Suzy Holliday — longtime physical education instructor at Coleytown Elementary School, Saugatuck El and Bedford Middle School — died suddenly on Monday in Utah, after complications following shoulder surgery. She was 64.
Holliday began her 35-year teaching career in Westport at Coleytown Elementary School in 1968. She then went on to Saugatuck Elementary before moving on to Bedford Middle School. She retired in 2002.
Holliday received Westport’s Teacher of the Year award at the secondary level, and was named Connecticut Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, a retired teacher and coach; her daughter Kim and her husband, Jim McElderry of Stamford; her son Shane of Newport Beach, Calif.; and grandchildren Grace Ann and Liam James.
A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. this Tuesday (July 20) at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Rd. in Fairfield. A short reception will follow.