Hoyt C. Pease, 93, Was Chilmark Summer Fixture

Hoyt C. Pease died peacefully after a short illness at Emerson Hospital in Concord, on Sept. 29. He was 93. Mr. Pease, who lived in Chilmark during the summer and autumn months has been a summer resident of Martha's Vineyard for over 70 years. In the winter he lived in Southington, Conn.

Mr. Pease was born in New Britain, Conn. on June 24, 1911, and though after his retirement he moved to the neighboring town of Southington he always considered New Britain as his home. He worked his entire career for the Stanley Works, retiring as Vice President-Manufacturing. In the late 1930's he established and managed Stanley Tools Great Britain in Sheffield, England, where he met, Patricia, his wife of 65 years.

He served on the boards of directors of the Stanley Works, the New Britain National Bank, the Burritt Mutual Savings Bank, American Paper Goods, and Hartford Steam Boiler. He was trustee of the Jerome Home in New Britain, served as President of the YMCA and on the International Committee for the Northeast United States, the Community Chest in New Britain, and New Britain Family Services. He served as member of the Standing Committee of the First Church of Christ in New Britain for many years. He was chairman of the Chilmark Pond Association.

Mr. Pease loved his wife and family, his country, Yale University and the Stanley Works. He graduated from Groton School in 1930 and from Yale in 1934. He served as chairman of class agents for the Yale Alumni Fund for 65 years and chairman of bequests and endowments. He was chairman of the Yale Harvard Boat race for over 30 years and was a recipient of the Yale medal. Even while in the hospital he remembered clearly the results of the boat race in June and looked forward to a reversal of the results next year. There was never an occasion when visiting a hardware store he didn't check to make sure Stanley products were prominently displayed.

Mr. Pease was an enthusiastic golfer and served on the boards of both the Edgartown Golf Club and the Shuttle Meadow Golf Club in New Britain. He was instrumental in introducing the game of paddle tennis and building new courts to Shuttle Meadow many years ago when the game was in its infancy. He finished his golf career playing a sparkling nine holes in Edgartown on a beautiful day in mid August.

Mr. Pease leaves his wife Patricia; his children, Bart, Colin, and Sam; Bart's former wife Joanne; Colin's wife Pamela and Sam's wife Sarah. He leaves six grandchildren Andrew, Grafton, Molly, Abby, Sarah and Thomas all of whom brought enormous joy into his life. He leaves a legacy of love, gracious courtesy and great humor.

The family will return Mr. Pease to Chilmark in a small graveside ceremony and will hold a memorial service to celebrate his life at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 23, at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 830 Corbin avenue, New Britain, Conn. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Yale Alumni Fund or the Yale Rowing Association at 265 Church street, P.O. Box 1890, New Haven, CT 06508, or the First Church of Christ Congregational, New Britain, CT., or the YMCA of New Britain, 50 High street, New Britain, CT 06052 Arrangements under the direction of MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral and Cremation Service, Concord. www.concordfuneral.com.