Terese Dahl

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
200 East Main St
East Islip, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

10:45 am
Thursday, October 19, 2023
St. Mary's R.C. Church
20 Harrison Avenue
East Islip, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Emmanuel Cemetery
Great River Road
Great River, New York, United States


Terese Dahl of Oakdale, NY passed peacefully at home on October 15th at 86 years of age. Born and raised in Brooklyn by her parents Sebastian and Angela Bila (nee Viaggio). Terese had a joyful life with her amazing identical twin sister Christine and their brother Vincent growing up in Ridgewood before the family moved to Rockville Centre so the twins could attend St. Agnes High School. The twins had a bond like no other until Christine’s passing 24 years ago. Now they are reunited with their incredible parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. After attending Pratt Institute the talented painter married Joseph R Caputo, of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and raised their 5 children in Brooklyn until relocating to Islip Terrace Long Island in 1963. Terese had a second chance at love when she met and married Carl R Dahl of Great River and Kismet Fire Island. They were together for 42 adventurous years before his untimely passing in 2021.

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Terese worked for OTB, Bayshore, as a cashier and in Islandia as a Union Business Agent for 32 years until her retirement in 2007. Terese is survived by her 5 devoted children; Christine Buckbinder (Gregg), Terese Caputo, Robin Carpenter (Jeffrey), Joseph R Caputo Jr. (Deborah), Michelle Feeley ( Richard), all of NY, and her brother Vincent Bila of Florida. Also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Judith Dahl, Jennifer Miller (Matt), Nicole Hopiavouri (Grant), Michael Buckbinder, Mackenzie Feeley, Joseph R Caputo III, Jeffrey Carpenter Jr, Nicholas Caputo & Allison Carpenter. She was also blessed with five great-grandchildren who all loved and adored her. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and numerous caring friends. Terese’s love for painting never ceased and she continued to paint throughout her life. She was a 3-time cancer survivor which showed her resilient strength and positive attitude. Some of her favorite things included reading, fashion/jewelry, watching the NY Mets, Key West, Kismet Fire Island, her cats, and most of all her family. She was a very loving, kind, generous, and fun person to all she met. She will be greatly missed and remembered forever by all who knew and loved her.

In Lieu of Flowers

Lustgarten Foundation 415 Crossways Park Drive Suite D Woodbury, NY 11797

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