Marie Terlesky

Adrian – Marie Germaine "Gerrie" Terlesky, age 89, of Adrian, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born on April 7, 1932, on the Magdalen Islands Quebec, Canada to Daniel Joseph and Palma (Boudreau) Turbide. She married Thomas Bednar on May 11, 1957, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1992.  Gerrie then married Joseph Edward Terlesky on May 23, 2000, in Adrian and he survives. Gerrie had been employed as a Librarian at the College of DuPage in Illinois until her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Adrian Eagles #2371. She enjoyed gardening and planting her flowers in the Spring, traveling with Joe to Las Vegas and back to the small islands she was born on in Canada, and will be remembered by her family for her baking and cooking.


In addition to her husband Joe, Gerrie is survived by seven sons, Mike (Laura) Bednar of Aurora, IL, Rob (Lynn) Bednar of Plainfield, IL, Jack (Jill) Terlesky of Adrian, Bob (Barbara) Terlesky of Rogers, AK, Tom (Linda) Terlesky of Adrian, Jim Terlesky of Adrian, and Joe (Barbara) Terlesky of Walker, MI; five daughters, Sue (Al Williams) of Evanston, IL, Sue (Tom Wolf) Dennison of Greensboro, NC, Barbara (Alan) Croasdale of Maggie Valley, NC, Pat (Mike) Anderson of Sand Creek, and Cathy Doan of Kalamazoo; 29 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.


Visitation for Gerrie will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.  The funeral liturgy will be offered on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at Holy Family Parish, St. Mary Campus with Fr. Michael Newman as celebrant. For individuals who are unable to attend the service in person, it can be watched live on the Catholic Community of Adrian Facebook page. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.


You may send condolences to the family at Memorial Contributions may be given Holy Family Parish, St. Mary Campus or to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.



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