Wendy P Epstein

Wendy Epstein, a longtime Stamford resident passed away on Tuesday, March 12th 2013. For those who knew Wendy, she was a force. She spoke her mind, had strong opinions about right and wrong, and always let you know when she thought you were wrong. She always went to great lengths to help and support her friends in all of their own pursuits and she received so much fulfillment from their accomplishments. She cherished her friendships and found herself surrounded by a diverse group of people that crossed generations, professions, and backgrounds. Wendy was born in Brooklyn, NY to Samuel and Beverly. She attended Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, NY and later the Collegiate Business Institute. She would eventually meet and marry Marvin Epstein with whom she had two sons, Michael and Marc. Throughout her life she found work at a television station, a law firm, a corporate headquarters, a mortgage firm, and most recently the Perrot Library in Greenwich where she found great fulfillment from her interactions with both staff and patrons and where her absence will be felt by all. And through it all, with little conversation or attention, was Wendy’s volunteer work and philanthropic donations. Wendy fought lung cancer with grace, dignity, and strength. And she won. Unfortunately, that fight left her unprepared for the fight that followed. She left this world after 68 years surrounded by love and holding her children’s hands. Wendy’s love and support will be greatly missed by those fortunate enough to have received it throughout the years. She is survived by her children Michael Epstein and Marc and Quyen Epstein-Ngo along with her grandchildren Asher Meir and Samara Rose. A memorial service will be held at 11:30am on Friday, March 15th at Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made in Wendy’s name to the Perrot Memorial Library, 90 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 15, 2013

Wendy P Epstein

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Marilyn Tanner

March 30, 2013

I new Wendy from being a frequent visitor to the library and checking out books. She helped me learn how best to use the library website when it was put in place, and I always enjoyed our chats as she processed my books that I was taking home. I already miss her, and soon I am having flowers placed in her honor at the library. She was a bright light, and shined on so many. I did not realize she was ill. Shortly before she passed, she was glowing and speaking of her trip to see her grandson. I believe she was able to accomplish this and I am glad. Blessings and may your many memories carry you through this time of sadness.

Peggy & Keith Wofsey

March 24, 2013

We are so very sorry for the loss of Wendy. We will miss her walking and talking on the phone & chatting in the elevator. She really was a delight to see & always brought a smile with her.
We will miss her.
Peggy & Keith

March 20, 2013

Michael and Marc, my deepest sympathies to both of you! I am truly devastated to learn of Wendy's passing and have very fond memories of her and the happy times we shared. I am sorry to have missed the memorial service and the chance to see you and reminisce. She will be deeply missed and I will never forget the many deep discussions we had over a variety of topics. When we were members together at the Landmark Club we nicknamed her the "Gym Bunny" and she loved being called that. She is in my thoughts and prayers and so are the both of you. Warmest and Best regards, Dave Johnson

Melissa Fox

March 18, 2013

I've worked with Wendy at Perrot Memorial Library for many years..., I considered her to be not only a co-worker but a friend. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. I will miss her, and I know that the Library will not be the same without her.

Ken Mak

March 16, 2013

Michael and Marc,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful woman who was so caring and loving of you both as well as everyone around her.

I always enjoyed seeing her and I fondly remember the times we all spent rooting for the Mets, including going to a Subway Series game together.

She will be missed very much, especially her sense of humor and her candor. My deepest condolences and thoughts are with you both during this difficult time.

With deep sympathy,

Ken Mak

Beth Edelman

March 15, 2013

Hello Michael and Marc,

I'm devastated to hear the sad news about your Mom, we were very close for many years. You might remember me, my maiden name was Beth Richman, and I knew both of you before I moved away long ago.

Your Mom was extraordinary. She was always there for me, and gave me the benefit of her opinion, wanted or not, and she was usually right. We danced, dined, went to events and parties, worked out together, took trips, and spent a lot of time with one another. She was a big part of my life, almost every day. I had high hopes of seeing her again, and am greatly saddened to hear this news.

I wish you both well, and hope you take some measure of comfort from my fond and loving remembrance of her. I will miss her terribly.

All my love, Beth

SHS Alumni

March 15, 2013

Mr. Epstein, sorry for the passing of your mother. I wish you and your family love and support in getting past these tough times. You were my teacher at Stamford High back in the late 90's. Your class in psychology changed my life.

Mark Sank

March 15, 2013

Michael and Marc, I have very fond memories of your mom having worked with her for several years. She was a dynamic personality, intelligent, witty, seemingly always smiling. Surpassing all of her wonderful qualities, however, is my memory of how much she loved and adored her two sons. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

gail barzilay

March 15, 2013

I've know Wendy since i'm 12 years old and i just found out about this late last night and I'm still in shock. She was a great friend for many years and i will miss her geratly. My deepest sympathies to her family

gail barzilay

March 15, 2013

Wendy and I knew each other since we were 12 years old. I just found out about this late last night and I'm still in great shock. I am happy that I was able to see her a few weeks ago and she looked great. All my deepest sympahties to her family. She was a great friend with a great sense of humor and will be missed by everyone.

Gail (westport Ct)