Theresa Marie ‘Terry’ Coady, 1935-2023

Apr 1, 2023


Theresa Marie “Terry” Coady, age 87, died February 22, 2023 (one day before her 88th birthday) in her home in Fort Washington, Maryland, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Terry was born in Georgetown, Maryland, to the late Joseph and Mary Lepore on February 23, 1935. Her four sisters have all predeceased her. She married her beloved husband, Walter J. Coady Jr., on November 15, 1968, and together they raised their five sons from former marriages. They also formed Walterry Insurance Brokers and worked together to establish the insurance agency.

In 1976, they started writing insurance policies for media outlets such as newspapers, broadcast stations and independent film producers. 

Over the years, their agency became one of the largest insurers of media insurance, stretching over the entire 50 states.

Besides her family, her two big loves were traveling and attending operas with her husband. Together, they traveled to all 50 states, all seven continents and over 100 countries. They also attended over 170 operas.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, sons Steven Thomas, Richard Thomas, Walter Coady III, William Coady, Walker Coady, and eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Visitation was March 2, 2023, at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Maryland, where funeral services were held on March 3, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Fund.