In loving memory of

Theresa Ellul
March 4, 1928 - January 7, 2022

Theresa Ellul, 93, of Lake Katrine, NY, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born March 4, 1928 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to her proud parents, Mary and Thomas Roggio.

Theresa went to school in Brooklyn and later attended a private school for sewing. She sewed professionally, making women's clothing for Saks and Macy's in New York City. She met Joseph Ellul in a dance hall and they were married two years later in 1951. After moving upstate, Theresa worked part-time from her home as a seamstress and at the Florence Walsh factory in Poughkeepsie. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting and was an avid bowler.

She is survived by her children, Robert Ellul, Kathleen Torreggiani and husband Kenneth Sr., and Denise Searles, her grandchildren, Kenneth Torreggiani, Jr. and wife Tristina, and Joseph Torreggiani and wife Veronica, and her great granddaughters, Stella Grace and Vivienne Rose. She will be greatly missed by all. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her twin brother, Michael, and other siblings, Mildred, Mary, and Jimmy.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Kingston, NY. A tribute for Theresa can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.


Susan Hosier wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"I would like to extend my sympathy and prayers to Theresa's family. I met, and got to know Theresa during her time at Valley Vista. I enjoyed the talks we had while helping with her care. I remember especially, her GREAT love for her family, as she shared stories and memories of her life. I remember also, learning to make her bed as she liked it,(and how pleased she was), and trying to find her "missing" socks, and how happy she was when she got all her laundry back. I always enjoyed seeing her, and having a little time to talk with her. May her memory and love , comfort, and be with you all. Rest in peace Theresa, Susan"