Maggie Feczko of Westport — a longtime local volunteer, with a passion for Westport history and preservation — died on Friday, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 64.
She also worked recently to gain historic landmark designation for the Historical Society’s Wheeler House. “Maggie always brought a clear vision and great intelligence in expressing historical details, which made it absolutely come alive,” said WHS president Susan Wynkoop. “It was always an honor to work with Maggie.”
Historic District chair Francis Henkels added, “Maggie led our commission with a great combination of commitment, insight and charm. She was a great asset to the cause of historic preservation in our town.”
First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said, “Maggie Feczko was such a vibrant part of Westport through her many volunteer activities over the years. Her loss will be deeply felt by the many who knew her and by the many others who did not but benefited from her efforts. Our deepest condolences to her family.”
Maggie had been a buyer for Bloomingdale’s in New York. In Dallas she served as the minister’s assistant at the First Unitarian Church, and a guardian ad litem. In Westport she was a justice of the peace.
A service in her memory will be held at Christ & Holy Trinity Church this Wednesday (July 3), at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.