Eileen Apy, 91


Eileen Apy, 91, died peacefully on November 29, 2022.

Eileen Apy

She was born on August 2, 1931, to the late Charles and Ellen (Doyle) Nagot. A lifelong resident of New Canaan and member of St Aloysius Parish, Eileen graduated from New Canaan High School in 1949. 

Growing up she very much enjoyed Girls Scouts and continued through the Mariner program. On June 16, 1951, she married John “Jack” Apy and began a family. 

Eileen worked as a buyer/manager at Young Fashions and went on to be the scheduling secretary at Silver Hill Hospital. She was a very active volunteer and over the years was involved with Welcome Wagon, Girl Scouts, Democratic Town Committee and a Member of Zoning Board of Appeal.

She loved entertaining and her house was always open to friends and family.  She also enjoyed her family vacations to Massachusetts and Nova Scotia and especially her trip on the QE2 to Scotland and a trip to Ireland. Another highlight for her was when she and Jack attended JFK’s inauguration and all the festivities in 1961.

Eileen is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Jones, Carol Harvey (David),  Ginny Apy, and son in law Bill Shelley, grandchildren Emily Jones (Duff), Trevor Harvey (Stephanie), Derek Harvey (Haley), great grandchildren Taylor Harvey and Isaiah Morton-Jones, her caregiver Denise Brooks and many nieces, nephews and cousins. As well as many surrogate children.

She was predeceased by her husband Jack, her sisters Hilda and Judy and her daughter Janet Shelley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Aloysius Church 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT. A wake will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hoyt Funeral Home 199 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Donations in her memory may be made to the We Stand With Christ Building Campaign at St. Aloysius Church or New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

6 thoughts on “Eileen Apy, 91

  1. Ginny, Beth and Carol,
    I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. After reading about her life, I am not surprised that each of you became so involved in New Canaan.
    My sincere sympathy to your family.

  2. Dear Carol, Beth & Ginny,
    I was saddened to read about your mother’s passing. She certainly lived a long and fulfilling life! She certainly served the town and others in true Apy style! My condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

  3. Dear Carol Beth and Ginny, my sympathy to all of you and your families. Having gone to school with Eileen starting in Kindergarten I remember her well. She was always very well liked and always got very high grades. In High School she was involved in almost every activity offered, still top of her class. My condolences to all of you.

  4. Dear Carol, Beth and Ginny,
    I’m so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. I have such sweet and deep felt memories of a shared childhood with you all that was fostered by our wonderful parents. They sure had fun together and passed that down to us! Her smile, warmth and kindness will always stay with me. May she Rest In Peace. My love to you all- Lolly
    (Liz Murphy Barrett)

  5. Dear Apy Family, Saddened to learn of my friend and co-worker’s passing. Your mom worked hard at everything she under took. Cared deeply for God, family, friends, strangers, too. I was at SHH at work the day Jack had passed. Was shocked to look up and see Eileen at her desk in the office, finishing last minute details to her job! Amazing, brave lady. I am privileged to have known her. Keep all those precious memories close to your heart(s). Love, hugs–Betsy Lopato

  6. Carol, Beth and Ginny,
    Sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have been the Librarian at Silver Hill for over 20 years and have fond memories of your Mom. She knew everything about Silver Hill and New Canaan. Her faith and family were very important to her. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. Love and prayers, Anne Romano

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