Edward Maum Sheehy, 73

Edward Maum Sheehy, first selectman of Woodbridge, attorney and husband to Eleanor Sanders Sheehy of Woodbridge, died April 22. He was born April 1, 1940 in New Haven, son of the late Michael and 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 three 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.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his daughter Mary Rose Sheehy of Woodbridge, three sons, Michael Sanders Sheehy and his wife Lindsay of Wilton, Patrick Goode Sheehy of Woodbridge and John O’Neil Sheehy of West Hartford, two grandchildren Hannah Sheehy and Rory Sheehy of Wilton and several cousins, nieces & nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 27, at 10 with friends asked to go directly to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 81 Center Road (Route 114) in Woodbridge. Burial will follow in Milfordside Cemetery in Woodbridge. Friends may call on Friday, from 3 to 8 at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Woodbridge.

The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia, (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.