In Loving Memory of Julie Schempp

December 23, 1919
Bridgeport, CT
September 02, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Memorial Service

661 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM


Family Gathering


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

661 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

Julie Schempp

Julie Schempp, 97, of Fairfield, Connecticut, died peacefully in her sleep at home on September 2, 2017. Born December 23, 1919 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, she is predeceased by her late husband of 66 years, Harry Schempp, and her son, Woody Schempp, formerly of Norwalk.

Julie retired as executive secretary from PDS Technologies-in Fairfield at the age of eighty. She was very involved with her community as an officer of the Fairfield Arts Council, a volunteer at the Quick Center of Fairfield University, a Pacer with the Fairfield Senior Center, and an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She also enjoyed playing pinochle until the wee hours of the morning with her sisters and nephew.

Survivors include her daughter, Wendy Matthews of Princeton, NJ; her grandchildren, Maia Vargas of Niantic, Rhoby Schempp of Bridgeport, Avery Matthews of Blacksburg, Virginia, and David Sloane of Rosemont, California; and her great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Kaden Vargas, and Alastair Matthews. She is also survived by her sisters, Sue LaMarche of Misquamicut, Rhode Island, and Nancy Robinson of Memphis, Tennessee. In addition, she leaves her daughter-in-law, Gail Stone of Norwalk, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Church, Fairfield, Connecticut on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (661 Old Post Road • Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-259-3013).

Arrangements are in the care of Spear-Miller Funeral Home in Fairfield ( )

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  1. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Julie. In this difficult time please read God’s wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death it will give you hope and comfort John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3-5.

  2. Julie has been an inspiration to me, especially when I learned her age a few years ago. I always loved speaking with her a moment or two after church. She had such a great smile and always the spark of life. One day recently I walked her out to her car (yes, her car that she was driving) and offer to help her get in. Absolutely not she indicated with a wave of her hand and smile. Yes indeed, she could manage.

  3. We loved Julie like a Grandma ! And will miss her sitting behind us at St Pauls…. for the past 15 + years A true woman of grace ! Im sure she got the EZ Pass lane past the pearly gates.

    The Wiants

  4. The Barney’s shared that pew with the Wiants for many years, and free wholeheartedly. Julie reminded me alot of my mother — petite. fiesty, independent and a force to be reckoned with if need be. It was an honor t be her friend. Wendy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Margy, Tim, Jinny, Tim, jr. and Bella

  5. Julie was the sweetest lady that always had a smile, and I enjoyed saying hi to her in church. Rest In Peace.