APPLETON — Wendy Thatcher-Hall passed away peacefully Friday, April 16, 2021 at her home in Appleton with her loving husband, Robert, by her side.
She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 8, 1949 to Lawrence Gilbert and Doris Brown (Kellogg), the second of five daughters.
Wendy attended Wendell Cross Elementary School and graduated from Crosby High School in Waterbury, Connecticut in the spring of 1967. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut in 1971 with her degree in music education. Her first teaching job was at the Carmel Central Schools in Carmel, New York where she taught until 1975.
In 1975 she first realized her lifelong dream of becoming a mother when her only son, Scott, was born. She went on to have three daughters, Sarah, Caitlin and Jessica, over the next six years. She was blessed to be able to stay home and raise her children when they were very young.
In May of 1984 she moved with her family to Peabody Road in Appleton. When she had to go back to work in 1986, she was fortunate to stitch together three part time jobs teaching music at Lincolnville Central School, Hope Elementary School and Appleton Village School. From 1993-2000 she worked at MBNA first in Camden, then in Belfast, but her true calling was teaching music. She returned to Appleton Village School in 2000 where she taught until her retirement in 2014.
Throughout her career she had the joy of sharing her love of music with hundreds of local children. Many of those former students became treasured friends after her retirement.
After reconnecting with her long-time friend from New York, Robert Hall in 1988, they fell deeply in love and married on April 17, 1993. They were so fortunate to have 28 blissful years together. They enjoyed many trips together including cruises and even a cross country road trip. They had talked about another road trip, but alas it wasn’t meant to be.
Family was everything to Wendy. She lived for her children and grandchildren. They were the apple of her eye and she would do anything for them. She attended numerous sporting events including football, basketball, soccer, cheering, softball, skiing and more, always cheering on both teams and all the players. For many years she baked cookies with her family every Thanksgiving weekend.
Wendy was predeceased by her parents her sister Kim Siercks, step-son Ryan Hall, brother-in-law Alfred Hall.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hall; brother-in-law Jack Hall; son, Scott and wife Nawamas Chumowart of Boston; daughters Sarah Thatcher of Waldoboro, Caitlin and Josh Harrington of Appleton, Jessica and Brett Byers of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen and Jason Wimberley of Arizona, Erin and Joe Cuchelo of New York; grandchildren Sophie and Gracie Robbins, Abbie, JJ and Jacob Harrington, Alexis and Josh Dale, Colton Tipton, Sylvia and Eamon Self, and Warren Byers, Brooke, Olivia, Harley and Lara Wimberley, Breena, Danica and Mya Cuchelo; as well as great grandchildren Mikey and Layla Appollonia and Ariel Yapp.
A Memorial Service was held on April 24, 2021 at Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church, in Rockland. Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to Union Ambulance, P.O. Box 186, Union, Maine 04862.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.