Teresa A. (Greenleaf) Miner

February 17, 1939 ~ September 21, 2022 (age 83)


Teresa A. (Greenleaf) Miner, 83, of Highland St. passed away peacefully Wednesday (9-21-22) at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol following a period of rapidly declining health.
She was born in Montague City on February 17, 1939, the daughter of Charles and Irene (Mongrain) Greenleaf.  On August 5, 1961, Terri married Kenneth Miner and they have enjoyed 61 years of marriage.  After a brief stay in Bridgeport CT in the early 60’s and a return to Montague City for a few more years to be close to family and while raising a family, they have spent the last 50+ years in Millers Falls.  
She was educated in the Gill and Montague Public school systems graduating from Turners Falls High School Class of ’56.  She continued her education at the former Franklin County Public School of Nursing graduating in the late 1950’s as an RN.   Later in life with work and a family to take care of, she managed to continue her education and graduated from Greenfield Community College (A.S. Nursing ’85) and Fitchburg State College (B.S. Nursing ’86) by taking courses at UMass Amherst through the FSC extension school.
She worked in the Nursing field for many years including her first local job at the former Farren Memorial Hospital in the Surgery and Emergency departments.  She had fond memories of working at the Farren with her mother (Irene – the unofficial “baby whisperer” in the newborn Nursery) who had joined the workforce later in life.  In the mid-1980’s, she left the Farren and later settled into her most rewarding job for 14+ years in the Oncology Clinic at Holyoke Hospital where she eventually retired. 
She was active in her faith having served as both CCD Teacher and as Eucharistic Minister at the former St John’s Catholic Church in Millers Falls before its’ closing.   She and Ken then became parishioners at the Blessed Trinity Parish - Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield for many years afterwards.
In retirement, she stayed active while supporting the Montague Elks (BPOE 2521) for many years including a period as Grand Exalted Ruler among holding many other Elk Officer positions at various times.  After a period of years, she and Ken transferred/demitted to the Greenfield Elks (BPOE 1296) where she was an active member until her passing.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years Ken, her sons, Michael Miner of Raleigh NC, Brian Miner (Sue) of Chelmsford MA, and Jeffrey Miner of Troy NY as well as 3 grandchildren; Emily, Danielle and Sara. 
Terri also leaves her brothers; Robert “Bob” Greenleaf (Cathy) of Turners Falls, James “Jim” Greenleaf (Joann) of Debary FL, Richard “Rich” Greenleaf of Plainville CT and C. Paul Greenleaf (Del) of Winchester NH, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 9AM from the Kostanski Funeral Home 1 Kostanski Square Turners Falls on Thursday (9-29-22) followed by A Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10AM at Blessed Trinity Parish, Holy Trinity Church 133 Main St. Greenfield. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Millers Falls. Calling hours will be Wednesday (9-28-22) at the funeral home from 4-6PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Greenfield Community College Foundation with a designation to the Internship Program (for Nursing students).
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September 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kostanski Funeral Home - Turners Falls

Liturgy of Christian Burial
September 29, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Trinity Church
133 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301

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