Terri was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, lived much of her adult life in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and relocated to Green Valley in 2007 along with several members of her family for her retirement. She was a life-long educator and administrator dedicated to early childhood development, particularly in reading and writing. She spent over 30 years as an elementary school principal, leading schools in Haddonfield and Audubon, New Jersey, along with in-classroom teaching positions in Moorestown, New Jersey and Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania. A fervent civil servant, she volunteered on the Pima County Foster Care Review Board, her synagogue board, and the Brandeis National Committee chapter in Tucson.
Terri was pre-deceased by her parents, Norman and Anne Margulies of Brookhaven, Pennsylvania.
Survivors include her son Mark (Amber) of Denver, Colorado; sister Myra (Robert) of Tucson; and twin grandchildren.
The Freed family would like to thank Rabbi Norman Roman from Green Valley’s Beth Shalom Temple Center for his empathetic dedication to comfort Terri and the entire family throughout this painful time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milestones for Maxwell, a non-profit led by Terri’s daughter-in-law for the benefit of her grandson Maxwell as well as other children affected by a rare neurological disease.
Graveside services for a small group of family and friends were held at Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery with Rabbi Norman Roman officiating, and were available via Zoom.