Evelyn A. Thresher

Feb. 26, 1930 – March 30, 2005

Evelyn A. Thresher was the daughter of Albert Gullis and his wife Hazel Seeley Gullis. She was a LIFE member of the Seeley Genealogical Society. One of her significant contributions to our Society was donating her husband Bill’s time to serve as SGS Treasurer for eleven years!

This is the obituary as published in the following newspapers:

  • Connecticut Post, Bridgeport Conn on April 2, 3, 4.
  • New Haven Registar, New Haven Conn. on April 2, 3
  • Herkimer Telegram, Herkimer, NY on April 5.

THRESHER Evelyn A. Thresher, age 75, of Shelton [CT] entered into rest Wednesday, March 30 2005 at Lee County Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. She was the devoted wife of 56 years to William Thresher. Mrs. Thresher was born in Stratford, N.Y. on February 26, 1930, daughter of the late Albert and Hazel Seeley Gullis, and has been a Shelton resident for the last 40 years. Evelyn was a graduate of Stratford High School in New York and SUNY [State University of New York] of Cortland, N.Y. She was a teacher at Mohegan School for 20 years, until her retirement in 1985, and had previously taught in New York for five years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a past Matron of the Eastern Star in Ilion, N.Y. Mrs. Thresher was a member of Genealogy and Quilting Societies and was an avid quilter. She was a former member of the Shelton Education Association, a Girl Scout leader, and council member, and a past Deacon of the Huntington Congregational Church. She enjoyed spending winters with her husband in Florida, and summers at their home in Upstate New York. She was the beloved mother of William Thresher, Betty Zarrella, Evelyn Hallberg, and Barbara Truitt. She is also survived by her brother, George Gullis; and her sister, Pamela Leskovar; 10 loving grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and was predeceased by her brother, William Gullis. Friends may greet the family on Monday, April 4, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton. Those attending her funeral are invited to go directly to the Huntington Congregational Church on Tuesday at 12 noon. Her burial will be in the spring in the Dolgeville Cemetery in Dolgeville, N.Y. At the request of her family, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484.