Theresa E. Gontarek (nee Domaniewski) "Terry"
Died: Jun 19, 2017
Theresa E. Gontarek (nee Domaniewski)

GONTAREK - Theresa E. (nee Domaniewski) "Terry"

THERESA E. (nee DOMANIEWSKI) GONTAREK - known to everyone as "TERRY"
Passed away at the Kaisertown home of her son on Monday June 19, 2017 after an extended illness.

Beloved wife of the late Zygmund Gontarek, loving mother of the late Gloria Gallagher, Susan (Vincent) Tabone, Betty Ann (Larry)Poplin, Sandra (the late David) Kleinsmith, Steven (Suzanne) Gontarek, Thomas Gontarek, Rosalie Gontarek, Kathleen (the late Richard) Hoffman, Robert (Koryn) Gontarek and Richard Gontarek. Devoted grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Alfred (Dorothy) Domaniewski as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Theresa was an extraordinary homemaker who served in the Civil Air Patrol as an assembler and welder during WW11. She was an active prayer partner and volunteer at TCT, member of the Bread of Life Church and the Amvets Auxiliary Post #72.

Family and friends will be received at the KEVIN M. MASON FUNERAL HOME 154 Weimar Street (at Casimir Street) on Sunday, July 2, 2017 between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, where a prayer service will be held at 2:00 pm officiated by Pastor Lucia  Schipani of the Bread of Life Church.  The Amvets Auxiliary Post #72 will conduct a service at 12:00 noon.  Theresa will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Zygmund at St. Matthew's Cemetery. The inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers the Gontarek family wishes expressions of sympathy be directed to TCT Ministries. Their address is TCT Ministries 11717 Rt. 37 P.O.Box 1010  Marion, IL 62959 or on line at www.tct./tv network;  OR  Hospice Buffalo 225  Como Park Boulevard Cheektowaga New York 14227. On the memo portion of your check please write "Theresa E. Gontarek".

Kindly consider leaving a message of condolence for Theresa's family and/or sharing a favorite memory of Theresa.

The Gontarek family has entrusted the Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home to care for Theresa and her family.  Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home 154 Weimar Street Buffalo NY 14206 (716) 362-0199 Fax: (716) 462-5355 Email:

August 3rd, 2017 9:02 pm
Oh my mama, WHY did you ever leave us??? WE really need you at this time......Please dear Jesus, Please make all things right, I beg of you.......I know you will do what is right......Thank you precious Jesus......
July 17th, 2017 4:10 pm
I meet Theresa through my best friend Tom. I called Tom and ended up talking to Theresa we had many conversions after that. Never did I meet any women or man as strong as she was. You never had to ask if she was a Christian you knew she was.Theresa raised her family worked as a welder during ww2.She spent years working on a prayer line. I don't think she realized what an amazing impact she had on the lives of thousands of people. She struggled with sickness it did not stop her from working with people in need She had the ability to make people laugh. I was one of them. God called her home what rewards must have been waiting for her. While she is in heaven the people she loved and the people she helped will live on for generations. For all her family I'm o sorry she was a treasure on earth. I will never forget her.
July 14th, 2017 9:20 am
There is a sorrow the heart cannot share. It is a lonely place we go to remember and to heal. May these few words serve as an expression of deepest sympathy for my precious Gontarek family. God grant you all the strength you need. Love, Prayers & Blessings
Diane Stanley
July 8th, 2017 6:46 pm
I would like to say I am Extremely grateful I got to meet this fine lady. I have stated several time's this family was so Blessed to have such a Wonderful Mother. She was always happy and had encouraging words to pass along. I'm sure God has a special task for her. Her son Tom and I have been friends for 15 years, and by me knowing him I have been Blessed to of met several of his family, and to meet and know the Beauty of Terry. I'm saddened that she has left this earth, but its for a short time, and then we will all be Re-United once again. God Bless this Family and give them Peace that passes all understanding. Diane Stanley
July 8th, 2017 7:39 am
My dear Pani Matka , I am honored to have a wonderful mother in law like you. Thank you for all the memories and family gatherings and crafting classes. You will always be in my thought and prayers. RIP, till we meet again. Love you, Sue
July 3rd, 2017 8:13 am
My Dearest Grandma, Thank you for all the wonderful childhood Memories. Thank you for reminding me about how much God loves me during the most trying times. Thank you for all the cards, remembering me during my special times. Most of all thank you for the letter you wrote after my sweet Betty went to sleep. It brings me comfort knowing you are with my darling girl and I know You are giving her lots of hugs and kisses, holding her until I arrive. I love you Grandma, Sherrie
Your loving son
July 1st, 2017 11:59 pm
Mom You were the rock of this family you held us all together . You said not to cry for you but our tears are for joy for were you have gone and for what we have lost. Mother tought us so much while you where here and I see you teaching us as you have left. I hope we can learn to have the love faith and compation that you had. Mother you will be greatly missed but will always be in our hearts and thoughts. I Love you Mom Mom.
July 1st, 2017 2:06 pm
Ma, There are no words in the world for me to say how much I miss you. I can't except the idea that you are on a permanent vacation, and that you are not coming back. I am so proud to be your son, and thank God for giving me the greatest MOM ever. I am also so honored to have helped you thru your final days, fulfilling your wishes. There is now a feeling of such a void in my life, but I know that God will fill it, as you had taught me. My heart longs to hold you and give you a kiss just one more time. I miss you so much Mama. Save a dance for me. As always a Heart full of Love for you. XOXOXO Your son Tommy
Theresa Bouquard
June 28th, 2017 10:48 am
To Theresa's Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother/Grandmother. We always had an interesting conversation on our way to her doctors. Theresa was always full of knowledge & I enjoyed listening to her. She always spoke so highly of all of you. I am so sorry that I did not know she was sick, I just thought that she was on another driver's schedule. She will be sadly missed. Please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers. May you find comfort in each other at this sad time. My deepest sympathy, Theresa (Van Driver)
June 21st, 2017 6:50 pm
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Tom and the entire Gontarek family. Knowing your Mother almost my entire life has been an honor and a privilege. Mrs G was a lovely lady. Always able to extend excellent advise in times of need. I will miss the conversations and great times I spent with her. She will be dearly missed and will always be in my heart. Delphine
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