OBITUARY

Theresa Pye Wilson

April 30, 1929February 16, 2014

Theresa “Terry” (Pye) Wilson passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Terry was born in Flushing, NY on April 30, 1929 to Frank and Josephine Pye. She moved to Greenwich as a young girl and attended St. Mary’s and Greenwich Public schools with the class of 1947.

Terry married Bill Wilson and raised their four children in Glenville, where they owned and operated the New Beagle Inn for many years. She touched many people through various jobs she held after closing the Beagle, including the junior department of The Dress Box, and as the hostess at The Horseneck Tavern. She was the familiar friendly face behind the service counter of Toyota of Greenwich, always answering the phone with that sultry voice. She retired from Toyota at age 65 and took a job at Greenwich Library at the Welcome desk where she warmly welcomed patrons (both new and old friends) every weekday until retirement about a year and a half ago.

Terry was fiercely proud of her Irish heritage and her family ties in County Tyrone, Ireland. She had an extraordinary sense of humor (often catching people off guard); she was the life of any party and especially enjoyed a great meal, a drink and gathering with family and friends. Some of her favorite things were reading, cooking, animals, music and dancing, trips to Island Beach and above all else, her family. Her quick wit and warm personality will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Terry is survived by her children: Ginger Phelps (Danny), Bonnie Cassone, and Warren Wilson (Jayne). Also surviving are her grandchildren; Meaghan, Jason, Sean, Betsey, Erica, Brooke, Patrick and Will and two great-grandchildren; Brandon and Max. She was pre-deceased by her husband Bill and son Scott.

The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff who took such good care of her through the years, especially those at Nathaniel Witherell and the Mews.

A mass of celebration will be held at St. Mary’s on Greenwich Avenue on Saturday, February 22nd at 11AM followed by a gathering at The Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club. There will be no calling hours as her wishes were to have a mass and a “party” to celebrate her life. Burial will be privately held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to Neighbor to Neighbor, The Nathaniel Witherell, or the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • Reception Saturday, February 22, 2014
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David Stack

February 26, 2014

Dear Warren & Family -
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. She was a very special lady who was always very kind and welcoming to me. No matter how many times she asked me to call her "Terry" I could not do it as I had the utmost respect for her and the family.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Wilson.

February 26, 2014

Dear Bonnie -
I'm so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Mrs. Wilson was my second mother, only much more fun and savvy. . She fed me well and made sure I was behaving (and she always knew when we weren't!). Your mom taught me so many valuable life lessons -- I remember her fondly.
Love, Daria

Andrea Doty

February 25, 2014

Dear Bonnie and Family,
Your Mom was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Starting with how she welcomed me into your home/family during the middle school years to when I would see her at the Greenwich Library, she was always so loving and caring. So sorry for your loss.

February 25, 2014

Dear: Warren,Jayne & Family. We were so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful woman. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this most difficult time.

Frank & Mary Pedwano (Milford,CT)

Dave Robbins

February 24, 2014

To The Wilson family; The good times with your mom were too numerous to remember. What a great lady full of Irish wit and humor. God Bless you all in this time of sorrow.

Dave Hvolbeck

February 22, 2014

Ginger, Bonnie, and Warren , your mom has been part of my life from the very young days at Glenville school, to the parties in your basement to the days at the GB&YC. She has always been a very bright light for all of us ! God be with her ! Thank you Terry ! So sorry for your loss .

Nancy McGrath

February 22, 2014

To Bonnie and all of the Wilson family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of your Mom, her quick wit and smile made all of us smile. I will always remember her that way.

David Deneen

February 22, 2014

Warren,Jane and family,we will miss Terry very much,what great memories we had,Walker Ct. one of the best neighborhoods to grow up in, in Greenwich,our love and thoughts to you all

Mike & Jessica Pfalzgraf

February 22, 2014

Terry will be missed by everyone who had the priviledge of meeting her! She brought brightness to every place and person she met. She loved her family fiercely and and was proud of all of you. And any day we feel warm sunshine upon our faces, let it bring happy memories of Terry and her delightful personality touching our hearts once again. Deepest sympathies to the family.

Judy Hanscom

February 22, 2014

Warren, Jane & family. So sorry to hear about your Mom. Terry was such a great lady. She will be truly missed
Raleigh & Judy Hanscom