Theresa Groppenbacher
Theresa Groppenbacher
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 26, 1927
  • Date of passing: Feb 4, 2016
Love and memories last forever...

Theresa Groppenbacher, (nee Creedon), 88, of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away on Feb. 4, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Paulsboro, Theresa had been a resident of Mullica Hill for 61 years. She was a graduate of Paulsboro High School, class of 1945 and was named to the Paulsboro High School Sports Hall of Fame. She served as President and Vice-President to many organizations over the years.

She loved playing cards and going to Cape May with her family. She also enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports.

Beloved wife of the late John M. Groppenbacher. Devoted mother of Kathleen Dipper (Raymond) of Clarksboro, Janet Groppenbacher (Patricia Marvil) of Mullica Hill and George Groppenbacher (the late Sandra) of Franklinville. Loving grandmother of Merayah (Matt) Menold, Brittany Dipper, Shane (Kelli) Marvil, Steve (Billie Jean) Dipper and their 2 children Ryan and Brandon, Kimberly (Tom) Gerrity and their 4 children Daniel, Christopher, Shawn and Dillon, and Kathy Dean and her 4 children Kassidy, Alyson, Tyler and Emma. Great grandmother of Aubrey and George Menold and Gwenneth Marvil.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, she was predeceased by her parents James and Elizabeth (Burke) Creedon, and her brother James A. Creedon (Elsie).

Viewing Mon. Feb. 8 from 6:30-9 pm and Tues. Feb. 9 from 9-10am at Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit (Holy Name of Jesus) Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tues. at 10:30 am. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery, Swedesboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to McGee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, 1513 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 would be appreciated.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gail Pierpont on 10th February 2016

"George, Janet, and Kathleen
I was saddened to hear that you lost your mother. You have a beautiful family because who she was...a strong yet caring person.  Celebrate her life as she looks down on you.  God Bless
Gail Pierpont"

This tribute was added by Pat Pike on 8th February 2016

"It was an honor knowing ( Mrs. G ). We have many great memories, the best of which was playing cards with her on vacation, hard woman to beat! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family!!"

This tribute was added by Josie Rios Demola on 7th February 2016

"Sending prayers of comfort to the family."

This tribute was added by Robin Raws on 7th February 2016

"Growing up on Earlington Avenue was so special.  We were all so blessed to grow up in that place, at that time.  I have so many fond memories of your mother... I can't even begin to name them all.  Her devotion to her family was a testimony of her love you all... From Mom-mom, Jack, her children and grandchildren and I'm sure her greatgrands... May that love and your wonderful memories of your mother bring you all much comfort and peace."

This tribute was added by Laura Dunn on 7th February 2016

"Dear Merayah and Theresa's entire family,
YOU my friend were the best Granddaughter that any Grandmother could wish for.  Know that all the memories that you shared together will give you comfort in the many years to come. You took wonderful care of her and believe me she was so grateful for it.  You were her shining light, she adored you!  She was an adorable lady and I will miss seeing her smiling face.  God bless you Mommom."

This tribute was added by Rosemarie Santise on 6th February 2016

"I am so sad my good friend for many many years I 'll never forget her;

love to all her family from all the Santise.

in sadness rose."

This tribute was added by Rosemarie Santise on 6th February 2016

"I am so sad my good friend for many many years I 'll never forget her;

love to all her family from all the Santise.

in sadness rose."

This tribute was added by Cindy Caton on 6th February 2016

"Dear Groppenbacher/Creedon Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.  I was blessed to have known Aunt Terry and to have a chance to hang out with the family at Lake Hurff and Wenonah Lake.  My,  she sure did like the beach and swimming!  Memories of Terry always bring a smile to my face. I will truly miss her!"

This tribute was added by Paula Crispin on 6th February 2016

"Dear Groppenbachers,
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a pillar of the neighborhood! Take care and share her lifetime of memories!"


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