Teresa was born in the Bronx to the late Joseph and Petronilla Di Maria. She was married to Phillip Briffa for 61 years. Teresa is a devoted wife, mother,grandmother and great grandmother. She was the foundation and a true matriarch of her family. Teresa leaves the cherish her memory her husband, 7 children and 14 granchildren and the extended Di Maria and Briffa Families. She was pre-deceased by her son Peter Briffa and granddaughter Felicia Briffa.