Therese Crowe was born in Co. Kerry, Ireland, one of six children of the late James and Brigid Crowe. She resided in Killarney for two years before her father James, who worked for CIE, moved the family to his native Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Crowe received her early education at the Presentation School in Thurles, and the Mercy School in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. She pursued a nursing career at St. Patrick’s Home for Children in Blackrock, Dublin, and Margate Nursing Home in Kent, England. Arriving in the United States in 1962, she worked and lived at St. Francis Hospital in the Bronx, while continuing her studies at the New York Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical School and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. After St. Francis Hospital, Therese moved to Webb Avenue, where she lived until 1975.
In addition to her work for the Tipperary Hurling Club, of which she is currently vice president, and the New York GAA Board, Crowe is a dedicated member of the Tipperary N&B and the United Irish Counties Associations. Every Sunday, she can be found assisting the doctor and giving aid to injured players at Gaelic Park. She devotes many hours to visiting Bronx shut-ins, and many other worthwhile charity endeavors.
Among the many awards and honors she has received over the years are the Campbell Houilhan Award from the Donegal Football Club; the President’s Award, presented by the GAA in recognition of her contributions to the organization in both New York and Ireland; and “Bronx Woman of the Year,” presented to her by Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carri