Candace Brickley
Candace Brickley passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at MidState Medical Center. She died peacefully with her son Michael and daughter in law Lyndsey Brickley by her side.

She was a resident of Wallingford, CT, for her life. She was a living skills teacher at Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham, CT. She enjoyed spending time with her family, DIY, sewing and knitting.

She is survived by her son Michael Brickley, daughter in law Lyndsey Brickley, granddaughter Raegan (4) and grandson Nolan (8 weeks).

A Burial service will be held at 11 a.m., on September 11, 2021, at St. John's Cemetery, Wallingford, CT and a Celebration Of Life reception will be held at her son's home from 12-5 p.m., September 11, 2021, 87 Farm Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT. All are welcome.


Published by The Record-Journal from Aug. 26 to Sep. 4, 2021.
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One of the best teachers! Rest In peace Mrs. Brinkley! Prayers for your family.
Misty Young
Student
October 17, 2021
One of the best teachers! Rest In peace Mrs. Brinkley!
Misty Young
Student
October 17, 2021
Sending my sympathy I was her nail tech for years in Durham ,ct I will always remember her smile great lady rip candy.
Danielle Bronson
Friend
September 14, 2021
Michael,
We are so saddened to hear this news about your mom. We spent many hours together in cold rinks, talking and watching so many hockey games over the years. She was always so easy to be with, we often corrected papers together in the stands and shared stories about our schools. She was so proud of you and so enjoyed all of your many gifts, not the least of which were your sense of humor and mischief ! We will forever see her smile and hear her laugh which made her such a joy to be around. Please know you and your family are in our hearts.
Ken and Maureen Plourd
Friend
September 11, 2021
Very sorry for your loss Mike and family. Your mother was a great person who touched the lives of many. Brian Weir, Wallingford
Brian Weir
September 8, 2021
Candy Brickley, my teacher, my colleague, my friend, I will miss you terribly! I have known you for over 40 years. First as my teacher at Coginchaug in the late 70's, early 80's. Then as my colleague as I began my teaching career in RSD 13. Then as my friend and confidant. Candy, you held a passion for the art of teaching. You loved your students and instilled in them the knowledge that life was about choices and that they had choices. You gave them love and guided them, supported them, cared for them. Each one of those students felt your love and knew they were important. You are special to them! You also supported your fellow educators. As union president, you advocated for teacher's rights and guided many as they travelled through this crazy thing called teaching. And finally, as my friend. You and I developed a special bond as I transitioned from career teacher in CT to a new life in Florida. You were there for me and for Brenna and I can never thank you enough! You have touched my heart and I will hold you there always! rest easy my friend. Until we meet again!
Christen L Bertz
Friend
September 1, 2021
The best teacher I had at Coginchaug!! What a great lady she was!! So sorry for you loss!! Rest In Peace Mrs . Brickley !!!
Shanna Rushford Pieta
Student
August 30, 2021
The best teacher I had at Coginchaug!! What a great lady she was!! So sorry for you loss!! Rest In Peace Mrs . Brickley !!!
Shanna Rushford Pieta
Student
August 30, 2021
The best teacher I had at Coginchaug!! What a great lady she was!! So sorry for you loss!! Rest In Peace Mrs . Brinkley !!!
Shanna Rushford Pieta
Student
August 30, 2021
She was mine and my husband’s teacher, from 1973 to 1977. She will be missed. Never heard her say a bad word about anyone. She was a sweet heart. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
Charleene Witter Zimmerman
Student
August 30, 2021
I have nothing but wonderful memories of Ms. Brickley and her home ec and cooking classes at CRHS. Sending peace and love to her family during this difficult time.
Jessica Gribko
Student
August 30, 2021
I have nothing but wonderful memories of Ms. Brickley and her home ec and cooking classes at CRHS. Sending peace and love to her family during this difficult time.
Jessica Gribko
Student
August 30, 2021
A lovely Person . She had a positive impact on tons of students and adults alike. She will be missed.
Dick McManus
Coworker
August 30, 2021
Oh wow I'm truly heartbroken. I can't believe she's gone. She impacted my life so much and helped me get through 2yrs of bullying. Life skills really changed my life. Sending prayers and strength to you all!
Kathleen Atkinson
Student
August 30, 2021
Truly one of the best at Coginchaug. I have many great memories of multiple classes with her. She had a great sense of humor and was always so nice. Losing my dad in 9/11 while at Coginchaug she always was looking out for me. She helped me through some tough years. I’ll never forget that. I hope it brings a sense of peace and pride knowing what a wonderful person she was.
Brett
Student
August 30, 2021
Truly one of the best at Coginchaug. I have many great memories of multiple classes with her. She had a great sense of humor and was always so nice. Losing my dad in 9/11 while at Coginchaug she always was looking out for me. She helped me through some tough years. I’ll never forget that. I hope it brings a sense of peace and pride knowing what a wonderful person she was.
Brett Eagleson
Student
August 30, 2021
Truly one of the best at Coginchaug. I have many great memories of multiple classes with her. She had a great sense of humor and was always so nice. Losing my dad in 9/11 while at Coginchaug she always was looking out for me. She helped me through some tough years. I’ll never forget that. I hope it brings a sense of peace and pride knowing what a wonderful person she was.
Brett Eagleson
Student
August 30, 2021
Sorry to hear about Mrs. Brickley. I have fond memories of her calm manner as a teacher. We chatted often about hockey. RIP.
Wendy Manemeit
Student
August 30, 2021
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. ♥ I remember your Mom as my teacher at CRHS many years ago, as she was always so nice , and talented. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Lindsey Ekblade
Student
August 29, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. I was a student of hers in 1996 . She left a huge imprint on me. Truly one of a kind. Prayer to the family for comfort
Susan Hyland Meigel
Student
August 29, 2021
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