Holly Shelton Wheeler
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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.

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Published in Fairfield Citizen & Westport-News & Connecticut Post on Dec. 29, 2020.
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January 17, 2021
Holly was kind soul . I will treasure our conversations and her generous heart. Her smile was contagious. I will miss you Holly. I will miss our talks when we saw one another at Saugatuck Church.
You were a genuine spirit.
Lisa Feistel
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January 14, 2021
Holly and I met in the 80's and worked together at Applied Futures in Greenwich, CT. A few years later I invited her in to joining me at The Leahy Company in Mount Kisco, NY where we were together again for close to a decade.
She was a reliable co-worker, a great help to the company, and a good friend as well. We will miss her presence in our lives.
Ric & Lynn Byrnes
Ric Byrnes
Friend
January 5, 2021
Sending our deepest condolences to the Wheeler family. Holly's smile and laughter always brightened our spirits. She was a dear friend to all.
Jolanta and Emilia R.
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January 3, 2021
It’s such a great photo of Holly! That’s how I will remember her, always. Goodbye, fellow alto. I will miss you and our lunches. Take care and say hi to the choir of angels for me.
Anna Buckner
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January 3, 2021
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December 31, 2020
Holly & I were close friends for decades. I am grateful we shared so much of our journeys together. May she be held in Light & Love.
Bernice
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December 30, 2020
Marnie, Sarah, Willie, Yogi and Stuart: I am so sorry to hear about Holly's passing. She was a fun and fabulous gal. Hugs to you all. Annie (Rutledge) Oswald
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