Theresa Gulbrandsen, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Home,
surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Harry and Theresa Bochman Doscher. Terri married the love of her life, Arne Gulbrandsen on July 24, 1954. They spent 59 wonderful years together.
Terri graduated from Pearl River High School in 1945. She was an avid lover of music.
She was a highly regarded dramatic soprano. Her heart was connected to singing from
an early age when she started singing with a professional quartet called “The Delovlies”.
They performed around the east coast and had the honor of once singing for Vice
President Barkley. She was involved in many music groups including; The Manhasset,
Port Washington, and the Douglaston Music Study Clubs.
She would adorn her grandchildren with the most fantastic version of “Happy Birthday”
one could ever wish for. She remained studying and singing until her very late years.
Terri was full of class and grace. She was an avid reader and would always have a book
in her hand. She loved her family, friends, the arts and travel. She was a very fond of
Russia and was able to visit in 1999. She spent the last few years of her life with her
family in the town she loved, Saratoga Springs.
Terri is survived by her husband Arne; Sons, Eric (Carrie) and Doug (Stephanie)
Gulbrandsen; Sisters, Harriet Laliotes and Joan McKee; grandchildren, Lindsey, Emily
and Ian Gulbrandsen.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial service in honor of Terri will be held on Sunday October 6th, 2:00 pm
at Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc., 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY with Rev.
Rich Hoffman officiating.
Friends and family may call on Sunday from 12:45 to 1:45 prior to the service at the
Private family interment at Saratoga National Cemetery at a later date.