Services Set For Suzy Holliday

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.

Suzy Holliday

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.

6 responses to “Services Set For Suzy Holliday

  1. Sad news. Condolences to the family of a great teacher.

  2. Very sad. Both Bob and Suzy inspired me as physical education teachers – and put me in my place when needed. The mark of good educators. My condolences to the family.

  3. My condolences. Hard to believe that Mrs. Holliday was my gym teacher in 1971!

  4. Former student

    My condolences to the Holliday family. She was a wonderful educator, she knew how to have fun with her students and teach them many important lessons. What a wonderful lady.

  5. I had Bob Holliday for physical education several times at Staples. He was an excellent teacher. I remember meeting his wife several times at various functions. Condolences to the family.

  6. Innocent Bystander

    Terribly sad news. I am almost sick. But how does a P.E. teacher, at the young age of 64, die from “complications from shoulder surgery.”?
    Those who advocate tort reform, take heed.