Teresa Jane Risch
Teresa Jane Risch
August 28, 1960 - September 25, 2019


Teresa Jane Risch, 59, of St. Augustine passed away September 25, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness.

Teresa was born in San Miguel, Portugal (Azores) and had been a resident of St. Augustine for 19 years coming from Palatka. She was a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville and received her bachelorís degree in nursing from St. Johns River State College via the bridge program. She was formerly employed at Putnam Community Medical Center and had worked as a surgical nurse at Baptist Hospital in downtown Jacksonville on the Orthopedic floor. She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in St. Augustine. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, the beach, shell hunting, nature and her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, E. David Risch, M.D., and her father, Kenneth E. Smith.

Surviving are her mother, Teri Smith; a son, Johnathan Fordham; a daughter, Christine Fordham; five step-sons and spouses, David Risch (Tammy), Bob Risch (Beth), Kris Risch (Tracey), Mark Risch (Becky) and Greg Risch (Benita); three step-daughters and spouses, Pat Ptolemy (Steve), Margaret Broussard (Keith) and Valerie Risch; a brother and sister-in-law, John Smith (Lynn); a sister, Libby Smith; twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 9:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in St. Augustine with Fr. Brian Eburn officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 6: 00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are requested to St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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