Skip to comments.Teresa Stanley, former Whitey moll, dies of lung cancer at 71
Posted on 08/18/2012 3:52:41 PM PDT by raccoonradio
Teresa Stanley, the onetime Whitey Bulger moll who left behind a cross-country life on the lam to return to her family in South Boston, has died of lung cancer, her family said. She was 71.
She was truly just a beautiful woman, her son-in-law, Ron Adams, told the Herald. To look at her, you would know that. But what a lot of people didnt know is how beautiful she was on the inside as well.
Bulger whisked Stanley away for what he said was a cross-country vacation in late December 1994, starting his 16 years on the run upon learning he was about to be arrested. They spent a New Years Eve in New Orleans where he signed the hotel guest book in his own name and headed west to Arizona and California before Bulger came back East to ditch a homesick Stanley at a Chilis in Hingham. Bulger then swung north to town, where he picked up Catherine Grieg, his now-imprisoned sidekick who was captured with him in a rent-controlled Santa Monica flat last summer.
Stanley who told a federal jury in 2002 that she lived as if she were Bulgers wife did not speak of her stint on the run, her son-in-law said.
She didnt feel that anyone should really know those details, what have you, he said. She came back for the right reasons, because she missed her family and wanted to be part of it.
Stanley was diagnosed about six months ago, Adams said, but kept an optimistic outlook and even planned to return to work as an event caterer.
She always felt she could beat it. She truly was fighting and always felt she would get through it, he said.
Stanley lived two doors from her 91-year-old mother in South Boston, caring for her diligently until the final few weeks of her own life, Adams said.
Calling hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at OBrien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester St., South Boston. The funeral Mass will be held at Gate of Heaven church.
Adams said well-known well-wishers from the neighborhood have given their condolences, but he declined to say whom.
He said no one from the Bulger family had contacted him as of this morning.
I can assure you many many people have called and come by and expressed their condolences, he said.
My mother,who grew up in Southie,used to say that you're known by the company you keep.I've always firmly believed this to be true.So Teresa's willingness to hang out with a serial killing psychopath puts the lie to *this* claim.
My aunt,who grew up in Southie and believed that nothing bad could come from Southie *and* was almost obscenely proud of her Irish ancestry,idolized Billy Bulger.I tried to convince her that he was a master con artist,crook and psychopath.and I gave her evidence to back it up.She wouldn't listen to a word I said
Prayers for a misguided soul.