Theresa C. Hof, 91, Clayton

CLAYTON, NY —  Theresa C. Hof, 91, Clayton, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Samaritan Summit Village. The family would like to thank the staff at River Hospital and the 4th Floor staff at Samaritan Summit Village for their care and devotion to Theresa.

Theresa was born in Newton Falls Oct. 14, 1930, a daughter of Victor J. and Clara (Roy) Cheney. She was a graduate of Newton Falls High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Potsdam State Teacher’s College.

On July 11, 1953, she married Richard H. Hof at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church, Star Lake.

After her marriage, the couple moved to Goshen where she taught at Goshen Elementary School for 33 years. The couple wintered in Bradenton, FL and moved to Clayton in 1987. She was a substitute teacher in the Clayton and LaFargeville school districts as well for BOCES. She also was a hostess at the Admirals’ Inn, Alexandria Bay.

Theresa was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Traveler’s Club, Clayton.

She enjoyed playing Bridge and quilting.

She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Barbara H. and Michael B. Bresnahan, Alexandria Bay and FL; two grandchildren, Patricia and Michael Bresnahan; two great grandchildren, Amelia and Chauncey Bresnahan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Theresa was predeceased by her husband Richard, April 29, 2021; two brothers, Dennis and Paul Cheney; and three sisters, Lila Bigwarfe, Florence DeWitt, and Thelma Ottersland.

Theresa was proud to be a donation to science.

A memorial Mass will be held later in the year.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

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In lieu of flowers donations in Theresa’s name may be made to either St. Mary’s Church, Clayton, or St. Cyril’s Church, Alexandria Bay.