Cynthia Snowden (Gifford) Terry, 83

Aug 17, 2020

Cynthia Snowden (Gifford) Terry, age 83, of Acushnet, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly on August 13, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the beloved wife of Richard F. Terry, to whom she had been married for 49 years.

Cynthia was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Anne (Cameron) Gifford and was a 1956 graduate of Dartmouth High School. After graduation, she worked in accounting for the Fall River Trust Company in Fall River for several years. After raising her children she went back to work and became the manager of a laundromat in Middleboro for 12 years until her retirement several years ago.

When Cindie walked into the room her big smile and hugs brought an undeniable warmth to everyone. She was tireless and had a passion for life. Throughout her life she enjoyed knitting, watching the Red Sox, reading Stephen King novels, playing pepper with her husband and most of all grand parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of her life and one that she excelled at.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her five children, Jennifer Dahlberg and her husband Craig and their children Alyson and Samuel of Acushnet, Richard Derek Terry of Attleboro, Melanie Henricksen and her husband Darrin and their children Noah and Jacob of Assonet, Michael Larkin and his family of West Branch, Michigan and Timothy Larkin and his family of Portsmouth, RI and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Terry was the sister of the late Joanne Goodwin and Cameron Gifford.

Her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 23 at 2 p.m. in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Her family will greet relatives and friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or For online tributes or for directions, visit