Terri Marie Brode

  • Died: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Darien, Connecticut

Lawrence Funeral Home

2119 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820

Tel. (203) 655-6127

Tribute & Message From The Family

Terri Marie Brode died peacefully on October 31, 2020 at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY with her husband Andrew at her side following complications from surgery.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Terri graduated from Roncalli High School in Indianapolis in 1985 and Butler University in 1989 with a degree in accounting. After working for Arthur Anderson for 5 years and ready for a change, Terri attended Duke University receiving an MBA in 1995. Her sights set on NYC, Terri accepted a job with JP Morgan where she would meet her husband and marry in 1997. Following early success in her career, Terri had her first child and immediately knew in her heart where she was needed most. Home raising her four children who along with her husband, became the most important thing in her life.
Terri was a devoted mother and wife to her family and was always their biggest fan regardless of what they were doing. She was deeply involved in her children's school activities and looked forward to the many sporting events cheering on enthusiastically from the sidelines. Terri had a passion for traveling and always looked forward to family vacations never wanting to go to the same place twice. When she was not at home taking care of her family, she enjoyed spending time laughing with friends, reading a good novel, and running – having marked the NYC Marathon in under 4 hours off the bucket list.
In addition to her husband Andrew of 23 years and her 4 children Rhyan, Alex, Turner, and Campbell, Terri is survived by her mother Jeannie Pierle, sister Kelly Rechtin (Doug), brothers Michael Pierle (Kim) and James Pierle (Hanna), mother-in-law Joan Brode, sister-in-law Sue Schwartzman (Dave), brother-in-law Charles Brode (Ridgely), a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and of course, her beloved chocolate labs, Lucy and Sophie.
Terri will be remembered as a devoted wife, dedicated mother, loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Terri had a laugh that would light up a room and the most amazing heart that if you had the good fortune to enter and be a part of, you will never forget. Her presence, love and support will be missed dearly.
A walk through visitation for family, friends, and others whose lives Terri touched are invited to St. Luke's Church, 1864 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, laugh at all the wonderful memories that Terri leaves us with. Masks are required and social distancing will expected as guest walk through, pay their respects and exit without lingering to assure that everyone has the same opportunity. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Person-to-Person, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For travel directions or to sign her on-line guest book, please visit www.lawrencefuneralhome.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Pierle and Brode Families,

I am so sad to hear the news of Terri's passing. My condolences to you all.

To add to the celebration of her life....

Terri was my schoolmate, teammate, playmate at St. Mark and Roncalli HS in Indy. My sister, Kathleen and Terri were friends growing up, their elementary school days through college years.

A friend and I were together just last week remembering the good ol days. We exchanged memories of Terri!
Terri and I played kickball, volleyball and were cheerleaders together at St. Mark. I have a great memory of playing volleyball in the gym at the old school on Bluff Road. Terri's cousin, Colleen and her Aunt were our coaches. Memorable was a family of grace and beauty.

I also remember Mrs. Pierle driving us to kickball games and catching a ride from High School in the station wagon, you know the wooden panel, Beaver! THere were usually 5-10 passangers aboard. All happy as can be. Terri shotgun. Mrs. Pierle checking in on us in the rearview. Asking us how we were all doing. There was an admirable ease, calm and openness between Terri and her mom. Lots of giggles and giddy.

Terri came from a good family and I am certain she had a good one out east with youall!!
Sitting in the hs gym for an assembly I recall a boy next to me saying "let's wave to terri". I said, "where, I don't see her?" he said, " are you crazy? she sticks out like a soar thumb!" she did. ANd it sounds like she continued to in her life. She was so smart. shiny! Beautiful! So sorry for your loss.

With love,
Therese (Haigerty) Alpern

Posted by therese alpern - Indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   November 05, 2020

Terri and I were great friends and I am so truly sad and heartbroken over her loss. She was incredibly smart, kind, funny and beautiful. I have such fond memories of our times together over the years, especially at the Pierle home in the late 70's & early 80's. I was treated like a daughter and a sister. I am so sorry for your loss, Pierle and Brode families. May Terri rest in peace. I will miss her dearly, but will have our memories forever. Kathleen Haigerty

Posted by Kathleen Haigerty - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 05, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Terri's passing. My sincere condolences to the entire Pierle family during this difficult time.

Posted by Brian Disborough - Fishers, IN - Family Friend   November 03, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Pierle and Brode families. I graduated from Roncalli with Terri in 1985. She was destined for success and obviously fit the bill. Her beautiful dimples, infectious laugh and kindness will live on forever. Until we meet again, my friend. Rest in eternal peace.

Missy (Hoffman) Hathaway
Roncalli Class of 1985

Posted by Missy Hathaway - Muncie, IN - Classmate   November 02, 2020

Terri was my sorority sister. Terri was beautiful inside and out! She had a smile that would light up a room, especially her dimples! She was so smart. We all new she'd be successful. Everyone in our sorority loved her! God bless her family during this very difficult time. She will be greatly missed!

Posted by Michele (Tepe) McNeill - Granger, IN - Friend   November 02, 2020