Theresa Pastore Miranda

Theresa Pastore Miranda, 99, passed away October 30, 2017 at Wesley Health Care Center.

Born on July 7, 1918 in Ballston Spa, she was a lifelong resident and daughter of the late Ralph and Antoinetta ( Falciano) Pastore. A graduate of Ballston Spa High School, Theresa attended Albany Business College where she met the love of her life and husband, Joseph Miranda, Sr. She worked as a secretary at GE and then became a homemaker after marrying. She also worked as a secretary for her brother, Dr. Lucien Pastore, for many years.

Theresa was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and an active member of Ballston Area Seniors. Her family and friends called her “Tres” or “Terrie.” She was a devoted caregiver and the heart of her family, caring for all of her grandchildren, as well as for her mother, brother, and husband after each suffered a stroke. She enjoyed spending time with her family most and especially cooking for them. Hosting pasta dinner every Sunday for her family was one of her greatest joys. She also enjoyed talking with her siblings every day and weekly visits from many close relatives, as well as spending time at the family camp on Saratoga Lake. When her husband retired, they enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy where they both had relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Miranda Sr.; two brothers, Dr. Lucien Pastore and Paul Pastore; and three sisters, Rose Miranda, Irene Schallehen, and Florence Fountaine. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Cutbush(Steve Hutchins) and son, Joseph J. Miranda Jr.(Pam); grandchildren, Andrea Stewart (Craig), Billy Miranda (Denise), Joey Miranda, Lisa Brassard (PJ), Tom Cutbush (Sara Fox) and Zack Hutchins (Kate) and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa on Saturday, November 4th where a mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday November 3rd at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

The family thanks the staff at Wesley for the compassionate care given to Theresa over the last few years. Memorial contributions can be made to The Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Judy Kelley

Very sorry for your loss.

Mike & Lori McCaffrey

A terrific lady who has a terrific family - I hope we all can go through life as happily as Theresa has.

Carl Caporale

Lisa and PJ my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family for your loss.

Ardella Baxter Hutchins

Joe and family, So sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories sustain you during this sad time.


Hank & Marianne Kawecki

So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family.

Ron and Lori Agnew

Joe and family our thoughts and prayers to you at this time of sorrow - such a nice lady - sweet in our memory.