Passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019 at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga at 55 years of age surrounded by her loving family. Born in Toronto, the daughter of the late Bruno and Gaetana Podesta, she is survived by her devoted husband Ettore and beloved daughters Anna-Lise and Sarah Bissola. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers Anna Podesta da Silva (Tony), Paul Podesta (Paula), Laura Podesta (Sylvain), Michael Podesta as well as many in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Teresa received her Master of Arts in 1988 and her Master of Education in 1995 from the University of Toronto. She was a lifelong dedicated educator who worked for the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board as a Special Education Teacher where she inspired countless students to achieve their maximum potential.
Teresa enjoyed travelling, going to the theatre, dining out, and developed a recent passion for curling. Most of all, she loved spending time with her friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Teresa's memory to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.