APPLEGATE, THERESA D. (Terry), - 87, of Galloway Township, NJ passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Mainland Division of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Terry, also affectionately known as "Bonga" by many family and friends, was born December 7, 1931, in Atlantic City, NJ, to Louis and Nellie Barr. She later moved to Philadelphia, PA, where she attended and graduated from West Catholic Girls High School. She met the love of her life John W. Applegate and they married on May 2, 1953. They had seven children and resided in Trevose, PA, and Phoenix, Arizona, before moving back to Atlantic City, NJ, in January 1964, where she resided until 1995. Terry was a hardworking individual who was very involved with St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City. She attended mass daily, was a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a lecturer and, until her health did not allow it, decorated the church with the help of family and friends for every holiday. She was on Atlantic City's best dressed list several years and was always a fashion statement. She was a role model to many and loved by all. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Nellie Barr, her aunt, Margaret McGinn, her husband, John W. (Jack) Applegate, her sister, Marguerite (Peggy) Oldfield, and sons-in-law, Bill Dooley and Kenny Brown. She is survived by her seven children, Mary Susan Dooley, John Michael (Audrey), Theresa, Christopher J. (Laura), Lizann Burke (Bill), Kathleen Brown, and Michele Baglivo (John), twelve grandchildren, John Anthony Applegate (Lee), Christopher M. Applegate, Matthew Brown, Ryan Burke, Caitlin Burke, Jacqueline Brown, Amanda Applegate, Kerry Burke, Timmy Burke, Megan Baglivo, Michael Baglivo and Rory Burke, five great grandchildren, Jordyn, Victoria, Gabriella and, McKinley Applegate, and Madyson Grace Lewallen, one niece, two nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews, and many loyal friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated for Theresa D. Applegate at St. Nicholas of Tolentine RC Church, Tennessee and Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, Saturday morning May 11, 2019, at 11:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewings: Friday evening from 6 -9pm, May 10, 2019, at Gormley Funeral Home LLC, 2706 Atlantic Avenue, in Atlantic City, and again Saturday morning, May 11, 2019, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine RC Church, Tennessee and Pacific Avenues in Atlantic City, from 10-11am (before Mass). The Rite of Committal will be offered at Holy Cross Cemetery 5061 Harding Highway (Route 40) in Mays Landing, NJ following Mass. The family would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the many doctors, nurses, and staff, especially in the Intensive Care Unit, at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for their kind and compassionate care of our Dear Mother.

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