Terence “Terry” Matthew McAuley

Published 9:14 am Friday, December 28, 2012

CHESAPEAKE, VA – Terence “Terry” Matthew McAuley, age 92, passed away December 24, 2012 in Chesapeake, VA after approximately two years of declining health.

Terry was born in Darlington, England on November 9, 1920 of Irish parents, Ted McAuley and Sarah Cooper McAuley. The family lived in Ireland until they immigrated to the US and settled in Philadelphia, where Terry lived until a visit to North Carolina as a teenager changed his life. He loved the slow paced small town life surrounding Murfreesboro, so he decided to get a job and move south. He found a job at Riverside Basket Factory and soon married his first wife, Hattie Joyner. He often entertained his family with stories of his adventures as an Irish “Yankee” in Murfreesboro.

He eventually went to work for Hercules Chemical Company as a mechanic and was there until his retirement. Terry became a volunteer fireman and served for many years. He also became a Mason and spent many years in Masonic service. Following the death of his first wife, he married Dorothy “Dot” Mann Boone. They later relocated to the Outer Banks and lived there until Dot’s death in 2010.  Terry’s declining health resulted in his moving to an assisted living facility in Chesapeake where he was living at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Hattie; second wife Dorothy; infant son Dennis; daughter Linda McAuley Allsbrook; and son Edward Matthew McAuley.

Terry is survived by son-in-law Jimmy Allsbrook of Virginia Beach, VA and grandsons Jay Allsbrook with wife Ashley of Portsmouth, VA, and Mike Allsbrook with wife Debbie of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by daughter-in-law Pam McAuley of Nashville, NC and grandsons Matt McAuley with wife Carolyn of Nashville, NC and John McAuley with wife Betsie of Franklinton, NC. Terry is also survived by 12 great grandchildren. In addition to his natural descendants, Terry is also survived by his four stepchildren and their families. Terry’s stepdaughter Diane Boone Morgan with husband David and son Scott live in Currituck County, NC and their son Steve Hill with wife Elizabeth and two sons of Winterville, NC. Terry’s stepson Joe Boone with wife Mary live in Pendleton, NC and have four daughters, Cheryl McCloy with husband Kevin and two children of Morganton, NC, Mary Jo Revelle and three children of Conway, NC, Tammy Boone with one child from Harbinger, NC, and Lori Boris with husband Gary and three children from Courtland, VA. Terry’s stepson Jimmy Boone and late wife Gina of Ahoskie have two children, Jacqueline and Richard Boone. Terry’s stepson Jerry with wife Sandra live in Kill Devil Hills, NC and have three sons, Jeremy Boone with wife Brandy and four children, Adam Boone, and Trent Boone, all of Hubert, NC.

A memorial service for Terry will be held at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Masonic Rites. Private burial will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro.