Teresa A. Palumbo, 52, of Lititz, passed away on 24, August, 2016, at her home. She was the loving wife of Steven Palumbo. She was born in Tacoma Park, MD to Fred and Helen Stump.
She was an avid horsewoman all of her life, competing in driving dressage, co-moderating many online equine information groups, and was an active member of the Brandywine Valley Driving Club where she volunteered her time extensively.
She is survived by her husband Steven, her sister Natanie Pond DeHart, and her brothers Jason Stump and Eddie Pond.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr, Lancaster PA 17601.
“Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory
They’ll live on in the heart.”
Thinking of you Steve in celebration of Teresa’s life….
Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when Teresa was born. She was born in Feb. 1964 and my daughter Laura was born in Oct. 1964. I was married to Teresa’s Grandfather Bill Holmes. I always considered her my Granddaughter. I loss touch with her and when I found her on facebook I asked to be her friend but she was too sick then to talk to me. It breaks my heart that she died so young. My daughter Laura is in a nursing home with a brain tumor and she has been sick most of her life. Teresa will be one of God’s angels. I am so sorry I could not find her before she became sick. I know how hard it is to lose somebody you love. I will keep you in my prayers.
We send our heartfelt condolences. Although we did not know her for a long time, Teresa’s loving generosity and kindness will always be remembered.
Steve & family,
A few years ago I met Teresa where I was boarding my horses. I liked her immediately, and we had a few nice conversations. Shortly after, my horses passed away and I remember with grateful surprise how kind Teresa was to me, since we were just ‘acquaintances’. Obviously I remember her kindness to this day, and I am so sad to hear she has passed on so early. Yet she left a trail of warm acts of friendship and smiles in many hearts. My condolences to you all.
My deepest condolences. My heart goes out to you Steve. She will be sorely missed. Claire C. Cox (EC Horsekeeping moderator)
Thinking of you Steve and all those who loved Teresa. A very hard loss. We will miss her.
Nancy Collins (ECIR Group)
As you know, “our” Teresa was a much beloved member of the online equine groups “EC Horsekeeping” and ECIR (Cushing’s disease and insulin resistance). Teresa so gladly gave of her time, knowledge, and expertise to our membership. I don’t know what we will do without her help, but I sincerely believe that she is watching over us.
When Teresa wrote of her final drive with her beloved Critter, the image of that ride was burned in my brain and will remain with me forever. I know she loved everyone at Kendalwood. I am eternally grateful to her trainer and her friends at Kendalwood for arranging that final drive for her.
My God Bless you, dear Teresa. You shall always be my friend.
Susi Gordon, MD (and Teggi, Polonaise, Star Baby, and Mariah Girl)
Life does not prepare you for the events that occur unexpectedly. Just three months ago, she was getting ready to move up to Preliminary as she won her training level CT at Gladstone. At the age of 52 you shouldn’t be concerned about your health. Teresa was focused on her goals and the improvement of herself, her amazing pony, Critter, and her dedication to her friends family and her true love, Steve. Being the quiet strength that she was, Teresa was always first in line to lend a helping hand, baking an amazing pie or meal for an equine related event, or sign up for a clinic knowing she would take away more knowledge because of her open mind and willingness to be a better horse woman. We are all better for knowing her. Kendalwood Farm will truly miss her kindness and smile and unparalleled dedication to her passion of carriage driving. Her spirit will live on in our hearts forever and I will always appreciate how much she has taught me. And I thought that I was the one coaching her?? Rest well my friend and take care of the many Gardens in Heaven!
Steve, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Tim & Judy Canavan.
Teresa was such a kind and dedicated horsewoman. Although we hadn’t spoken in over a year, I regularly thought of her and her pony. She will truly be missed.
To Steve, We are always here for you and will miss our Teresa our domino player and the best halloween costume maker ever. Love the Stokes
I’ll never forget you Teresa, we shared our love for gardening and of animals. I’m just sorry that I didn’t get the chance to see her beautiful garden I heard so much about! Steve, you are in my thoughts and prayers! RIP Teresa.