Edwin Hellauer

Edwin J. Hellauer

December 28, 1933 - April 9, 2021
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Mr. Edwin J. Hellauer, age 87, of Shelton passed away peacefully in his sleep at Griffin Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, April 9, 2021. He was the beloved husband to Carol Osiecki Hellauer for 63 years and father to sons Edwin Jr. and Brian. Ed was born in Derby, CT, on December 28, 1933, to Otto Eugene and Marjorie Parker Hellauer of Derby and Shelton.

He graduated from Huntington School and was a proud member of the Shelton High School Class of 1951, where he played on the football team. Ed served in the United States Navy for four years, from 1952 to 1956, during the Korean Conflict. He went to work in the construction industry upon his return stateside, and was an employee of the Sillimon Co. of Bridgeport, and Fusco Corp. of New Haven, where he was an operating engineer and master mechanic. In 1998, he retired from the City of Shelton, after serving as Superintendent of Highways. Ed was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Shelton, where he served as an usher at the 10:30 a.m. mass for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 64 years, as well as the American Legion, VFW and Highland Golf Club, the latter for 40 years.

He served as an Alderman representing the 2nd Ward, on the Board of Planning and Zoning, each for one term. He was a member of the Water Pollution Control Authority at the time of his passing. Ed was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling with his family. He was happiest celebrating life’s milestones with family and friends and was delighted to share in many graduations, award ceremonies and weddings, and even the birth of his first great-grandchild in 2018. He loved to grill in the summers on his deck, and was an active and supportive member of his community. His grandchildren are grateful to him for many hours of patient driving lessons. Family and friends will remember his warm and easy smile, his great interest in their lives, and how he was always a phone call away in any moment of need, no matter how big or small.

Ed is survived by his wife, Carol of Shelton, and his two sons, Edwin Jr., his wife Lisa, and their daughters, Lindsey and her husband Tyler Grailich and their daughter Aubrey, and Christie, all of Oxford; Brian, his wife Theresa, of Shelton, and their children Abby and her husband Geoffrey Hellauer Geiger of Geneva, NY, Matthew of Brooklyn, NY, and Molly of New York, NY; his brother Roland of Southbury, and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Robert of Shelton and Ronald of Shelton and Florida, and his nephews Ronald, Jr. of Florida and Scott of Southbury.

A walk through visitation will take place on Tuesday April 13, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Riverview Funeral Home 390 River Rd., Shelton. Visitors are required to wear masks and social distance as they walk through, pay their respects and exit without lingering to ensure all guests can come through. Friends and Family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church 420 Coram Ave. Shelton. Masks and social distance are required for attendance. Full Military Honors will follow the Mass. Memorial contributions in Mr. Hellauer’s name may be made to St. Joseph Church, Shelton. Online condolences can be left for the family at
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  • Visitation

    April 13th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    April 13th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Riverview Funeral Home
    390 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    April 14th, 2021 | 10:00am
    April 14th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Joseph Church
    420 Coram Ave.
    Shelton, CT 06484
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Michael Dogali


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Martin Family

Posted at 11:16am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our condolences, The Martin's

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Margo Ramsden

Posted at 07:36pm
Sympathy to Carol and family. Eddy was a proud member of our class. He was a friend to all. Sincerely, Margo Rappa Ramsden, Brenham, Texas

Donald Ramia

Posted at 08:10pm
Into my heart's treasury I slipped a coin,
that time cannot take, nor a thief purloin,
oh better than the minting of a gold crowned king,
is the safe kept memory of a lovely thing.

Carol, I will always remember Ed and he is one of the coins in my heart's treasury. Unfortunately, I didn't get to know Ed very well until I became older, but he was the epitome of a man's man to me, a great Dad, a loving and devoted spouse, a true role model, and a wonderful friend. He was straight, tough, and honest, but always concerned about the betterment of our community. He, like my Dad, who was his good friend, are the last of the Greatest Generation of the Real Men of Shelton. I admired him, disagreed with him politically. but always looked up to him, respected him, and loved him. I will miss him - may he rest in well deserved peace. Don Ramia

Ramon Sous

Posted at 11:05am
Our deepest sympathies to you Carol and the family. May he Rest In Peace. Patricia and Ray Sous

Patrick Carey

Posted at 08:16pm
I am so sorry to hear this news. Condolences to all of Ed's family.

Pat Carey

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