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.