Teresa Margaret Butler, 86, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born in Gouverneur, on March 29, 1924, the daughter of Claude and Agnes Shortt Gates, and was the youngest of fourteen children. Teresa attended Gouverneur schools and loved music and dancing. She lived most of her life in Gouverneur, later moving to Pennsylvania, then Florida, and lived in Tennessee for the past five years. Teresa married twice, first to Rolland “Bud” Foy, and later to George Butler.
Teresa was a proud member of the ladies auxiliary of both the VFW and the American Legion in Gouverneur.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Foy of Pennsylvania and James Foy of New York; one daughter, Patricia (Robert) Carney of Tennessee; one sister and one brother, Jane Gates and Claude Gates, both of Gouverneur; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Burial and services will be in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to: Care Packages for Soldiers, c/o Grace Gates, 58 Averell St, Gouverneur, NY 13642.