Obituary: Elaine Christine Whelton, 66, formerly of Ridgefield

Elaine C. Whelton
Elaine C. Whelton

Elaine Christine Whelton, 66, passed away at her home in Weston, CT, on October 5, 2018. Elaine grew up in Ridgefield, the oldest of 10 children of Leo and Harriett Whelton and was extremely proud of the faith that her parents lived out every day and passed on as their legacy.

Elaine graduated in 1976 with a B.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Connecticut State University. Professionally, Elaine was fortunate enough to be at the forefront of the emerging personal computer industry. She was proficient in early DOS systems and later Windows based computers, helping to train novice users. Later in her career she became an independent contractor and consultant developing and installing networks and billing systems for small businesses.

Ellie, as she was known by many, was kind, gracious and generous to everyone, whether she knew you well or just a little. The world could use more people like her. She truly was a gentle soul.

She will be deeply missed by her nine siblings, Brian Whelton (Betty), Ann Galvin (Paul), Elizabeth Carpenter (Ned), John Whelton (Diane), Cathy Duelfer (Ray), Paul Whelton (Evelyn), Margaret Whelton (Michael), Stephen Whelton and Daniel Whelton (Jody), as well as many nieces and nephews. As the oldest in the family she was given much responsibility by Mom and Dad and we know God will reward her for her diligence in that job!

A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary in Ridgefield at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 17th followed by interment at St. Mary Cemetery.