Terry Iadicicco Lowe died peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 1, holding the hand of her husband Tim, the love of her life, and with her loving, devoted daughter Josie by her side, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 58.

Her self-proclaimed greatest joy and accomplishment was her daughter, of whom she was most proud.

She was born and raised in Philadelphia. Her family’s strong ties to the Vineyard meant she spent summers here during her adolescence and early adult years. After moving to New York city and having Josie, she decided to give up urban life for a new start on the Vineyard.

She met Tim at the Camp Ground in 1999 and they enjoyed a great life together for 21 years.

She had an unparalleled passion and enjoyment for her work: she was always excited and looked forward to another day of new challenges as practice manager and veterinary technician at Animal Health Care Associates. Her lifelong affection for animals made this avocation a perfect fit for her.

Terry appreciated and enjoyed experiencing the cultures of food, travel and music, and she loved to dance. She cherished her strong and close relationship with her family and friends, and her friends became family.

In addition to Josie and Tim, Terry is survived by her mother, Constance (Connie) Iadicicco, her brother Jeffery and his wife Christina (Chrissy) and their children Bobby, Jackie and her boyfriend Zane Smith, in Raleigh.

She always made it clear that one of the gifts of her and Tim’s union was gaining another family in Tim’s family: Craig and Edie Lowe; Nancy and Claude Casey; nephew Matt and niece Maria Lowe, who gave comfort by opening their home during care and treatment trips to Boston; nephew Andy Lowe and his girlfriend Maggie; Damon Cleveland and family; and Mason Gayles and family.

She also cherished her New York and Philly families; her tribe of friends extended near and far because of her infectious spirit.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, to aid with their continued world-class care and research.