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Wendy Spillane Pease

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Wendy Spillane Pease died peacefully at home on May 18, 2013 in Durham, NC surrounded by her loving family. Wendy was born in Hartford, CT May 28, 1946 to the late Mildred Terrill and Julius Spillane and married her high school sweetheart, James C. Pease, on June 22, 1968. She and Jim lived in West Hartford, CT until they moved to North Carolina in 1996.

Wendy leaves behind her beloved husband, Jim, and three devoted children: Melissa Pease Scheffler and her husband Kevin Scheffler of Pittsburgh, PA; Aimee Pease Fox and her husband Matthew Fox of Arlington, MA; and Edward Barber Pease and his wife Loren Grosso Pease of Pittsboro, NC. She also leaves eight precious grandchildren: Julie, Emily & Lindsay Scheffler; Bayley & Camden Fox; and Andrew, Tyler & Bradon Pease. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Beverly S. Hunter and her husband, Stuart, of Ft. Myers Beach, Fl; and brothers, Lowell T. Spillane and his wife, Susan of Sanibel , Fl and Shelburne, VT and Robert W. Spillane and his wife, Cheryl, of Littleton, NH and Winchester, CT.

After graduating from Middlebury College, Wendy had a career as a human resources officer in the financial services sector before retiring in 1996. She served in numerous capacities throughout her life, as a Deacon and Elder in the Presbyterian Church USA, a volunteer with Duke HomeCare and Hospice, a discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship, and a willing care giver for her mother during the last years of her life. Wendy enjoyed swimming, water skiing, and playing golf with the Nifty Niner group at Chapel Hill Country Club. Above all, she cherished her faith, family, and friends and especially treasured time with her grandchildren. Wendy will be remembered for her kind words, gentle spirit and her servant’s heart.

Her family and friends will celebrate her life at a memorial service at Triangle Presbyterian Church, 5001 Tudor Place, Durham, NC 27713 on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wendy’s memory to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, http://dhch.duhs.duke.edu/make-donation or to Triangle Presbyterian Church in support of the sponsorship of the students in Haiti.

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Condolences for the family of “Wendy Spillane Pease”

Condolence from Susan L Richards on May 19th, 2013 12:00 am

Wendy will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a wonderful Christian and showed the love of the Lord.

Condolence from Suzanne Sherwood Cane on May 20th, 2013 12:00 am

Wendy was a close friend in high school. She was kind and generous, spunky and intelligent. Her lively spirit has remained with me all these years, and I am saddened by her passing. May her family draw strength and comfort from each other.

Condolence from Amy Sheehan Latva-Kokko on May 24th, 2013 12:00 am

Dear Pease Family,
I am so saddened by your loss. I remember Mrs. Pease fondly, hosting playdates and a strong presence in our community and raising great kids.
Our father is recently departed, and I know it can be toughest on those beloved grandchildren. Wishing you comfort in this sad time. I trust she rests in peace.
Amy Sheehan Latva-Kokko

Condolence from David Riihimaki & family on May 25th, 2013 12:00 am

Mrs. Pease old habits made a huge difference in my life through her kindness and warmth. Remembering her reminds me how much fun I had growing up with Melissa, Aimee and Ted. May her peace be your peace. From all of us in upstate NY.

Condolence from Steve and Patty Holt on May 25th, 2013 12:00 am

Jim and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss Wendy’s smiling face in our neighborhood. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Roy & Christine Smith on May 29th, 2013 12:00 am

Many times we have admired Wendy from afar. She had a natural joy about her, a loving nature & generous spirit. She embraced our children with love and kindness. Her energy and affection with her grandchildren was extraordinary. We have been blessed to know her as our neighbor, and friend. May God comfort and bless all those whose hearts are broken. She has left this world, but not your hearts. Peace & Love to you.

Condolence from Essie Labrot on May 30th, 2013 12:00 am

Jim and family,
I was so sad to read of Wendy’s passing. I worked with her in Human Resources in Hartford for many years – what a gem of a person! Her kindness and generous spirit was such an inspiration. You and the kids were such a joy to her. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Condolence from Eddie Mascolo on May 31st, 2013 12:00 am

Dear Pease Family,

We are sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

My family has had a connection with each of you since we were kids. Be it my sister Marisa with Melissa, myself and Aimee or my wife Melissa to Ted. I remember how much fun we had hanging out at your house; your mom was always so caring and generous. She always made me feel welcome.

Again we are sorry and we wish the best for you all.

The Mascolo Family

Condolence from Ann Taylor Kemp on June 1st, 2013 12:00 am

My deepest condolences to all in the Pease family. I was in the Chaffee class of “64 with Wendy and have so many fond memories of her and our heart to heart talks at school. Our 17th reunion at your home in West Hartford was especially memorable. I hope friends and family will be of comfort to you in this difficult time.

Condolence from Eric Ferris on June 3rd, 2013 12:00 am

Pease Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Pease was a special person who was always so welcoming when I would see her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Eric Ferris
Conard HS ’91/West Hartford, CT

Condolence from Barbara Cloonan on June 5th, 2013 12:00 am

Our deepest sympathy to all of you on Wendy’s passing. We feel a very deep sadness that she has left you all too soon.Our memories of the days on Cherryfield and Pinebrook are filled with joy and friendship. Wendy’s great smile will be with us always. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Barbara and Bob Cloonan and family

Condolence from Rev. Sally D. Brown on June 25th, 2013 12:00 am

Roger and I were so sorry to read about Wendy’s passing. We remember her well from West Hartford days. At one time, we were in a Dinner-Prayer Group and often met at her and Jim’s home. Also, they lived right up the street from us and their children were at school with our two sons, Jonathan and Jeffrey.
Wendy was always a vibrant, engaging, faith-filled person who did so much for others and was always concerned about helping people facing difficult situations.
Her family, church, and community will sorely miss her. May fond memories of Wendy stay with you all throughout your lives. She was a wonderful example of one who loved God and neighbor.
Blessings and love,
Rev. Sally and Roger Brown

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