Eileen Walsh Colihan
Published 5:30 am, Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Eileen Walsh Colihan, 90, of Woodbridge and a former Fairfield resident, died April 3 at home.
She was the daughter of William J. and Ellen Cody Walsh, originally from County Waterford, Ireland. She grew up in Bridgeport and was a 1939 graduate of Central High School, where she was class secretary for several years and a state typing champion. She lived and raised her family in Fairfield for many years before moving to Woodbridge.
She was a long-time employee in the Fairfield Tax Collector's office before retiring in 1993. She had been a member of Our Lady of Assumption Parish.
Survivors include a sister Rita E. Walsh of Hamden; a daughter Leah F. Colihan and husband, John T. Grillo, of Woodbridge; grandson Christopher Colihan-Grillo of Washington, D.C.; a son, James C. Colihan and wife, Jane, of Wilton; grandchildren Katherine Colihan of New York City, Leigh, John and Jimmy of Wilton; a daughter Mary Ann Colihan and husband, Dr. Paul Adams, and grandsons Colin, Jamie and Hayden Adams, all of London, Ontario, Canada; a granddaughter, Jennifer Viglione and her family; and a niece and nephews, John Bohan of Fairfield, Nora Bohan Giovati of Old Greenwich and Jerry Bohan of New Hartford, and their families.
A private Mass of Christian Burial was held in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Fairfield. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial donations may be made to Notre Dame Scholarship Fund, c/o Notre Dame High School, 220 Jefferson St., Fairfield, CT 06825. Arrangements were handled by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home in Trumbull. To send online condolences, visit www.redgatehennessy.com.