D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Margaret Blair Spiller

24 November , 19342 May , 2019

Margaret “Peg” Gordon Spiller, 84, of East Hartford, passed peacefully on May 2, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Loving wife of 59 years to the late Leroy Spiller, she is survived by her four devoted children, son Thomas Spiller and his wife Tanya of South Windsor, daughter, Lois Brookes of Berlin, daughter Margaret Antil of East Hartford and Jeff Antil of Vernon, son Robert Spiller and his husband Randy Parsley of Marlborough. Nine grandchildren that she adored, Stephanie Spiller-MacDonald, Julie Spiller, Kaleigh Spiller, Seth Brookes and his wife Lyndsay, Chad Brookes, McKenzie Brookes, Zachary Antil and his wife Bethany, Blake Antil, Olivia Spiller and her fiancé Chris Caccomo; four great-grandchildren, Capers MacDonald, Camden, Adelyn and Gavin Brookes. She also leaves a sister, Lois Puida of Portland; a brother, John Gordon Jr. and his wife Judy of Newington; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Alfred Puida. Peg was a long-time member and Deaconess at the First Congregational Church of East Hartford. She was an active member and Past President of the East Hartford Woman’s Club and a Paul Harris Fellow from the East Hartford Rotary Club. Peg was involved with many community service projects over the years and a few of her favorites were the First Congregational Church Food Bank, The Oasis Room for the Veterans at MCC, Touchbooks for Blind Children, and Prayer Shawls for the patients at the John DeQuattro Cancer Center. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00am at the First Congregational Church of East Hartford, 837 Main Street, East Hartford. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Tuesday morning. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, (Section A), East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the D’ESOPO- East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Peg’s family would like to thank Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, especially her nurse, Sharon deCastrocain, and her aide, Paula Ellis for the professional care, dedication and the tenderness they provided to Peg and her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Peg’s name may be made to the East Hartford Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 380401, East Hartford, CT 06138-0401. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • East Hartford Woman's Club Scholarship Fund


  • Calling hours Monday, 6 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 7 May , 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, 7 May , 2019


Margaret Blair Spiller

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Prescille Yamamoto

6 May 2019

Dear Spiller Family: You have an amazing mother who contributed so very much not only to her family, but also to her Community. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. I have many fond memories of times with her, in her lovely home, or as part of the Women's Club. Peg always had a big smile for me and often a kind word. It has been my pleasure to know some members of the family and your Dad. May your memories be strength as you say your goodbyes, but cherish your her life.

Skip and Laurie Guillemette

5 May 2019

To Tom and family,
We would like to offer our condolences to you all. We are keeping you in our prayers.
Laurie and Skip Guillemette

Sandi Datna

2 May 2019

The memories are numerous.....rainbow overnights at the cottage, the nickels for making out to the raft at POW. ...I could go on and on.
My heart goes out to you Tom, Lois, Margaret and Robert .....you just know mom and dad are up in heaven celebrating their reunion💜💜💜💜
May your memories be great and your tears be few....love you all💜
Dave and Sandi

Kris Bresch

2 May 2019

My family has had the pleasure of being neighbor’s with all of you (Especially Peg & Roy) at Point O’Woods Beach for over 35 yrs. I enjoyed visiting with your mom at the cottage. Her love for Andy Griffith & The Rustic Cafe will never be forgotten. Lots of good times & laughter & fun were had between 55 & 57 Hillcrest Rd POW Beach. Memories that will always be cherished were made as well. Rest In Peace Peg.
Moe & Caroline Schwartzmann;
Kelly & Angelo Carlone
Kris & Tom Bresch (Meghan too, she adored Meghan)
Kerry & Armand DiMatteo

Caryn Stedman

2 May 2019

Dear Robert, Randy, Olivia and the Spiller family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your amazing mother. I know how close you all are and how much you loved and cared for her. As you said, she is now with your father, the love of her life, and I am sure that thought provides you some comfort in this time of sadness. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. If I were there, I would be at the service for her.

With loving thoughts and prayers,

Caryn Stedman

Louise Antil

2 May 2019

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you, Margaret & family, all the loved ones, and friends your mom leaves. It is so hard to say good bye to our loved ones. May our Heavenly Father help you all heal and the heartache you feel, remind you that your Mom was a very warm and compassionate lady. I did not know her very well, but the few meetings, I remember her to be a very beautiful lady.
Know that she was greeted at the gates and all those loved ones and especially your dad, that preceded her, were there to greet her and say the most precious words, “Welcome Home, we’ve missed you!

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this most difficult time.

Louise Antil