Therese Marie “Terry” Biley (nee Dilla), cherished wife of Richard for 52 years. Beloved daughter of the late Gustav and Gertrude Dilla. Loving mother of Susan, Jeffrey (Kerranne), Mark (Kate), and Brian (Stephanie). Devoted grandmother of Ian, Seth, and Mark. Dear sister of the late Evelyn Melendandri and Helen Jennings (Ken). Cousin and dear friend of many.
Therese died on Dec. 8, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer. Therese graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN), B.S. in Nursing from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Western Reserve University. She worked at University Hospitals as a nurse supervisor and at Cuyahoga Community College as director of Health Services for Western and Eastern campuses.
In lieu of flowers, Therese requested that donations be made to St. Jude Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105), St. Joseph Catholic Church (12700 Pearl Rd., Strongsville OH 44136), Carmelite Monastery (3176 Fairmont Blvd, Cleveland Hts. OH 44118), or Southwest Hospice (18659 Drake Rd., Strongsville OH 44136).
Visitation and Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12700 Pearl Rd., Strongsville OH. Visitation will be on Sun, Dec. 12, 3:00–5:00 p.m., 6:00-8:00p.m. and on Mon, Dec. 13, 9:00-10:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Mon. Dec. 13 at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Strongsville Cemetery.
Messages of Condolence
A bond of friendship with Terry was a bond for life! Her smile, her charm, her gracious demeanor and genuine sincerety defined her as a person and will be my treasured memory of a dear friend and classmate. From our halcyon days at FPB to her courageous final days of life, she always saw the glass half full, and drank its elexir of life with joy and enthusiasm, savoring every drop of it.
That was Terry!
I knew Terry as the Health Center Nurse at the Western Campus of Tri-C. I will remember her as a kind and wonderful person! She was outstanding in her job as a caring and compassionate professional. She was the type of person that no one could dislike.
To the family – my sincere condolence for your loss. To Terry, who was a friend and co-worker – farewell, well done !!
Whenever we approached Terry in Health Services at West, we knew that we would be greeted with a smile that lit her whole face, a warm greeting and an answer to whatever question we had. Through the years, her warmth and kindness never faded. We thank God for having known her and extend our sympathy to the Biley family for their loss.
Marilyn and Mickey
Dick, very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Ted and Judy Marsh
Dick, sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Ted and Judy Marsh
My deepest sympathy. I especially remember how kind she was to me. She was a special friend.
My deepest sympathy to you, Dick, and to your family in the death of Terry. She was such a sweet lady and a good wife & mother.
I’m sorry I wasn’t able to make the Mass this morning, but I just couldn’t fight the weather. I know that God has a special place ready for Terry. It is difficult to let her go, but believe that God will be welcoming her home with open arms. Love & prayers for you and your family. Flo
We are so sorry to learn of the death of your wife Terry. We had hoped to attend the funeral Mass but were unable to do so because of the weather. Be assured of our prayers for you and the family.
Pat and Patty Bruening
Words cannot express my sorrow for all the suffering this
fine lady had to endure. Glad that she had Hospice at the
end. Therese taught me so much. I met her in 1970. She
was like a big sister to my husband Jack; they grew up
together. Therese’s mom & Jack’s mom were best friends,
and their mothers (the grandmothers) had been best
friends. I treasured the close relationship we have had
over these many years.