Mace de Buy Wenniger
November 17, 2015
GLOUCESTER: Mace de Buy Wenniger, 91, of Gloucester, died peacefully on
Tuesday, November 17, at his home on Goose Cove. He was the loving husband
of Mary Ann (Sigmund Miller) Wenniger for 52 years.
Mace, born in Los Angeles, was a resident of Manchester- by-the-Sea for 44
years, where they raised a family of six children. Mace was the son of the
late Willem F. Maillette de Buy Wenniger of the Netherlands and Wilda
(Carpenter) Wenniger of California.
Mace graduated from the University of Chicago (MS, 1951, Urban Planning).
His first wife, Margaret Hindman, died in 1961. Mace and his children came
to Boston, where he worked as Director of Zoning, Boston Redevelopment
Authority. In 1971, he and his wife started Wenniger Graphics in Rockport,
Mass. This grew into two other galleries, one in Boston for 19 years, and
Provincetown, Mass., for eight years.
Mace was a trained watercolorist, draftsman, and sculptor in Europe. As
artistic partners, Mace and Mary Ann would inspire one another to create and
work at their favorite mediums and then share their expertise and love of
art with others in their three galleries. They published four books together
and another is forthcoming.
Beyond all of his professional and artistic accomplishments, Mace will be
best remembered for his role as husband and father. He took on both roles
with great love and devotion, all the while instilling a deep sense of
creativity in all of life.
In addition to his wife, Mary Ann, he is survived by Ian de Buy Wenniger and
his wife, Alexandra of Topsfield; Nina Fabiszewski and her husband, Lester
of Virginia Beach; Anne Wenniger and her husband, Rik Ekstrom of New York;
Susanna Wenniger and her husband, Rudd Kierstead also of New York; and Julia
Wenniger of Tampa, Fla. Mace was predeceased by his son, David Maillette de
Buy Wenniger. Mace is survived by ten grandchildren and his
Mace’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony Chapel, 2 St. Louis
Avenue, Gloucester on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. There will be a
time of visitation on Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m. Relatives and
friends are respectfully invited to attend. For online condolences and
register book, please visit
www.pikenewhall.com. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester.