May 14 2018: FENY, Theresa K.

Theresa K. Feny

Peacefully at age 87 on May 12, 2018.

Born July 26, 1930 to Istvan Abel Kovacs and Etelka Pallos Kovacs Preciously beautiful, devoted wife, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and loving friend.

Retired talented and amazing seamstress crafting exclusive wedding gowns and hand outfitting entire wedding parties, as well as custom tailoring of many suits. She also had been a speed shorthand secretary. Theresa enjoyed gardening, songbirds, and a vast array of wildlife.

Arriving in the United States of America January 1957 with her husband Stephan Rituper Feny, young daughter, and immediately giving birth to a son, the first Hungarian refugee baby to be born in the United States for 1957. Attaining citizenship for the United States of America 1963.

Preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Stephan Rituper Feny who passed in 1989.

Her mother Etelka Pallos Kovacs died at age 42, leaving 7 children to be raised by her Father, Istvan Abel Kovacs who was a shoemaker, postmaster, and her entire family raised silkworms.

She is survived by her remaining sister Etus Kovacs; six adult children: Teresa J. Phelan, Steve J. Feny, Frank J. Feny, Joe T. Feny, Maria Feny-Aredes, John J. Feny. Fifteen grandchildren: (predeceased Patrick Phelan III), Teresa Holmberg, Kiko Phelan, Heidi Phelan, Rachel Jones, Joe Phelan, Steve Feny Jr., Sara Feny, David Feny, Elizabeth Wetzel, Joe Feny Jr., Noah Aredes, Daniel Aredes, Joshua Aredes, John Feny Jr., as well as 20 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews in Hungary, Europe.

She loved absolutely her whole family and friends. Very loving and generous.

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 10-11 am where funeral service will be held at 11 am.  Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500