Theresa Ann Fitzgerald, age 85, of Cortland NY, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2022, surrounded by loved ones at her daughter's home. A lifelong resident of "the best place in the world," Cortland, Theresa was born to the late John and Margaret (McNally) McNamara on January 25, 1937. The many friends and family who predeceased her certainly organized a wonderful "welcome home" party for her, including John, her beloved husband of 49 years, "Patty," her sister, and Mary and James, her niece and nephew. Theresa is survived by her daughter Bernadette (Mark) Travis, grandchildren Rowan, Luca, and Ethan, nephews Charles and John Wanish, and a host of friends and family. Theresa graduated from Saint Mary's School, where she was often found wearing a "cobweb hat" for talking too much. She found great comfort as a communicant of Saint Mary's Church and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Theresa was a member of the Cortland Country Club for over 50 years, and she never missed a chance to play bridge, or attend a party or event. Christmas sing-a-longs, brunches, and, of course, the St. Patrick's Party, were always attended, and she loved serving on the committees that made them amazing. Theresa was always the first to help a friend in need, the first to stop by with food when someone was ill or after a death. She always knew what was needed, and she always gave it with a smile. Her care for her husband in the last year of his life was nothing short of inspirational. Calling hours will be held at Wright-Beard Funeral Home on 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland, NY on Tuesday, 9/6/22 from 4-6:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Mary's Church, 48 North Main Street, Cortland, on Wednesday, 9/7/22 at 10:30 AM. Donations may be made to Saint Mary's School.