Edward Maum Sheehy, first selectman of Woodbridge, attorney & loving husband to Eleanor Sanders Sheehy of Woodbridge, entered into eternal rest April 22.
He was born April 1, 1940 in New Haven, son of the late Michael & Lorretta O'Neil Sheehy.
He was a graduate of the Assumption School in Ansonia, the Fairfield Preparatory School, Yale University, and the University of Connecticut School of Law, and practiced in the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter in Southport.
He was first elected to the Woodbridge board of selectmen in 1979, and during his tenure served in many capacities. He served 3 terms as first selectman and was running for his fourth term.
He served as the editor in chief of the Connecticut Law Review and past president of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, and the University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association. He was also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was a life fellow both of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.
He was appointed by Chief Justice of Connecticut Supreme Court as a member of Civil Commission, Recipient of Career Service Award, Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Recipient of Connecticut Bar Association John Eldridge Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award, and recipient of Connecticut Defense Lawyers Award for Outstanding and Distinguished Service to the Defense Bar.
In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Mary Rose Sheehy of Woodbridge, three sons, Michael Sanders Sheehy & his wife Lindsay of Wilton, Patrick Goode Sheehy of Woodbridge & John O'Neil Sheehy of West Hartford, two grandchildren Hannah Sheehy & Rory Sheehy of Wilton and several cousins, nieces & nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday April 27 at 10:00 a.m. with friends asked to go directly to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 81 Center Road (Rte. 114) in Woodbridge. Burial will follow in Milfordside Cemetery in Woodbridge. Friends may call on Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Woodbridge. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, (www.jenkinskingfh.com) is entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to his church, Our Lady of the Assumption, or to the University of Connecticut Law School Foundation.
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