Pearl Barbara Hey of Fairfield died May 25, 2010, after a battle with cancer.

Born on Nov. 28, 1931, in McKeesport, Pa., to the late Dorothy B. (Molnar) Horvath and John Horvath, she grew up in Fairfield. She married her husband of 56 years, Thomas H. Hey of Fairfield, on Feb. 27, 1954.

After graduating from Roger Ludlowe High School, Hey worked as a dental assistant at several practices throughout Fairfield and Bridgeport and then transitioned into bookkeeping and office management. She served in this capacity at many organizations within the greater Fairfield business community.

Most recently, Hey worked as the office manager for 10 years at the Unquowa School in Fairfield, where she greatly enjoyed the camaraderie of her colleagues. She retired from her position at Unquowa to serve as a mentor to her grandson, Timothy Hey of Milford.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and her two sisters, and enjoyed hosting family celebrations. She was a talented cook and took great pride in her culinary creations, which were always lovingly prepared and shared.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Janine Hey of Southington; grandsons, Timothy Hey of Milford, and Kyle Lucht of Southington; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Brian Swanson of Bridgeport; her sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Gil Tanguay of Goshen; a brother-in-law, Mark A. Lewis of Orange; and Christina Hey of Milford.

She is also survived by her nephew and his wife, Mace and Laurie Lewis, and their sons, Matthew, Andrew and Aaron, of Mystic; and her nephew and his wife, John and Joanne Lewis, and their children, Joseph and Jessica, of Beacon Falls.

She was predeceased on May 14, 2010, by her sister, Judith H. Lewis of Orange.

A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at Black Rock Congregational Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Black Rock Congregational Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT.

The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, is assisting the family with arrangements. To sign an online guest register, visit