Pauline “Tomie” Tritt

June 11, 1930 - June 9, 2022
Pauline “Tomie” Tritt


Pauline Tomie Tritt

On June 9, 2022, Tomie  Tritt of Leland, NC, passed away peacefully at home with her family. Tomie was born in Montreal, Canada in1930 to the late John and Marie Thomson.

Tomie is survived by her daughter, Mary Jean and her son-in-law, Brian Petrie. She was predeceased by her sister, Jean, her beloved husband, Bill, and her dear son, Bobby.

Tomie  loved sports. She was a member of a curling ream and enjoyed playing golf while living in Canada. Tomie , her husband and two children immigrated from Canada in 1971 and settled on Cape Cod to open a restaurant, and all worked tirelessly to make a success. Tomie , who inherited her gift and love of sewing and knitting from her mother, held a management position at a local uniform company before she and Bill retired to Florida in 1999. Upon the death of her husband in 2007, Tomie returned to Massachusetts and lived independently for several years, until ln 2019 she, her daughter, MJ, and son-in-law, Brian, packed their bags and moved to North Carolina where she lived until her death. Tomie was a loving supportive wife, mother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, June17, 2022 family will receive friends from 4:00pm  and service will start at 5:00 PM at the Wilmington Funeral and Cremation – Leland Chapel, 525 Village Road NE Leland, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society in Tomie’s name at 2202 Wrightsville Ave STE 111 Wilmington, NC 28403

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Celebration of Life

Friday, June 17, 2022
5:00 PM

Village Road Chapel - Directions
525 Village Road
Leland, NC 28451
910-383-3511

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  • June 22, 2022
    Cheryl Guinan says:
    MJ and Brian, thank you for the opportunity to visit you in NC and meet "Tomie" this past Easter. What a sweet and wonderful person who I enjoyed talking to very much about herself and her experiences. Her smile and her laugh when she told me some stories were special. Moms hold a special place in our hearts and "Tomie" was one for the books. My sincere condolences at this time of sadness. Much love to you both.

  • June 22, 2022
    Cheryl Guinan lit a candle:
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  • June 17, 2022
    Lindsay Phillips says:
    Tomie was such a wonderful friend of our family. We all just loved her immediately, but my gram especially adored her. I’m so glad they had each other. Sending our love and condolences MJ. Love, Lindsay Phillips (Florence’s granddaughter)

  • June 17, 2022
    Joan McCorrister says:
    We all loved Tomie! Tomie was always smiling, her warm personality was always welcoming to all. A generous kind spirit with a great laugh,I have many fond memories of Tomie from hemming my dresses that my grandmother bought me when I came to visit Montreal and or sharing crabby appetizers with a drink in Florida with her and Bill .Tomie was always perfectly dressed and had beautiful nails, always The Lady ! We will all miss her. Our heart goes out to you and Brian ,MJ, You guys took such great care of your Mom ,she was lucky to have you💕 Love Joanie and Bob

  • June 17, 2022
    LISA TIANO says:
    So sorry for your loss MJ, sending hugs and prayers.