23-Year Employee Eileen Day Dies at Age 74

Eileen Day, 74, of Middlefield, Conn. died Nov. 22. Day was born in Rockfall, Conn. June 17, 1935. She worked at Wesleyan for 23 years, and also served on the board of Middlefield Cemetery.

Day worked as an administrative assistant in the Office of Events Scheduling for first part of her career and in Physical Plant in the Student Life Facilities office at the latter end. She retired in 2003 to spend time with her family and to travel. She loved to visit family that live in different areas of the country.

“Eileen was a trusted and loyal employee as well as a spectacular person,” says Jeff Sweet, facilities manager in Physical Plant. “She will be missed by her many friends in Physical Plant as well as other departments on campus.”

She enjoyed kayaking with the River Ravens and playing Bunco with “The Girls.” She loved gardening and quilting; most of all she loved her family.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her three children, Timothy Day and his wife, Valerie, of New Hampshire, Desiree Wirthlin and her husband, Chris, of Tennessee, Douglas Day and his wife, Rumiko, of Texas; two brothers, Robert Prue of Florida, Thomas Prue of Middletown; four sisters, Dorothy Tyc of Rockfall, Virginia Konefal of Rockfall, Patricia Damiata of Cromwell and Lorraine Swenson of North Carolina. She was predeceased by six brothers, Bernard, Leonard, Charles, William, Donald and Nelson Prue, and a sister, Delores Prue.