Theresa A. West, 84, world traveler

Theresa A. (McCaffrey) West, age 84 of Bethel, CT, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, at home on August 12, 2014.

Terry was born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine McCaffrey.  Theresa was a graduate in the 1947 class of Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn and moved to Ridgefield, CT in 1955.  She worked as an Executive Secretary at Gilbert and Bennett in Georgetown until her retirement in 1994, after 20 years of service.  During her lifetime, Terry enjoyed traveling to destinations around the world with her family and friends, especially her beloved Ireland.

She is survived by her son: Richard (Linda) West of Rochester, NY, many loving nieces and nephews, and her dear friend & sister-in-law: Lillian McCaffrey.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bethel Visiting Nurses Association, 70 Stony Hill Road Bethel, CT 06801.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT, Friday at 11:00 AM. Burial of her ashes will take place at New North Cemetery, Woodbury, CT at 12:30 PM.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home during the half hour preceding the service from 10:30 to 11:00 AM. Information and On-line condolences at