Holly Shelton Wheeler
Holly Shelton Wheeler, age 74, passed away peacefully in New Haven on December 22, 2020 due to complications from COVID. Holly was born in Bridgeport CT, and after growing up in Fairfield lived most of her adult life in New York City, Norwalk and Stratford. She attended Roger Ludlowe High School and graduated from Kathleen Laycock Country Day School.
Holly's great passion was choral singing, and over the years she sang with the New York Choral Society, Music on the Hill in Wilton, and for the past 42 years with the Fairfield County Chorale, serving as Board Member and Ticket Chair. Holly formally joined Saugatuck Congregational Church last year after many years of participating in and eventually co-planning SCC women's retreats.
Holly was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Frances Wheeler. She is survived by her sisters Marthena Wheeler Hackenberg of Bath ME and Sarah Wheeler (Paul King) of Brunswick, ME, and by her brothers William Wheeler of Jacksonville FL (Crandy), Tomlinson Wheeler of Apex NC and Stuart Wheeler (Lynne) of Newton NJ, and also by her numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She also leaves many friends at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP in Southport where she worked frequently as an assistant, as well as countless other friends whose care and support over the years meant so much to her.
The family wishes to express its profound thanks for the outstanding and compassionate care Holly received from the staffs at Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospitals. A memorial service to be held at Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport will be announced at a later date following relaxation of COVID restrictions.
Published in Fairfield Citizen & Westport-News & Connecticut Post on Dec. 29, 2020.