Terri Lynn Bizzarro

Terri Lynn Bizzarro, 42, of Two Rivers, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, surrounded by her family after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

A native of Tehran, Iran, she was a daughter of Gary and Janet Kelly.

Terri graduated from the University of Maine, summa cum laude in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in business management.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbanks. She loved romance novels, old movies, Celtic music and chocolate.

The family stated, "Terri had many amazing qualities. She was selfless in every sense of the word. She was loving, caring and had tremendous strength and will. Her courage and character were unwavering, always putting others' needs above her own. There is nothing in this world she loved more than her family, namely her three sons and husband. She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul and will be sorely missed. This world is a lesser place without her. Sleep, warm angel."

She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Kelly.

She is survived by her husband, Jeff Bizzarro of Two Rivers; sons, Michael, Matthew and Mason Bizzarro of Two Rivers; her father, Gary Kelly of Ocala, Fla.; brothers, Kent Kelly of Ocala, Drew Kelly of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa., David Kelly of Denver and Anthony Kelly of San Antonio, Texas; niece, Meghan Bizzarro of Two Rivers; nephews, Caleb Bizzarro, Forest Bizzarro and Hunter Bizzarro, all of Two Rivers; brother-in-law, Robert Bizzarro of Two Rivers; sister-in-law, Joanna Bizzarro of Two Rivers; and mother-in-law, Dawn Donovan of Two Rivers.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Immaculate Conception Church in with the Rev. Father Mirek Woznica officiating.

A celebration of life will also be held and announced at a later date.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, 723 27th Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701.

Arrangements were by Fairbanks Funeral Home.

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