Teresa C. Cullinan, a Darien resident, died peacefully on Thursday, January 14th at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Stamford on October 21, 1932, she was the daughter of Sabino and Teresa Conforti. A gracious and elegant woman, Teresa will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Her protective presence, wise insight, and keen emotional intelligence were a gift to all those who loved her.

Teresa is survived by her children, Anne Tomaselli (Larry) and Meg Doyle, both of Norwalk; her stepchildren, Michael Cullinan (Cathy) of Plainsboro, NJ, Joseph Cullinan of Vershire, VT, Margaret Cullinan-Hill of New Canaan, Nicola Cullinan (Katie) of Bethel, and Maria Naughton (Bob) of New Canaan; her grandchildren, Susan, Laura, Michelle, Shane, Michael, Austin, Micayla, Katie, Elizabeth, Aidan, Alexandra, Siobhan, Bobby, Kathleen, and great-granddaughter, Marlina; and cherished nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph F. Cullinan, and her sister, Grace Budrawich.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien on Monday, January 25 at 10:30 AM.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Teresa, we ask that you take the time to reach out to all your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you.  "Family is everything," was her fondest refrain.

— by The Family