March 14, 1934 ~ October 10, 2018

Newburgh, NY

Theresa "Dolly" Biengardo, was born on March 14, 1934 in Tuxedo, New York to Andrew and Rosemarie (Maraday) Biengardo. Theresa passed away after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. She was 84.

At the age of five Theresa's family moved to Newburgh. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Dolly, as her friends and family lovingly called her, was a member of the Pocketbook Worker's Union and worked throughout her life in both coat and pocketbook factories in Newburgh. She loved to take care of her gardens and her grandchildren and loved to go dancing and be surrounded by her family and her friends. Always the hostess, she was known for her gigantic pineapple lush cakes and many other treats.

Theresa is survived by her daughter, Theresa Ann (Swart) Fayo and husband, Patrick, Sr.; her grandsons: Joseph Andrew Fayo and wife, Kathleen McManus Fayo and Patrick John Fayo, Jr.; great-grandson, Connor Joseph Fayo and great-granddaughter, Inara Brighid Fayo; her birth daughter, Andrea (Biengardo) Velez; her sister, Mary Vari, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers: Frank "Sonny Boy" Biengardo, Andrew "Juney" Biengardo, Joseph Biengardo and sister, Roseann Arzola.

You can rest now Mom, your battle is over.

The family would like to thank everyone at the Valley View Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, Orange Regional Hospital, 4 South and Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties for their loving care of our precious "Dolly".

At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16th at Sacred Heart Church, 25 So. Robinson Ave., Newburgh, NY. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Theresa's name to either The Valley View Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dementia Unit at 3 Glenmere Cove Road, Goshen, NY 10924 or the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter, 2649 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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