101-year-old Sundamma bids goodbye: funeral today

SundammaTheresa Thambuswami, the grand old lady of R. A. Puram who was 101 years old passed away on June 25. The funeral will be held at St. Lazarus Church at 4 p.m. and the burial will be at Quibble Island Cemetery. Her niece Josephine said that Theresa died of old age related problems. A spinster, Theresa who was fondly called Sundamma by family and friends studied at St. Raphael’s Girls School, San Thome, did a sports course at YMCA and went on to work for the Post & Telegraphs Dept in George Town.  She kept herself fit by going for walks twice a day and had a taste for the good things of life, including going to the horse races in Guindy.

Her family of about 70 members hosted a big celebration on her 100th birthday last August. She lived with her niece at 14, Malayappan Kanagarayan Street, close to St. Lazarus Church.

The family can be reached at 9962874993 / 9840426155.

You can read a report on her 100th birthday event at http://www.mylaporetimes.com/2012/09/theresa-is-100-her-egg-and-milk-mix-every-morning-has-sustained-her/

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