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Theresa A. (Surpitski) Wile

Theresa A. (Surpitski) Wile, 89, wife of the late Richard A. Wile formerly of Brownville Avenue, Ipswich, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in her home at Avita of Newburyport.

Born in Cambridge, daughter of the late Charles  and Victoria (Skalny) Surpitski, she was raised on the Surpitski Family Farm on Linebrook Road, Ipswich. She  was a 1946 graduate of Ipswich High School and  continued her education with two years of business college. Married in 1948 in Sacred Heart Church in Ipswich, the Wiles made their home and raised their family on Brownville Avenue. As a young woman she was employed at Sylvania in Ipswich,and returned to work when her family was  grown. While raising her family she was employed at the former Hillís Family Store, GTE, and with Breaktime of Ipswich.

Theresa loved the time she spent with family and friends. She was a longtime  communicant of Sacred Heart Parish where she was a member of the Holy Rosary Society and a hard worker and  organizer of the annual Polish Picnic.  She loved ethnic cooking, baking and home gardening. 

She is survived by three sons, Gary B. Wile of Newburyport, Steven C. Wile of NC, and Peter M. Wile of Ipswich; five grandchildren, Alexis Wile of Exeter, NH, Joshua Wile of Newburyport, Meghan Brennan of Ipswich, Callie Wile of NYC and Seth Wile of CA; five great grandchildren, Taylor and Riley Brennan, and Kaya, Holden and Henley Cargill; a sister, Gertrude Mackey of Salem, and many nephews and nieces. She was the mother of the late R. Craig Wile formerly of Ipswich and sister of the late Alexander, George, John, Charles, Joseph and Edward Surpitski, Mary Duda and Alice Sherys.

Her funeral will be held 9 am Friday from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Thursday 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Alzheimerís Association of SE Mass, 311 Arsenal Street. Watertown, MA 02472.


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