Terry Marie Tunney

Alger, Michigan
July 2, 1956 - May 19, 2017

Visitations

Visitation will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church on Monday, May 22 from 4:00-8:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday May 23 at 11:00 am with a visitation one hour prior.

Service Location

St. Stephens Catholic Church

Services

A funeral mass will be held Tuesday May 23 at 11:00 am with a visitation one hour prior.

Obituary Notice

Terry Marie Tunney 60, of Alger passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017 at McLaren Regional Hospital, Bay City, Michigan. Terry was born July 2, 1956 in Standish to the late Mary and Glen (Skip) Cline. She graduated from Whittemore-Prescott High School in 1974. She married her high school sweetheart David Allen Tunney May 3, 1975.

Terry worked at Whittemore-Prescott Schools for 30 years as a librarian. She retired in 2014. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. While being a devoted Catholic, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Terry fought a courageous battle with cancer and her strength inspired many.

Surviving Terry is her loving husband David of 42 years; her children, Jill (Jason) Keefer, Jeana (William) O’Connor, David Jr. (Tosha) Tunney, Eric (Britt) Tunney; 13 Grandchildren,
MacKenzie, Gabrielle, Samantha, Andrew, Taelynn, Karie, Isabel, Tyla, Cameron, Tyron, Trevin, Kallen, Mariella; and siblings, Bunny (Jeff) Miller, Brian (Margaret) Cline, Rick (Shelly) Cline.

Visitation will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church on Monday, May 22 from 4:00-8:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday May 23 at 11:00 am with a visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations for books may be made to:
The Whittemore-Prescott Schools Libraries. Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations for books may be made to:
The Whittemore-Prescott Schools Libraries.

Condolences

Dave and Family. So sorry for your loss! A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend leaving us way too early. How courageous she was during her illness.

God Bless all of you!

Bill & Jolene Grusecki
— Bill Grusecki
Terry Tunney had to be one of the BEST. She was a friend to everyone she met. Everyone loved her, including parents, co-workers, the children she met at school, and above all her family. May she rest in peace. She was one in a million!!!
— Dorothy Lehman
Our Heart's and Prayer's are with you Senior. There is so much to say but yet no word's to express our emotion's that Judy and I felt when we got the news of your family's loss. Just know that our hearts go out to you and your loved ones and you are in our thoughts and our prayers. If you need anything let us know. Love Jim & Judy
— Jim & Judy Bundoff
My heart aches for all of her loved ones. Terry was an amazing, kind and courageous woman. This world will truly miss her light....
— Ronnie & John Heydon
Dave and family, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. I have passed on the information to some of our former co-workers and friends. I know God will look after all of you and help you through this. I know any of us will help in any way we can.
— Beverly Robinson Dorion
Dave, Jill, Jeana, David, and Eric; please accept my condolences during this time. May the Lord keep her and comfort you all. She was always so cheerful and would always have a smile on her face. I wish I could extend my sympathy in person, but I won't be able to. I pray the Lord give you peace in this difficult time. Tears of sadness, yes; but also remember all the great times and shed tears of joy that you were so blessed to have her in your life.
— Ed Crainer
Dave and family, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. I have passed on this information to some of our former co-workers and friends. I know God will help you through this.
— Beverly Robinson Dorion
My prayers go out to your family. You were an amazing, kind, generous, loving person ms.Tunney. thank you for being the GREATEST librarian ever! Elementary school wouldn't have been the same without you.!
May you rest in peace!
— Miranda
My prayers and positive vibes go out to the Tunney and Cline families as they grieve their loved one. Terry has brought many smiles to many people over the years and she will always be remembered by others with a smile. God Bless.
— Caryn Ann Schutte
Dave and family. So sorry. Losing any one you love is difficult. You will be in my prayers
— Pat Youngberg Barros
We are saddened by the news of Terry's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Tunney family.
— The Tobin Family
Dave, So unbelievably sorry for your loss .
She was a wonderful woman . You were blessed.
— Michael Madaj
Dave and family... So sorry for your loss.. Terry was a special person, a friend to all.. May God bless and comfort you all through this time with the hope of seeing her again...
— Nancy and Ron Bradley
Tunney family, we grieve with you, but not in the same way as those who have no hope. We are thankful Terry knows the Lord and is with Him forever. Praying for comfort and peace for the family. <3
— The Jansen Family
To the entire Tunney family--I am so sorry to hear of Terrys passing. She was a wonderful lady that always lite up the office with she came in. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
— Shannon England (west branch eyecare)
Dave, We are so sorry for your loss. Terry was always like a daughter to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she walk with God!
— Arnie and Debbie Engster
So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. She was an awesome wife and mom who raised some great kids. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
— Mike and Anita Kelly
You will never walk alone my brother, we are all here behind you. Terry inspired and enriched our lives and made the world a better place. Her love, courage and spirit lives on through this family. She is our angel.
— Tom and Cheryl
Dave, and family. Our thoughts and prayers from our whole family are with you. Terry was one of the first to welcome us and befriend us when we moved to Whittemore. We were so fortunate to have her as a friend for all these years. What a very special lady!
— The Galbraiths
Dear Dave and family, My prayers are with all of you. She was a great lady. We will all miss her!
— John Bowman
RIP Terry Marie
— Mark Tunney
Dave and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Terry's passing. Sending my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
— Cathy Dean
It is with deep sorrow that we offer sincere condolences to all of Terry's family members, particularly Dave. Terry was as strong and lovely as a mighty oak tree, with strong healthy roots which allowed her to stand tall and weather many a storm that tried to break her. She always held on to her convictions. Her strong limbs held us tight, protecting and sheltering us, and keeping us safe. Terry's modest beauty and quiet confidence was respected by those who knew her. She was a special role model who will be cherished forever, never forgotten, and always loved. We are lucky to have been included in her circle of life.
— Deb and Frank
I am truly saddened by the news of Terry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family's.
— Patricia Tunney Westphal
Such a gracious lady with a beautiful spirit. The loss you are all feeling must be overwhelming. Take comfort in each other and let your faith guide you. Our prayers are with you.
— Barbara and Marty Whetstone
Going Up North was the highlight of many summers for all my Michigan years. No memory is complete without seeing Terry's smiling face, sharing some funny story or hearing her contagious laughter. She made everyone around her feel instantly better.

In this sorrowful time, please accept our heartfelt condolences.
— Brian and Julie Tunney
Shelly, Rick, Tosha and family....so sorry for your loss. Terry was always so kind and helpful when I would sub for her. She always had a smile and never an unkind word. Thoughts and prayers for all.
— Sandy (Winchell) Ledin
I am so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. She was always so kind, helpful and accommodating to me as a teacher and to my students with varying abilities. I will never forget her and her welcoming ways. Her legacy lives on in those who she touched with her kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Joyce Harmon
Terry may you rest in peace my friend. I pray that the Good Lord is holding you and your family close. I knew Terry when I taught the DARE program in the Whittemore-Prescott Schools. She would always make time to chat and share a smile.
— Ralph Boudreau (MSP Retiree)

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