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Theresa Marie Riviello Engelholm passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007 in a
Houston hospital at the age of 86.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at St. John
Lutheran Church, Bellville with the Pastor Jennie Jones and Pastor David
Henske officiating.
Pallbearers were Josh Falke, Karl Mullineaux, James Richter, David Genzer,
Dale Taska and Tray Moses.
Theresa was born May 22, 1921 in Old Forge, PA. The daughter of Anthony and
Carmella Volpe Riviello, she grew up and attended school in Old Forge.
On May 4, 1946, Theresa was united in  Marriage with Gilbert Herbert
Engelholm at St. John  Lutheran Church in Bellville. They made their home in
Bellville where they were members of St. John's. Gilbert preceded Theresa in
death on January 27, 2004.
A devoted wife and mother, Theresa enjoyed cooking, gardening and loved
flowers. She was an excellent bowler and also enjoyed knitting. She was a
member of the Bellville VFW Post #6522 Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of
She is survived by her daughter : Patty Richter and husband, Dennis;
grandchildren: Chet Richter and wife, Doni, and Mindy Moses and her husband,
Tray; great grandchildren: Cole and Cassie Moses, Jaxson Richter and Megan
Koch;  all of Bellville; and many dear friends and relatives.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents' brothers:
Nicholas Riviello, Vinsen Riviello, Frank Riviello and Dr. James Riviello;
sisters: Rose Moteoforte and Angeline Guariano.
Interment was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.
In lieu of usual remembrances friends who wish may make memorial gifts to:
the Austin County unit of the American Cancer Society, Bellville.               
Posted by Joy Neely


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