and every need.
Miriam Harkey

Nancy Doherty
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Maureen and family My sincerest sympathy to all of you for your tremendous loss. Prayers to all of you at this very difficult time

   Posted Sun May 25, 2014
I am so sorry to hear that Terri has passed on. I send my condolences. I graduated from high school with her and we were in a Business Management class together. We went out for breakfast a few times together when we were in high school as well and I enjoyed spending time with her. Although it's been many years I still remember her very well and I am deeply saddened to have heard that she passed away, especially at such a young age. I send my prayers to her family and friends. Blessed Be.

Karen TaylorHowell
   Posted Sun May 25, 2014
Dear Brian - Your aunt Debbie told me about your wife's sudden passing. I'm so very sorry to hear this and wish you and your children much strength and comfort.


Susanne and Allan Turner
   Posted Mon May 26, 2014
Dearest Brian, Brookie and Jonathan,

We are all so very saddened by the news of Terri's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you at this difficult time.

May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.

With much Love,

Susanne (Yvonne Mouradian's sister), Allan and Grace Turner
Kilworth, ON, Canada

Cheryl Medeiros
   Posted Tue May 27, 2014
Dear Brian;

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife, Terri. May you take some comfort in the short time you had together. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Cheryl Medeiros

Trang LE
   Posted Tue May 27, 2014
Ric and I at Polaris Advisors wanted to send our condolences to the Teresa and her family as well as the Fidelity NE Green team. She was a wonderful, delightful, and joyful person to work with. Her presence and dedication to us and the team will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Rodney Che; United Asset Strategies
   Posted Tue May 27, 2014
Our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to your entire family. We had the privilege of working with Teresa through Fidelity Investments. Her sensitivity and kindness was greatly appreciated and will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts to your entire family.

Lesley Jarvis (Lisa Jansen friend)
   Posted Tue May 27, 2014
I know we have never met but I wanted you to know how far away your sadness is felt ,I live in the UK and when my best friend Lisa Jansen/Vides emailed me about the tragic news I stopped driving and cried , I am a mother of a wonderful son and aged 46 so it was relevant and when I drove home that night I hugged my 18 year old son and cried for Terri, we all go through live without realising that one day you can be gone and leave such a void behind , My deepest sympathies are extended across the sea and I wanted you to know that your sad news is felt and noted by even strangers who send much love and support during this tragic time.

Marie (Madden) Kutlowski
   Posted Tue May 27, 2014
My heart felt condolences to your family. There are no words to express the loss of someone so young so please accept the prayers that come your way.
Marie (Madden) Kutlowski and family.

Michael Guertin
   Posted Tue May 27, 2014
Dear Brian, Brooke, Jonathan, and Maureen,

I do not have the words to express the sadness I feel for your loss. Teresa was an amazing person and I was lucky enough to call Teresa my friend. I had the priviledge of getting to know her while we worked at Putnam Investments. We may have lost touch through the years but she will never be forgotten. My prayers will be to ease the pain of the loved ones she left behind. May you rest in peace my friend.


Susan Sullivan
   Posted Wed May 28, 2014
I had the pleasure to work with Teresa on many occassions through our work relationship with Fidelity. She was always going the extra mile to help us. All of us at Pinnacle will miss her greatly. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Monique Pedriali-Revellese
   Posted Thu May 29, 2014
Dear Ruth, Eileen and Family,
I just heard of Terri's passing about 15 minutes ago. I would have surely paid my respects had I known. Although I hadn't seen her in years, she was my first REAL childhood friend. I remember swimming in your pool and then going to my house for ice cream sandwiches. I remember spending hours playin in your basement with all of Terri's recital costumes. I remember that she tried so hard to teach me how to do a cartwheel, while she did them with ease of your picnic table. I am so sad and shocked to hear of her passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you (as well as Holly's and my Mom's) during this painful time.
Monique, Cynthia & Holly Pedriali

Denise weaver
   Posted Sun June 29, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss and that this is so late in being sent. I did not know terri but Brooke is in my youth choir. I can imagine what a wonderful lady she was by the wonderful daughter she has. I was away when terri's funeral was held and unable to give my condolences. Please give Brooke a hug for me, and be assured that your family is in my prayers

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